Complexity, Legal and Institutional Change, and Rule of Law
Call For Papers - Deadline Extended to 13 October

1-2 December 2017, Rome, Italy

The Program on Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) at Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites papers on complexity theory and its application to rule of law development practice to be presented at a conference to be held at Loyola's Rome, Italy campus on 1-2 December 2017.

The conference seeks to explore the application of complexity theory to development assistance in the rule of law field. It draws on insights from the development community and academic research on complexity theory and institutions. It seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners in order to intensify dialogue on these issues.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: Complete information on the conference is available at:

ABSTRACTS:Paper abstracts should be between 300-500 words and submitted by 13 October 2017. The organizers will respond to persons submitting abstracts by 20 October 2017. Final papers should be submitted by 24 November 2017.

Selected papers may feed into the publication of an edited volume.

The Conference will take place at the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC), Loyola University Chicago's campus in Italy. The JFRC is the home of Loyola's LL.M and MJ program in rule of law for development (the PROLAW Program).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper abstracts should be sent to Professor Thomas McInerney, and Buhle Nxumalo

Posted: 22 Sep 2017