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CGLAD is a network based in Brazil devoted to promoting the "Law and Development Scholarship" (LDS) in the Global South.

CGLAD's goal is to explore new directions in the study of the role law may play in alternative development strategies. It builds on the work done by LANDS in its pioneering study of state and law in contemporary Brazil.


For CGLAD LDS includes any academic research that explores the relationship between legal rules, systems, institutions and/or professions and the economic, social or political development prospects, goals, and policies of groups and governments.


LDS employs socio-legal concepts and methods in order to relate law with social, economic and political outcomes. It can be done by qualified legal scholars, by social scientists, or by both working together. It may be done in academic settings or in specialized research institutions in the Global South and includes work done by scholars from the South in collaboration with scholars from the Global North.

The Conference on Global Law and Development

CGLAD is a network based in Brazil devoted to promoting
the study of law and development in the Global South

What is the Future of Law and Development II?
 Michael Trebilcock replies

April 7, 2014

The CGLAD team invited Law and Development scholars to answer the question ‘What is the Future of Law and Development? Click here to read Prof. Michael Trebilcock’s (Toronto) reply, which is also a reaction to Prof. David Trubek’s March 24th post.

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Diogo R. Coutinho Diogo R. Coutinho Diogo R. Coutinho is an Associate Professor at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), and a research fellow at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)... [see more]

What is the Future of Law and Development I? David Trubek replies

March 24, 2014

The CGLAD team invited Law and Development scholars to answer the question ‘What is the Future of Law and Development?’ See below Prof. David Trubek’s (Wisconsin) reply and check this website soon to see Prof. Michael Trebilcock’s (Toronto) reaction: “The study of how law influences development in the Global South is flourishing but the field… [read more]

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Diogo R. Coutinho David M. Trubek David M. Trubek is Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School... [see more]

40 Years after Scholars in Self-Estrangement: the Law & Economics and Law & Globalization Workshop with David Trubek

November 12, 2013

On November 12, 2013 the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto hosted a joint Law & Economics and Law & Globalization Workshop with David Trubek. This was the first in a series of events that aim at creating opportunities to reflect on the history of the field of Law & Development, and start… [read more]

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Diogo R. Coutinho Mariana Mota Prado Mariana Mota Prado obtained her law degree (LLB) from the University of Sao Paulo (2000), and her master's (LLM) and Doctorate from Yale Law School (2002 and 2008)... [see more]