For graduate students, the course number is LAW6026HS.

This course satisfies either the Perspective or the International/Comparative/Transnational
course requirement.

This seminar will examine the role of law and institutions in promoting development in less developed countries. The topics that will be addressed include: competing conceptions of development: economic, political and social; theories of economic growth; the New Institutional Economics; democracy and development; public administration and development; competing theories of the role of law in development; ethnic diversity; corruption; land and property rights reform; infrastructure and development; state-owned enterprises: privatization and reform; foreign investment and trade policy; and the role of foreign aid and international institutions in development.

Evaluation
Students will be required to write five comments of 750 words each on selected readings for five of the classes (50%) and a 3,750 word paper on an issue of their choosing (50%). Students who wish to write a Supervised Upper Year Research Paper in this course will be required to write two comments of 750 words each (total 20%) and a paper of approximately 8,000-8,500 words in length.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
SUYRP
Perspective course
ICT

Enrolment

Maximum
50
28 JD
12 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U
5 MGA and 5 Political Science students

Schedule

T: 2:10 - 4:00