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The Winter 2019 Deans’ Meetings

We are very pleased to invite all members to participate in the winter Deans’ Meeting of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) to be held at Stockholm University on February 18th, 2019.

Please fill out registration form via the link below and confirm your participation by January 20th, 2019.




This is the LINK to the Registration Form.


Please contact Sandra Fagerlund for any questions or queries:

Global Fellowship Program


Application Deadline: September 14th, 2018

Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo Law School (FGV DIREITO SP) is pleased to announce the selection process of the research grants program for PhD Students and Post–PhD in Law. The Global Fellowship Program aims to attract young academic talents interested in advancing their scholarship in Brazil. These young professional talents will have the opportunity to develop their academic research and to contribute to FGV DIREITO SP internationalization process. The program offers economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world willing to do research in Brazil.


Applicants may be of any nationality, including Brazilian, and must have completed (or be about to complete) a Doctoral Program in Law or in another correlated area. Although desired, knowledge of Portuguese is not required.


i. Curriculum Vitae and/or CV Lattes

ii. Recommendation Letter

iii. Research proposal and/or thesis summary – up to 5000 characters

iv. Proposed activities at FGV DIREITO SP (item 3)

v. Period of the visit (first or second Semester)

Please send the documents listed above to (Reference: Global Fellowship– Candidate’s name) Deadline: September 14th, 2018

3. Scope of research and activities at FGV Direito SP

Candidates should prepare the research proposal and the specific activities to be undertaken at FGV Direito SP considering the following possibilities: a) original research on a topic in Brazilian law. b) comparison of Brazilian developments with those in another country, done in collaboration with FGV scholars or in accordance with the FGV research agenda. c) a research project unrelated to Brazil but of interest to scholars in Brazil


Candidates approved in the selection process can start its activities in February or August 2019, depending on the period for which he/she has been selected. The applicant must submit, on time pre-established, to FGV DIREITO SP’s International Affairs Coordinator, all documents required for his/her hiring. The foreign candidates shall be responsible for obtaining visas and permits required for residency in Brazil. Approved candidates in the selection process will have to stay at FGV DIREITO SP, and cannot be absent during the fellowship period without the consent of Program’s Coordinator.


Six months’ scholarship for PhD Students: R$ 36.000,00, paid in 6 (six) installments of R$ 6.000,00. Six months’ scholarship for Post-PhD: R$ 45.000,00, paid in 6 (six) installments of R$ 7.500,00.


Period 1 – February to June 2019 Period 2 – August to December 2019 The applicants must specify the period of their choice. The scholarship duration may be exceptionally extended for additional six months if there is mutual interest of the FGV Direito SP and the fellow.


Fellows are expected to advance their scholarship, engage in the intellectual life of FGV DIREITO SP, and develop their professorial skills, by joining our Legal Education Center, and participate in direct class activities, supervised by senior members of the faculty. Fellows will also be welcome to participate in researcher’s groups at FGV DIREITO SP, and to conduct seminars, in English, to FGV DIREITO SP students.

Fellowship Program


Final application deadline: July 06th, 2018

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School – FGV DIREITO RIO is pleased to announce the third edition of the Fellows in Rio program. The goal of the program is to support a select group of highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral scholars working in the area related to the activities of the Masters in Law of Regulation of FGV DIREITO RIO. The program, which will offer two vacancies in 2018, seeks to offer economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars all over the world.
The application deadline for Fellows in Rio 2018 is July 06, 2018.


The selection process will follow two stages:

(a) First Stage: Evaluation of documents
i. Curriculum Vitae and/or CV Lattes
ii. Research proposal and/or summary of thesis (maximum 5,000 characters)
iii. List of the proposed activities in FGV Direito Rio (see Item 7 and 8)

(b) Second Stage: Interview
i. Analysis of reference letter
ii. Online or face-to-face interview
FGV Direito Rio will release the final results of the selective process by July 15, 2018.


