First of all, congratulations and welcome! We are the Harvard Law and International Development Society—a diverse mix of students from Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, the Tufts Fletcher School, and other graduate schools in Boston who share a passion for the challenges and opportunities that lie at the intersection of law, policy and international development. We are firmly committed to two goals: making a difference in international development and providing our members with opportunities to get involved in hands-on, exciting and high-impact work in a field of their choice. Whether you have experience in international development or are interested in learning more about it, we would like to invite you to learn more about the work we do and meet some of our members. We look forward to getting to know you all this fall!
There are three main ways to get involved with LIDS as a new student at one of our member schools:
1) Work on a LIDS-Orrick project. Join a group of 5-10 graduate students and work directly with a senior client at one of our partners—generally, a development-focused NGO, IGO, or an entrepreneur serving the bottom of the pyramid. LIDS projects are excellent opportunities to … Read More »
Apply now to lead / participate in LIDS-Orrick projects with partner organizations! The deadline for team leader applications is September 12.
The list of projects for Fall 2014 is:
– The Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), Examining and modifying regulatory frameworks to accommodate an expanding legal aid sector
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Developing analytical methods for negotiation research in humanitarian diplomacy
– morethanshelters, implementing partner of UNHCR, Creating frameworks to facilitate cross-sector collaboration to develop Al Za’atari Camp (Jordan)
– Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Examining state authority over education in post-conflict states
– South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), Researching the issuance of financial instruments in Samoa and the US for a development corporation
– Transparency International – Kenya, Mapping and analyzing global anti-corruption policies and enforcement in the humanitarian aid sector
– World Resources Institute (WRI), Assessing the security of collective land rights for an online global mapping platform
– LIDS Global White Paper, Exploring the development of a legal toolkit to reduce bribery in “demand-side” countries
To work with LIDS and our partners on these pressing development, post-conflict and humanitarian issues, please submit applications through these links: Apply to lead projects by September 12 2014 at 11:59PM and apply to work on projects by September 23 2014 at 11:59PM.
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Harvard Law Students: Apply to the Global Anticorruption Lab seminar next year! (Deadline: April 25)
April 21, 2014 – Matthew Stephenson
Dear LIDS Members:
I’m writing to encourage those of you who are interested in applying to participate in the Global Anticorruption Lab that I will be running this coming academic year. There is a description in the course catalogue, but I wanted to reach out to LIDS because this class might be of particular interest to students with interests in law & development, particularly anticorruption and good governance.
The Lab course is an opportunity to do independent research on a topic or topics of your choice, in a collaborative setting that provides opportunities for feedback not only from me, but from your classmates as well. Through the Lab course, you will contribute to the Global Anticorruption Blog (www.globalanticorruptionblog.com), reaching an audience that includes leading figures at the World Bank, Transparency International, UNDP, and other leading anticorruption organizations.
This year’s Lab had great representation from LIDS members, and I would love to get more LIDS members involved if possible. If you would like to learn more about this year’s Lab please feel free to email current Lab member and outgoing LIDS co-President Raj Banerjee at email@example.com. Raj would be delighted to chat about his experience!
Slots are limited, so if you’re … Read More »