Extended deadline: expressions of interest in LDRN partnership / Plazo extendido: candidaturas a convertirse en nuevas instituciones asociadas a LDRN


The deadline for the call for expressions of interest in LDRN institutional partnership has been extended to 15 September 2022. See the call here.

Se ha ampliado el plazo de la convocatoria para presentar candidaturas a convertirse en nuevas instituciones asociadas a LDRN, hasta el 15 septiembre 2022. Vea la convocatoria aquí.

Save the date! Law & Development Research Network (LDRN) online panel discussion – Implications of the global pandemic for Law & Development research agendas – Wednesday 9 December, 13h00 UTC

Even though the Law & Development Research Network (LDRN)‘s next annual conference has been postponed (physically) until 2021, we aren’t letting 2020 go by without a chance to meet again (virtually) and discuss law and development research!
Please save the date on Wednesday 9 December (13h00 – 15h00 UTC) for an  online LDRN panel discussion on the “Implications of the global pandemic for law and development research agendas”. The panel will be hosted on Teams by the 2021 conference organizers at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.
More information on the programme and registration will be available soon – please check back on the LDRN website (LawDev.org), or subscribe to the LDRN newsletter to stay up to date!

LDRN Annual Conference: preliminary programme out now!

The preliminary programme for the 2019 LDRN annual conference – “The Plurality of Law and Development” – is available on the conference website.

The conference will be organized around eight tracks with seven panels each, ensuring that a diverse range of Law & Development topics will be discussed.

Keynote addresses will be presented by Prof. Katharina Pistor of Columbia Law School (‘Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism’), Justice Madan Lokur of the Supreme Court of India (‘Social Justice – A Vehicle for Transformative Constitutionalism’) and Prof. David Trubek of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law (‘Reflections on the History and Future of Law and Development’).

Read and download the programme

CHREN / ECCHR International Summer Course on Human Rights Law in Context – Special Focus on Business and Human Rights | Nuremberg, Germany | 22 – 26 July 2019

From 22 to 26 July 2019, the Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), in cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), will host a summer school on human rights law in context in Nuremberg. The focus area will be business and human rights, including topics such as human rights due diligence, corporate liability, supply chain responsibility and the negotiations on a binding instrument to regulate human rights obligations of transnational corporations.

Speakers include Daniel Augenstein (Tilburg University), Laura Clerico (FAU), Markus Krajewski (FAU), Miriam Saage-Maaß (ECCHR), Judith Schönsteiner (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile) and Michael Windfuhr (German Institute for Human Rights) as well as other lawyers from ECCHR and academics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg with expertise in the field of business and human rights.

More information can be found on the course website

Registration deadline: 31 March

LDRN individual members: keep sending us your publication highlights!

We are continuing to compile a monthly list of LDRN members’ publications on the website. This is to give visibility to individual members’ research and keep readers up to date on recent work.

If you are an individual LDRN member and would like to highlight a recent publication, please send references and/or links to the Editor by the final Monday of each month. 

New interdisciplinary advanced Master in Global Health starts in Belgium

Five Belgian universities (Antwerp University, Catholic University of Leuven, Ghent University, Hasselt University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel) are organizing a new international and interdisciplinary advanced Master in Global Health.

This master will prepare students to become catalysts for change as global health professionals. Chronic conditions, mental health and ageing, but also the effects of pollution, climate change and migration on health are global challenges of the 21st century. Such challenges can only be effectively addressed through an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, global approach that tackles their multiple causes and consequences. The Master of Science in Global Health will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to manage these complexities by giving a sound theoretical basis, mixed with applied classes and an internship.

Advantages of the programme:

  • Adopting a truly interdisciplinary approach 
  • A collaboration between five top Belgian universities
  • Emphasizing strong individual mentorship
  • Connecting with the professional world
  • Applying an innovative educational concept
  • Learning in the heart of Europe

Visit the programme website for more information

Two PhD vacancies | Migration and the Family in Morocco | Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society, Leiden, The Netherlands

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society at the Leiden Law School currently has vacancies for two PhD candidates to work on “Migration and the Family in Morocco” as part of the  research project “Living on the Other Side”.

Both PhD projects will be carried out in Morocco. The aim is to gain a detailed understanding of the ways in which the legal rights of migrants are regulated, distributed, and claimed in the domain of family law by focusing on four Moroccan cities.

The project is led by Dr Nadia Sonneveld and funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) by means of an Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, also known as the VIDI grant.

Deadline: 18 March 2019

 See more information and apply on the VVI website


Three post-doctoral positions | China, Law & Development Project | University of Oxford, UK

The China, Law and Development (CLD) project based at the University of Oxford is seeking three Post-Doctoral Research Associates (PDRAs).

CLD is a unique inter-disciplinary and multi-sited research project that aims to understand the nature of order that underlies China’s new globalism, an order that has multiple sources, one of which may be law. This project breaks new ground in analysing Chinese approaches to “law and development” in recipient or host states in the global South.

PDRAs will join an international research team in developing empirical data on China’s impact on law and development in host states. Each PDRA will be responsible for conducting a case study that examines different emergent formations of China’s globalism, working in field sites in Southeast Asia (e.g. Cambodia or Thailand), Central Asia (e.g. Kazakhstan or Tajikistan), or Africa and the Middle East (e.g. Algeria or the United Arab Emirates).

The posts would suit either a) social scientists (with training in sociology, anthropology, developmental economics, political science, etc.) who focuses on law, or b) legal scholars who are trained in social scientific methods. These are full-time posts, fixed-term for 28 months starting on 1 September 2019, and including a 12 month period of fieldwork.

For more details and to apply, visit the University of Oxford website

Deadline: 8 March 2019

Call for LDRN members’ monthly publication highlights

monthly list of LDRN members’ publications is being compiled on the website to give visibility to individual members’ research and keep readers up to date on recent work.

If you are an individual LDRN member and would like to highlight a recent publication, please send references and/or links to the Editor by the final Monday of each month. 

Preference generally goes to publications released in the past month over earlier ones.  A combined December 2018/January 2019 list will be released at the end of this month.

Reminder: LDRN 4th Annual Conference – “The Plurality of Law & Development” | 15 February deadline for proposals

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

See our earlier announcement for more information

Proposals and expressions of interest (as well as applications for travel grants) are welcomed until 15 February 2019

For further details and proposal formats, please visit the conference website