Applicants may be of any nationality, including Brazilian and should be currently pursuing or have recently completed a doctoral degree in law or a cognate discipline such as history, economics, or political science.


Documents to be submitted:
– Curriculum Vitae and/or CV Lattes
– Research proposal and/or summary of thesis – maximum 5000 characters
– List of the proposed activities at FGV Direito Rio
– Indication of the desired period of the fellowship
To the institutional e-mail (Subject line “Fellows in Rio – candidate’s name”).
Application deadline: July 06, 2018


The 2 (two) candidates approved in the selection process will begin their activities in August
Selected candidates are expected to submit to the Human Resources Department of FGV DIREITO RIO all documents required for the fellowship agreement. Please note that FGV DIREITO RIO will provide assistance and supporting documentation but non-Brazilian candidates will be ultimately responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa and all necessary authorization for living and working in Brazil.
Selected candidates are expected to be at FGV DIREITO RIO during the period of his/her fellowship. Any substantial absences should be agreed with the program’s coordinator.


Fellowship for doctoral candidates: R$ 36.000*, paid in six installments of R$ 6.000. The first installment will be disbursed in advance to cover moving and settlement expenses.
Fellowship for doctors: R$ 45.000**, paid in six installments of R$ 7.500. The first installment will be disbursed in advance to cover moving and settlement expenses.
*At the currency rate of Tuesday, 05th of July 2018, R$ 36,000 correspond to approx. US$ 9,500
** At the currency rate of Tuesday, 05th of July 2018, R$ 45,000 correspond to approx. US$ 12,000


–Both Fellowships for the academic semester between the beginning/middle of August 2018 and the end of December 2018 (second semester).


This year, candidates must necessarily be associated to the activities of the LLM in Regulatory Law, being one of the researchers selected for the Project “Consumers an Alternative Dispute Resolution”, and the other one for the “Big Data Project for Sustainable Urban Development” presented in more detail in the last item of this call.
Fellows shall elaborate a Work Plan describing the activities he/she expects to develop throughout the semester and their respective deadlines.
Fellows will participate and present their work in faculty research seminar series and workshops developed by FGV DIREITO RIO.
In addition, Fellows will also have the opportunity to: (i) deliver lectures (undergraduate or graduate levels) on a subject of their interest; (ii) promote professional coaching for students of the undergraduate and masters programs; (iii) orient, tutor or participate in the evaluation of Final Projects of undergraduate students, as well as help the mediation between academic institutions and the market; (iv) join ongoing research projects or engage in collaborative research with FGV DIREITO RIO professors; (v) offer short (10h) or long (30h-60h) term courses in English to FGV DIREITO RIO students; (vi) cooperate in the activities of the LLM in Regulatory Law.



Ensuring the population’s access to justice requires that the jurisdiction be directed to make decisions based on fairness and that they be rendered in a reasonable time. A great number of repetitive demands are presented to the Judiciary of Brazil, which generates a process overflow. There are more processes today than judges can appreciate. The focus of the research is to study alternative mechanisms of conflict resolution in litigation involving consumer relations with a focus on efficiency analysis. The issue of conflicts arising from consumer relations was chosen because they represent, quantitatively, one of the main issues that are brought to Brazilian magistrates.


The Project Big Data for Urban Sustainable Development is a replicable and scalable pilot project on big data governance in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil), Miraflores (Peru), Montevideo (Uruguai), Quito (Ecuador) and Xalapa (Mexico). The project will build the data governance fundamentals required for massive data analysis, test monitoring and forecasting systems such as mobility and climate change, and develop estimates of the results and return on investments made to transform cities into smart cities.
Submit an application if you:
– are interested in spending 6 – 12 months working in the IDB project “Big Data for Urban Sustainable Development” in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation within the participant cities;
– are developing research centered in solutions to climate change focused on local government and big data analytic;
– are familiar with data analytic in the public sector;
You will have the opportunity to have contact with ground team in five cities in Latina America and develop strategies and solutions for climate change using big data analytic;
We expect the fellow to develop innovative solutions to address climate change issues within local governments using big data analytic.

