2015 Law and Development program offers short-term professional training courses

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The Law and Development Institute (LDI) and Tulane University Law School’s Payson Center for International Development announce the launching of 2015 Law and Development Program (LDP). The Program will begin in June 2015 at Tulane University located in the City of New Orleans, USA, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with rich cultural heritage.

The LDP offers short-term professional training courses in law and development for officials from both developing and developed countries, international organizations, and NGOs, as well as for other professionals interested in the role of law, legal frameworks and institutions (LFIs) for economic and social development.

The LDP provides instruction on how LFIs affect economic development in specific key areas, including industrial promotion, business transactions, and property rights. The LDP will also provide guidance for pro-development legislation in the cited key areas, using the latest analytical model in the field, the Analytical Law and Development Model (ADM). Currently no other program offers instructions on the role of LFIs on economic development in specific key areas; thus, the Program will give invaluable practical value for participating professionals.

Duration and Program Content

Duration: June 8 – June 12, 2015

Course Coverage:

  1. Introduction: Importance of LFIs for economic development and essential socio-economic considerations for legislation to promote economic development
  2. Property Rights and Economic Development
  3. Legal Framework for Business Transactions (e.g. contract law) and Economic Development
  4. Law and Industrial Promotion

Two-hour lectures will be delivered by Professor Y.S. Lee, Director of the Law and Development Institute, each day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition, optional two-hour Q&A sessions or lectures on additional law and development topics, as may be determined and taught by distinguished Tulane Law Professors, will be delivered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance of the afternoon sessions is optional, and participants will not be required to pay an additional fee. 

Tuition and Registration

The tuition is USD $2,200 payable upon registration. The tuition includes class materials but does not include room and board, and participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation for the duration of the Program. Upon registration, the organizers will provide participants with information on accommodation options.

Participants who require a visa to enter into the United States are encouraged to begin the registration process early. All visa inquiries should be made to U.S. Consulate in the participant’s area. The organizers can provide registered participants with a letter confirming their registration to attend the Program but cannot sponsor the visa in any other way.

Financial Assistance

If a participant requires financial assistance, they are encouraged to contact local funding sources, including USAID offices in the participant’s area. Subject to financial availability, the organizers may be able to offer a small number of tuition waivers and reductions for participants from developing countries who demonstrate financial need. Inquiries should be made in the first week of May.

Registration & Deadline

To register and make a tuition payment, please go to the Eventbrite registration page. The deadline for registration is the May 31, 2015. However, seats are limited, and participants are encouraged to register early. No refund can be made after the 31st of May.


For questions, direct your inquiries to Prof. Y.S. Lee, by email at info@lawanddevelopment.net.

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