Lex:lead International Essay Competition 2020 for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Lex:lead International Essay Competition:Up to () US$500 awards are to be made in February 2021 to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question:

How can laws promoting gender and disability rights support economic development?

Application Timeline: 31st October 2020

Essays due 31 December 2020 (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, 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: 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 of the Lex:lead International Essay Competition: 

  • 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 2021).

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Contest: US$500

Reserved funding 2020:

  • DLA Piper award for Asia
  • Jerome Poitou award for Haiti

US$500 of DLA Piper’s 2018 funding will be held in reserve for a winner from an eligible Asian country who naturally wins this year’s competition and US$500 from Jerome Poitou will fund a winner from Haiti who naturally wins this next year’s competition.

How to Apply for the Lex:lead International Essay Competition: 

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.

Apply Now

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