Visiting Professor Program

Global Law Program at FGV DIREITO SP

São Paulo School of Law of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV DIREITO SP) believes in an enabling system of preparation of new bachelors of law, which is different from the systems traditionally observed in other Brazilian law schools, public or private.
To form this new kind of law professional, the project envisioned by FGV DIREITO SP had to be, by definition, innovative and global. As a result, more than restructuring the current law teaching system, FGV DIREITO SP also seeks to consolidate itself as a new alternative to the traditional curriculum.
For this reason, FGV DIREITO SP has created the Global Law Program, which is taught in English in order to stimulate our exchange student agreements. This program not only attracts a larger number of foreign students and professors, but also increases our globalized experience.
Within the Global Law Program, FGV DIREITO SP offers a series of short-term courses for foreign and Brazilian students regarding contemporary legal topics taught by foreign professors from the most prestigious law schools.
FGV DIREITO SP’s Visiting Professor Program is based on short-term courses without any fixed standard; where the visiting professor has complete freedom on how he will conduct the class.
The course is one week (15 hours/3 hours per day) long and happens from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Additionally, we require the visiting professors to stay 05 extra hours during the week in order to develop other activities besides the course. We have an office reserved for the visiting professor with a phone line and a computer with internet access.
In the end of the course we ask the professors to do an evaluation with the students based on the course. The evaluation can be an exam on the last day of the course or an essay or paper to be delivered by the students after the completion of the course.


As part of FGV DIREITO SP vision, we are always looking for new short term courses taught by professors from our partner Law Schools to offer to our students.
If any of your professors are interested in teaching a short term course in the FGV DIREITO SP’s Visiting Professor Program, please ask him/her to submit a short summary of the course, the objectives and methodology.
The course proposal will be analyzed by the FGV DIREITO SP Board and, once approved, the professor will be informed. After receipt of the notice, the professor has to prepare the course syllabus.


The Course Syllabus should include the following information:
1. Résumé of the professor including previous education/professional experience
2. Course description and objectives
3. Methodology
4. Evaluation Criteria and System
5. List of Required Course Materials
6. Recommended Readings


All professors will also be contacted by the International Affairs Office requesting any course materials that will be needed during the course. Any material the professor wishes to hand out to the students should first be sent to the International Affairs Office –


The courses will happen during the Academic year 2019, in the following period:
Spring Semester 2019 – First week of March to end of May
Fall Semester 2019 – First week of August to beginning of November


FGV DIREITO SP will be responsible for the following items during your stay here.

  • Airline ticket (from your home town to and from São Paulo) – Economy Class;
    We ask the visiting professor to send us the date, time and closest city so we can try to accommodate your request. Once the flight is booked we won’t be able to make any changes to it.
  • Hotel Accommodation (from a list that will be sent to the professor to choose)
    7 nights of accommodation. We ask the visiting professor to choose 3 options of Hotels. Therefore, we can have options in case the hotel chosen is fully booked.
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch)
    The meals (lunch) will be covered by FGV DIREITO SP, only if done at FGV DIREITO SP. Meals done outside of FGV DIREITO SP won’t be covered by FGV DIREITO SP.
  • Remuneration
    FGV DIREITO SP will pay you the amount of US$ 2.000,00 for the visiting professor’s stay at FGV DIREITO SP (05 days-20 hours). Once the visiting professor arrives we will provide him/her with a contract that establishes the payment for his/her stay here at FGV DIREITO SP. That amount will be deposited into the bank account provided by the visiting professor up to 3 weeks after the end of his/her course.
  • Course Scheduling
    Course will happen Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm.


