Fall/Winter Timetable

JPJ2046H1S L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: LAW243H1S L0101

Law, Institutions and Development


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.

LIMITED ENROLMENT: Students in the MAIR and MAIR/JD program.

Format and Requirements

Students will be required to write five comments of 750 words each on selected readings for five of the classes (50%) and a 3750 word paper on an issue of their choosing (50%). Students who satisfy the Supervised Upper Year Research Paper requirement through this course will be required to write a reduced number of comments (2) of 750 words each.
Students may satisfy the Perspective requirements and write a Supervised Upper Year Research Paper in this course.