Call For Papers: 2016 Law and Development Conference – “Law and Development: From the Global South Perspectives”

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The Call for Papers has been release for the 2016 Law and Development Institute Conference, co-sponsored by Emory University and University Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year’s theme is “Law and Development: From the Global South Perspectives”, to be held at University Austral over October 21-22, 2016. Submissions of abstracts for participation in the conference are due by December 31, 2015, and selected papers will be peer-reviewed after the final paper deadline of June 15, 2015 for those who are accepted. Those that undergo successful peer-review will also be included in a special issue of the Law and Development Review. The conference description includes the following:

For the past five decades, studies, movements, and projects in law and development have been organized primarily from the perspectives of the Global North. As a result, they have been neither successful in developing adequate understanding of the impact of law, legal frameworks, and institutions (LFIs) on development nor effective in facilitating development in impoverished countries. A shift in the paradigm, from the perspectives of the Global North to those of the Global South, will be necessary to revitalize law and development field and increase its effectiveness …

The conference encourages the participation of scholars and experts from the Global South, as well as from the Global North, and explores the following sup-topics from the perspective of the former:
– Developmental State
– Development and International Trade
– Development and Environment
– Development and Corruption
– The Rule of Law

Submissions should be sent to Professor Y.S. Lee by email at with a cc to Prof. Stephanie de Moerloose at

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