We will require a visa only to the citizens of countries which are mandatory to have a visa to enter the country. If you are not from one of those countries do not worry about that.
For the citizens of countries who require a visa to enter in Brazil, we need them to have a Business visa (called VITEM I or VITEM II), an invitation letter will be issued so you can present it in the consulate. Once you receive your visa please send a copy to

Items not reimbursable by FGV DIREITO SP:

  •  Meals outside FGV DIREITO SP;
  •  Room service;
  •  Taxi (to and from the airport; hotel/FGV Direito SP/Hotel);
  •  Mileage to and from the airport;
  •  Parking at the airport;
  •  Airline ticket Upgrade;
  •  Visa fees.

We really appreciate receiving visiting professors at FGV DIREITO SP. For this reason, we would like to ensure a gratifying and enjoyable experience for them. Visiting professors are always welcome to contact us in case they need further information.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Search for Dean

Search Summary

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (“HBKU”) in Doha, Qatar, a member institution of the world renowned Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (“QF”), seeks an experienced, resourceful, and entrepreneurial academic leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Law and Public Policy at HBKU beginning in the summer of 2018. The College of Law and Public Policy (“CLPP”) was established in 2014 as the only graduate-level academy in the MENA Region offering a 3-year JD legal education program.
Located within Education City along with affiliates of some of the world’s pre-eminent universities, HBKU is a young, robust, research university, composed of five graduate level colleges including the College of Law and Public Policy. The first CLPP class of 12 students will graduate in May 2018, prepared to practice law in Qatar and the larger region and across the globe in the public, private and independent sectors. Under the terms of a comprehensive, 5-year partnership agreement between HBKU and the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (“Northwestern Law”), the JD program at CLPP was designed and developed under the guidance of Northwestern Law and its esteemed faculty. Northwestern Law identified a founding dean (Clinton Francis) from its law school faculty, supported the founding dean in recruiting permanent and visiting CLPP faculty, and helped to implement the plans and JD program at CLPP.
The current agreement between HBKU and Northwestern Law concludes in June 2018, and the next dean will report to the HBKU Provost and work directly with HBKU leaders to further develop the JD program at CLPP to meet the needs of the students from Qatar and other nations, both within and outside the MENA region, while maintaining the high standards of a world-class, graduate-level JD program that has now taken root in Doha. HBKU College of Law and Public Policy aspires to be a world-class provider of legal education with an international reputation for quality and innovation in teaching and research. Owing to its position at a global
crossroads in terms of culture, business and geopolitics, Qatar is at the heart of a region that requires leaders who can manage multi-faceted relationships that span different legal systems and who have a command of a wide range of skills.
The next CLPP dean will build on the JD platform that has been established over the past five years at HBKU and expand the college’s educational and research programs to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the region. Recruiting top-tier, permanent faculty remains a distinct demand for the next CLPP dean. HBKU is seeking a leader who is excited and energized and has the knowledge, persistence, and entrepreneurial spirit.
HBKU has authorized Northwestern Law, through its Dean, Daniel Rodriguez, and its Associate Dean for International Initiatives, James Speta, to work with the executive search consulting firm of Isaacson, Miller to recruit candidates for this position. Applications, nominations and inquiries should be addressed to Isaacson, Miller as described at the end of this document.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Education City, Qatar

