Projects – Overview

LIDS is currently accepting project proposals from organizations for the 2014 Fall Semester!

The purpose of these projects is to both offer resources to leading organizations working in international development and to provide a means for graduate students to engage directly in law and development work.

Through our current project model, we work on specific deliverables for partner organizations, supervised by attorneys from our partner law firm (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP), as described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Over the last five years, LIDS has worked on over 50 projects with more than 35 different organizations, including the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Aspen Institute, and the Public International Law and Policy Group. The work produced under this model is confidential and organization-specific.

The deadline to submit a project proposal is July 25, 2014. Please download the Orrick RFP that further details our objectives and the types of assistance we are able to provide partner organizations.

We also offer a White Paper Model, which involves researching broader development-related issues and then publishing this research as a white paper on our website. These papers will not be confidential or specific to any particular organization, but instead will address issues faced by many in the broader development community. If you do not have a project to propose but have noticed a particular common challenge faced by your organization and others, we welcome suggestions for white papers. The best suggestions will provide an initial theme and terms of reference for students to use as they research and produce a white paper on the suggested topic. The deadline for white paper suggestions is September 2, 2014.

If you are interested in working with LIDS this coming year, or if you have questions about our models or about the type of projects we do, please contact Sam Datlof and Carol Tan for more information.

Read descriptions of current and past projects to get a sense of the work we do!