Law and International Development Writing Competition: Cash Prize and Publication

HLS Administrative Updates 2013-02-11

The Law and International Development Society (LIDS) is making its second annual call for submissions for the LIDS Working Paper Series. LIDS working papers are medium-length pieces submitted by students, researchers, or practitioners that reflect research or work experience covering topics at the intersection of law and international development. LIDS will award the best paper a modest cash prize and publish the selected papers for publication on the LIDS website. The authors will have the opportunity to present their work at a public event at Harvard in April 2013. Papers will be judged anonymously. Please contact  LIDSworkingpapers at by Feb 15 with a 1-page abstract of the proposed paper. Final submissions are due by March 17. LIDS is looking for a diverse set of submissions and welcomes papers related to both the scholarship and the practice of law and development around the world. Working papers should be professional and properly formatted, but need not conform starkly to the style or structure of legal journals. Submissions may be based upon work experience, legal or interdisciplinary research, or interviews or exchanges with lawyers and other professionals working in development. LIDS is particularly interested in papers that reflect innovative thinking about or unique approaches to development challenges. The suggested length is 15 to 30 double-spaced pages. For examples, see the 2012 Working Papers on the LIDS website. Please send questions to Cecilia Vogel at  cvogel at