The Law and Development Institute (LDI), University Austral, and the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, Inter-America Development Bank (IDB-INTAL) are pleased to announce the 2016 Law and Development Conference, entitled “Law and Development: From the Global South Perspectives,” to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 21 and 22, 2016.

The 2016 Conference is the seventh annual conference in law and development that the LDI co-hosts with leading universities and institutions around the world and the first to be held in Latin America. The Conference features high-level academic presentations on key topics in law and development, such as developmental state, development and international trade, development and environment, development and corruption, and the rule of law. Over thirty leading scholars and experts from South and North Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe present thirty papers over two days. Representatives from the IDB and the World Bank also discuss key development projects relevant to the conference topics.

The select conference papers will be published in the 2017 Special Issue of Law and Development Review.

For the detailed conference schedule, please see 2016 Conference Schedule.

Those who are interested in attending the Conference should contact Professor Stephanie de Moerloose by email at

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