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Lex:lead International Essay Competition 2022 for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Up to (15) US$500 awards are to be made in February 2022 to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question:

How can laws protecting (or restricting) free speech impact upon economic development?

Application Timeline: 31st October 2021

Essays due 31 December 2021 (no extensions).

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, Guinea Bissau, 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.

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 2022).

Number of Awardees: Not specified

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

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