Law & Development

The Law and Development field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.

As a reminder, please note:

  • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
  • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
  • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.

Faculty Supervising this Field of the Study: Professor Jeswald W. Salacuse


ILO L214 Transitional Justice
ILO L232 International Investment Law
ILO L233 International Financial and Fiscal Law
ILO L239m
*ILO L250 Law and Development
ILO L251 Comparative Legal Systems
ILO L252 Rule of Law in Post Conflict Societies
EIB E240 Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives
EIB E241 Development Economics: Policy Analysis
EIB B239m  Corporate Governance in International Business and Finance

Note:  If offering the Law and Development Field, either E240 or E241 can constitute the field, but not both. 

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Students have the option of completing additional courses to receive a Certificate in International Development.

Professors with expertise in the field
Louis Aucoin
Steven A. Block
Jeswald W. Salacuse
Joel P. Trachtman

Student Theses

Beyond the Constitution: Enhancing the Role of Legislatures in Conflict-Affected Societies (MALD 2010)

When Do We Get to Peace? Patterns of Gender-Based Violence in Post-Conflict Liberia (MALD 2009)

If We Could Hear & Read Their Stories: A Comparative Analysis of Perpetrator Patterns & Community Responses to Sexual Violence in Liberia & Eastern (MALD 2008)