2016 Funded Lex:lead International Essay Competitions for University Students

con1Short description: Roughly 10 US$500 awards will be given out in February 2017 to the top Lex:lead essayists answering this year’s essay question:

“How does refugee and migration law affect poverty and economic development? How can it be implemented to reduce poverty and to improve economic development?”

Application Timeline:You are encouraged to register by 31st October 2016; essays will be due by 31st December 2016.

Eligible Countries: You are eligible to apply if you hail from one of these 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: Usually Law

Competition Info: 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.


  • Applicants should be registered to compete: Note that essays from unregistered applicants will not be accepted.
  • Candidates should be citizens of an eligible country and a student (usually of law) with proof of educational enrollment in an eligible country (in January 2017).

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Competition: US$500 per successful Essayist

Application process: Fill in all the questions to register (incomplete or inaccurate registrations cannot be accepted). Do not register if you cannot provide proof of eligible citizenship and eligible enrollment.

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