Law and Development

Law and development is an interdisciplinary research area at the intersection between economic/social development and legal change. It focuses on the developing countries and examines how to use law as an institutional instrument to promote economic development, democratization, and human rights. The law and development movement originated from American law schools and social science departmentsin the 1960s with the sponsorship from American and international organizations such as the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). After half a century, the law and development scholarship has evolved into a global enterprise, particularly in the context of globalization.




Research Group

He, Xin Frank (link)

Lei, Yawen (link)

Lu, Hong (link)