New Directions for Law and Development Studies (2015)
The Law and Development Institute and Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University co-host the LDI's sixth annual conference in New Orleans, USA. Twenty-one distinguished speakers from North and South Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, present papers on the current status of law and development studies, the necessity for new directions, including new analytical frameworks and institutional approaches, and the renewed interest in “developmental states”. Issues of child labor, controversies of property rights, and the need for global financial stability are also discussed.
Date: April 17, 2015
Venue: Lavin-Bernick Center (Qatar Room), Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S.A.
Schedule:
 8:30am–9:00am
 9:00am–9:10am
 9:10am–9:20am
 9:20am–9:30am
 9:30am–10:00am
 10:00am–10:15am
 10:15am–12:30pm
 12:30pm–1:30pm
 1:30pm–3:30pm
 3:30pm–3:45pm
 3:45pm–5:45pm
 5:45pm–6:00pm
Registration
Opening Statement by Prof. Y.S. Lee, Director, The Law and Development Institute
Welcome Statement by Prof. Colin Crawford, Executive Director, Payson Center for International Development
Welcome Statement by Dean David Meyer, Tulane University School of Law
Keynote speech by Prof. Frank Upham, New York University School of Law
“The Paradoxical Role of Property Rights in Development”
Coffee break
Panel Presentations: “New Analytical Framework, Institutional Approaches, and Developmental States”
Chair: Prof. Frank Upham, New York University School of Law

“Scholars out of Self-Estrangement after a Forty-Year Quest: Call for a New Analytical Model for Law and Development”
Prof. Y.S. Lee, The Law and Development Institute

“Law and Democratic Development: an Institutional Approach”
Prof. Diogo R. Coutinho, University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Law

“Different Legal Institutions for Different Economic Settings, Evidence from Interviews in China”
Dr. Ding Chen, Newcastle University, Prof. Simon Deakin, University of Cambridge, and Prof. Mathias Siems, Durham University

“Towards the Elaboration of a More Pluralistic Legal Landscape for Developing Countries in West Africa: which Role for Law and Development”
Prof. David Hiez & Dr. Séverine Menétrey, University of Luxembourg

“Conceptualizing the Developmental State in Resource Rich Sub-Saharan Africa”
Ms. Sara Ghebremusse, Osgoode Hall Law School (PhD Candidate)

“Reflections on the New Analytical Model”
Prof. William Hubbard, University of Chicago Law School
Lunch Break
Panel Discussion: “New Directions for Law and Development Studies and Curriculum”
Chair: Prof. Y.S. Lee, Law and Development Institute

“Thoughts on an Integrated Law & Development Curriculum”
Professor Colin Crawford, Tulane University Payson Center for International Development

“Tracking the Law and Development Continuum through Multiple Development”
Dr. Ada Ordor, Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rule of Law Studies as a Model for Law & Development Studies”
Prof. Joel Samuels & Prof. Aparna Polavarapu, University of South Carolina School of Law

“The Example of Multilateral Banks’ Conditionality and the Need for a Unified Field of Law and Development Studies in Latin America”
Prof. Stéphanie de Moerloose, University Austral

“Raising the Bar: The Role of Bar Associations and Societies in Promoting Development”
Ms. Maya Berinzon, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance
Coffee Break
Panel Presentation: “Child Labor, Financial Stability, and Policy Space for Development”
Chair: Prof. Colin Crawford, Tulane University Payson Center

“Trade, Development, and Child Labor”
Dr. William Bertrand, Tulane University, Founder of the Payson Center

“Law, Development, and Global Stability”
Prof. Adam Feibelman, Tulane University School of Law

“The Policy Space of Development Strategies: An Analysis of Industrial Policy and Regulatory Coherence between Brazil and the U.S.”
Ms. Ada Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira & Ms. Julia Cadaval Martins, Georgetown University

“Legal Governance and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana: Managing Revenues from Extractive Industries”
Dr. Olivia K Lwabukuna, Africa Institute of South Africa

“Defining the ‘Local’ in Local Content Requirements in the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors for Sustainable National and Subnational Economic Development in Developing Countries”
Dr. Chilenye Nwapi, Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Closing Remark by Prof. Y.S. Lee, The Law and Development Institute
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