HBKU was founded in 2010 to fulfill QF’s vision of unlocking human potential and has rapidly become an emerging research university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. HBKU is committed to utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas and offers primarily graduate-level degree programs in five colleges: the College of Science and Engineering; the College of Islamic Studies; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Health and Life Sciences; and the College of Law and Public Policy, which has developed a 3-year JD program, similar in content and design to those of top-tiered law schools in the United States.
With approximately 625 students representing 57 nationalities, and a faculty of 75, HBKU is a member institution of the greatly admired QF, and is named after Qatar’s former emir (“Father Emir”) Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. HBKU, a private university governed by an 8-member Board of Trustees, is located in Education City, which is a unique hub for knowledge and education. In addition to HBKU, Education City hosts affiliates of some of the world’s pre-eminent universities: Carnegie Mellon University; Georgetown University; HEC Paris; Northwestern University; Texas A&M University; University College London; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Weill-Cornell Medicine.
As an important component of a world-class research-intensive university, the College of Law and Public Policy at HBKU fully embraces the four overarching strategic objectives of the University: (1) to become a top-ranked, widely recognized research-based university; (2) to develop leaders through programs aligned to the future needs of Qatar and the world; (3) to conduct high-impact research that provides solutions to challenges critical to Qatar and the world; and (4) to be a national resource of knowledge, serving government, industry and society in Qatar by leveraging synergies with partners and other organizations to ensure a high quality research and education environment. These four pillars of HBKU’s strategic plan – excellence,
leadership, innovation, and synergy – serve to distinguish CLPP from other legal and public affairs academies and suggest an approach to legal education that is unique and forward-thinking. For more on the HBKU’s 2016-2026 Strategic Plan, see
Since its inception in 1995, Qatar Foundation has shaped the nation’s development through the creation of multiple and diverse centers of excellence and by leveraging partnerships with leading international and national institutions. QF is now home to over 4,600 students and over 4,000 staff, including faculty and researchers, largely located within Education City, which has become a thriving and unique hub which has made QF a leading intellectual player on the global stage
Former Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, after whom HBKU is named, ushered in wide-sweeping political and media reforms, unprecedented economic investment, and a growing Qatari regional leadership role. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development. The current Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, remains popular with the Qatari public, having prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country’s infrastructure in anticipation of Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Distinguishing the JD Program at the College of Law and Public Policy

In most of the world outside the United States and Canada (and a few other exceptions in South Korea, Singapore, and Australia), including the MENA Region, legal education is conducted at the undergraduate level, leading to a baccalaureate degree in law (LLB). Graduates with an LLB are allowed to practice law subject to the licensing statues and practices in the relevant jurisdiction. Legal education as a post-baccalaureate, graduate-level degree is a 19th century American innovation that now leads upon successful completion of the program to a JD (juris doctor) degree. Generally, the JD programs in the US, whether administered by university-based law schools or independent schools of law, involve three academic years of study (or if accelerated, the equivalent in academic credits), which include doctrinal instructions, and increasingly, experiential courses as well.
Five years ago at the urging of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Founder and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, HBKU began to explore offering a JD program at the University, which was and remains the only JD program in the MENA Region. HBKU engaged the expertise of Northwestern Law to help develop the JD program, and the first class was admitted in the fall of 2015 and will graduate in May, 2018. Professor Clinton Francis, a member of the faculty at Northwestern Law became the founding dean and recruited the core faculty as well as visiting faculty. Currently there are 8 permanent faculty members at CLPP.
HBKU’s CLPP offers training to graduate students from a range of disciplines in the skills needed to understand the diverse legal systems – civil, common, and Sharia – that inform Qatari law and that govern the complex events and transactions, both in the region and throughout the globe. HBKU’s College of Law and Public Policy also has the potential to develop auxiliary programs to increase the visibility of the college to government and corporate leaders, both locally and globally, in order to foster the growth and connectedness of the college as well as provide broad opportunities for students and future graduates.
The curriculum focuses on an in-depth look at the conceptual theory of law and includes general courses focusing on the foundational principles needed to successfully practice law in the various legal systems of the MENA region. Students are given a comprehensive education in the function of law, whether in Qatar, the region, or internationally. There is considerable focus on the application of law, ensuring that practical skills are developed, in addition to theoretical understanding of legal issues and concepts. In addition, targeted courses will cover sectors and themes that are vital to the future ambitions of Qatar and the region, such as energy, healthcare, infrastructure development, finance and global investment, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, human rights, and cultural endowment and media.
Students also receive professional skills training – focusing on such skills as contract drafting, trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation techniques, and presentation training. Also the program offers the possibility of an internship opportunity.
The JD program at HBKU is distinctive and significant from several perspectives:

