Annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network

Registration for attendees is open until 31 August 2019. Don’t miss out!

A detailed programme will be available in July/August.

The call for papers and registration for presenters has closed. 

The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development”, will be hosted by Humboldt University Law Faculty (Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law) in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from the global North and South who are interested in law and development.

The conference aims to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study and practice. Plurality is a defining feature of the field and opens specific avenues for scholarly reflection: How do approaches to law and development differ between North and South, Europe and the US, theory and practice, doctrinal and interdisciplinary methods, research and teaching, international and domestic law, human rights and economic law etc.? How should we write and pluralize the histories of law and development? How did different national traditions of law and development evolve over time? And what holds this plurality of approaches and traditions together as a field?

Confirmed keynote speakers: Justice Madan Lokur (Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India), Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Prof. David Trubek (University of Wisconsin Law School)

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LDRN is pleased to announce that the 5th annual LDRN conference will be held at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa in late September 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed soon)

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Over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the third annual LDRN conference in 2018. This edition of the conference, titled ‘Interfaces’, was hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Read more about the 2018 conference