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Lex:lead International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries 2018

Up to twelve (12) US$500 awards are to be made in February 2019 to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question:

“How can laws affecting the free movement of people reduce poverty and support economic development?”

Application Timeline: 31st October 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan,  Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, DR Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger,Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Rep.), Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 

Eligible Field of Study: Law

About the Award: Lex:lead is a group of international lawyers and friends who support economic development focusing on the world’s least developed countries.

Lex:lead offers an annual essay competition on topics of law and development to the world’s least developed countries. In this way they transfer one-time US$500 awards to students for addressing fundamental questions.  In 2015 we also started placing students in internships through the World Bank and other institutions. Launched with funding from the International Bar Association Foundation, Lex:lead is an intellectual partner to the World Bank-supported Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: 

  • Candidates must be registered to compete: essays from unregistered candidates will not be accepted.
  • Candidates must be a citizen of an eligible country and a student (usually of law) with proof of educational enrollment in an eligible country (in January 2019).

Number of Awardees: 12

Value of Contest: US$500

How to Apply: Answer all questions to register (incomplete or inaccurate registrations cannot be accepted). Do not register if you cannot provide proof of eligible citizenship and eligible enrollment.

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Lawyers for Economic Advancement and Development(Lex:lead)

Important Notes: Note that awards are generally payable to the winner’s educational institution on his/her behalf and not to the student directly. Funds may also be less any necessary bank conversion fees and/or taxes. Lex:lead will never charge a fee to participate. A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all registered candidates who submit an essay by the deadline.

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