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Former LIDS Co-Presidents Jason Gelbort and Elian Maritz, and former LIDS project member Delphia Lim win Harvard Law School’s inaugural Public Service Venture Fund Fellowships

Congratulations!! More info here.


Congratulations to the new LIDS Executive Board

We are thrilled to announce a new slate of LIDS E-board members for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Each one of these individuals has great qualifications and exciting ideas to move LIDS forward in the next year, and we wish them the best of luck.

Projects: Sam Smolkin and Sarah Weiner
Finance: Eusebius Luk
Communications: Maria Parra-Orlandoni and Sarah Kalin
Events: Dean Rosenberg and Liz Floyd
Symposium: Meng Lu
Alumni: Daniel Holman and Sima Atri
Collaborations: Beth Nehrling and Maryum Jordan
Community: Veronica Sauer
Liaisons: Andrea Titus (HKS), John Rennie (Fletcher), LeAnn Noh (HSPH)


Learn about international trade negotiations at the LIDS Colloquium on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal!

LIDS is inviting a number of exciting speakers, including practitioners deeply involved in the negotiation and drafting of this massive new trade agreement, to speak to interested students about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and international trade and development more generally. For more information, see our events page.


Congratulations to The New LIDS Presidents – Raj Banerjee and Becky Wolozin!

Please join us in welcoming the new Presidents of LIDS, Raj and Becky! Both of our new co-Presidents have done a great job on the board of LIDS this year, and we are thrilled to have them signed on to lead LIDS in the new year. If you’re interested in reading some of their ideas, check out their platform, at http://bit.ly/Z1AVrr.


Read about LIDS’ Contribution to the International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2012 Report

During the 2012 Spring semester, LIDS developed a case study of emerging techniques being used to support anti-corruption whistle-blowing. As part of that project, team leader Gisela Mation was invited to present the LIDS paper at the ICHA Conference in Washington DC, during the summer. This project was also incorporated in the 2012 ICHA Report, which you can find here (see especially pages 12 and 32; and also see a reference to HLS Prof. Stephenson’s research on page 7).


Corruption and International Development – A Presentation by Prof. Feldman

HLS’ Bemis Professor of International Law Noah Feldman will be discussing his latest work, focusing on issues of corruption and understanding China’s role in international development.
Wednesday, February 6, WCC 1023, 12 pm.


Spring 2013 Projects Announced!

LIDS is happy to announce the new projects that we are coordinating with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Please see our projects page for more details, and check back regularly for details on how to apply to work on one.


Read about LIDS in the HL Bulletin

The Harvard Law Bulletin has written a story about the 2012 LIDS symposium, “Student conference focuses on strategies for tackling corruption.” It has some interesting insights and photography, especially pertinent for those of you who were unable to attend the Symposium.


The 2012 Annual LIDS Symposium
Development amidst Corruption | Developments against Corruption

Thanks to everyone who came to our Symposium! We had some exciting speakers, a strong turnout, and an all-around great day. Check our events page to see what else LIDS has coming up.


Read About LIDS at the International Corruption Hunters Alliance Conference

This summer, LIDS member Gisela Mation presented a paper compiled by a LIDS team in the Spring 2012 semester at the ICHA conference, a gathering of development and anti-corruption professionals from around the world administered by the World Bank. To learn a little more about this exciting project, see our blog.


Fall 2012 Law & International Development Projects!

We have an exciting line-up of projects planned – we will be working with a number of interesting organizations on issues at the intersection of law and development. For details about the projects, please visit the projects page and see information below.
The projects we have are listed below – for more in-depth descriptions, please head to our current projects page.

1. Center for Civil Society, Reforming Bamboo Policy in India
2. Equal Education Law Centre, Increasing Accountability, Transparency and Quality in South Africa’s Education System
3. Legal Resources Centre, Empowering Communities to Assert Their Own Development Path
4. Open Society Justice Initiative, Freedom of Information Comparative Research
5. Public International Law and Policy Group, Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction and Development
6. TransFarm Africa, Mapping the Legal and Regulatory Environment for Products of Potential in East Africa
7. Vale Columbia Center, Performance Requirements Facilitating Technology Transfer
8. Vaxess Silk Innovation, Comparative Study of Regulatory Frameworks for Vaccines

If you have any questions, please contact our VPs of Projects, Becky Wolozin and Megumi Tsutsui.