CFP Deadline: Law & Development

January 31, 2020 @ 12:53 pm – 1:53 pm
CFP Deadline: Law & Development

The Law and Development Institute and Bucerius Law School will co-host the 2020 Law and Development Conference in Hamburg, Germany on Nov. 6, 2020. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31, 2020.

Registration for the 2020 Conference will be available on LDI’s website here.

Economic development is the term that has been associated with less developed countries in the Third World (“developing countries”), not the economically advanced countries (“developed countries”). However, development problems in high income countries are not less important. Changing economic conditions in recent decades caused stagnating wages and widening economic gaps among individual citizens and regions within developed countries. Stagnant economic growth deepening economic polarization and institutional incapacity to deal with these issues can be observed in several rich countries. Private law, public law, and institutions in general play a crucial role in addressing these problems. The conference addresses law and development issues relevant to high income countries on the following sub-topics.

  • Poverty and Inequality in High Income Countries and the Role of Law
  • Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Growth and Stability in High Income Countries
  • The Role of State and Development in Industrialized Countries
  • International Trade, WTO and Substitute Institutions

We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by January 31, 2020. (Please indicate the relevant sub-topic in your submission.) We expect abstracts, papers, and presentations in English language.

Important Deadlines

Abstract Submission: January 31, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2020
Final Selection of Speakers: March 15, 2020
Full Papers Due: September 15, 2020

Please note that all conference papers will be uploaded on the conference website and will be accessible by the general public (with the attachment of appropriate copyright notice).

Selected papers will be published in Law and Development Review Special Issue in 2021.

All speakers and participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements during the conference.

Please submit your abstract and conference inquiries to Law and Development Institute (Professor Y.S. Lee) by email at