Annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the second annual LDRN PhD seminar – “Legal Values and the Functions of Law: Symbioses and Synergies” – which will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 24 – 28 June 2019

What does law seek to accomplish, and how is society affected by it? And from a researcher standpoint, how do I identify synergies between my research subject and those of others? The LDRN PhD seminar will seek to answer these and other questions, drawing insights on some of the methodological, ethical and theoretical considerations relevant for these aspects of the law and development research field, both in the global North and global South.

Besides coaching and discussion sessions dedicated to participants’ PhD projects, the confirmed programme includes a range of methodological and substantive sessions with expert instructors  – including, from LDRN partner institutions: Prof. Karin Arts, Dr. Jeff Handmaker & Dr. Freek Schiphorst (ISS); Dr. Sanele Sibanda (University of the Witwatersrand); Dr. Celine Tan (Warwick University); Prof. Janine Ubink & Dr. Carolien Jacobs (Leiden University); & Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp). A programme of social activities is also offered.

Further practical information and online registration is available here on the course website. The registration deadline is 30 March 2019.

Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to students from LDRN partner institutions.

Photo credit: Åbo Akademi University

The first annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) took place on 11 – 15 June 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.

See the reportprogramme and website of the 2018 LDRN PhD seminar.

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Annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network

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The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development”, will be hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019.

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 the venues for its following annual conferences:

  • 5th annual LDRN conference: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (September 2020exact dates to be confirmed)
  • 6th annual LDRN conference: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (2021 – exact dates to be confirmed)

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Over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) on 19-21 September 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