  • The HBKU JD program provides a higher level of legal training than is currently available in Qatar or anywhere in the MENA region. This higher level of legal training allows graduates to secure positions of leadership and impact in private industry, government, NGOs, and the legal services sector, not just in the MENA region, but anywhere in the world;
  • The HBKU law faculty engages in research and produces scholarship at the high level befitting an ambitious law school at a research university;
  • The JD program at HBKU provides an option for Qatari (and other) students to secure a JD without leaving the region which may be difficult for financial and cultural reasons, particularly for women;
  • HBKU’s JD program at CLPP is offered in state-of the-art, modern, well equipped facilities and taught by accomplished and highly regarded professors;
  • As part of HBKU and within the larger and incomparable higher education environment of Education City, CLPP students and faculty have opportunities for multidisciplinary research and studies that broaden and augment their legal curricula;
  • Students at CLPP are learning as part of an international, diverse, graduate-level community of scholars;
  • The framework of the JD program at CLPP is decidedly international and comparative in nature, providing a broader familiarity for students with different legal systems and administrations;
  • Classes at HBKU are smaller sized and offer greater individual attention;
  • The JD program is currently geared to more mature students, most of whom already have productive careers, and who are able to bring those real world experiences into the classroom.

The next dean of CLPP will have the opportunity to collaborate with the law school faculty and the HBKU leadership to examine the results of the 2015-2018 start-up phase of the current JD program and make appropriate adjustments to both the existing JD program and the possible addition of LLM and SJD programs in fields of legal studies most germane to the region and its needs, such as energy, oil and gas law, intellectual property law, health law, dispute resolution, international finance law and other areas of law relevant to Qatar

Distinguishing the JD Program at the College of Law and Public Policy

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal qualities to the position.

  • A JD or other terminal degree in law with academic or professional accomplishments meriting tenure at the rank of full professor and demonstrating a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Candidates from private practice, government, and other non-academic sectors with distinguished records will be considered;
  • A deep understanding of the pedagogical challenges facing legal education today, combined with experience and an aptitude in devising strategies to meet these challenges;
  • Experience as an administrator at an institution of higher education with strong management and financial skills, capable of encouraging innovation to enhance the mission of academic excellence at the College of Law and Public Policy, and experience managing organizational change;
  • An ability to articulate a clear, creative, and compelling academic vision for the College of Law and Public Policy that can engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers, and donors, and that promises to elevate CLPP to a position of distinction among law schools regionally and globally;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to a broad range of constituencies;
  • Cultural competence and experience in navigating in countries and a variety of settings;
  • An ability to recruit, hire, develop, and retain talented faculty and staff;
  • Exceptional communication skills; a collaborative leadership style conjoined with decisiveness, flexibility, integrity, patience, and good humor;
  • Experience with, and an understanding of, international higher education programs;
  • An appreciation and respect for the history, culture and aspirations of people and nations in the MENA Region.

Application Procedure

Applications, which should include a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter describing the applicant’s interest in this leadership position and describing her/his experiences and skills that will enable her/him to meet the challenges set forth in this invitation, should be sent to the following electronic mailbox: . Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations may also be sent to the web address cited above or directed to:
Tim McFeeley or Brian Nwachukwu
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Apply via the website:
Telephone: 202-682-1504
All inquiries and expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence.

LSGL Preparatory Deans’ Meeting 2018

LSGL has finalized another successful and fruitful meeting. The Preparatory Deans’ Meeting has been hosted by the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel on 19 February 2018. The League welcomed Deans, administrators and professors from 16 countries with a wonderful organization of the host institution.

LSGL Research Groups; Human Rights, Anti-Corruption and Compliance and Business&Law have also gathered at IDC to have their interim meetings. They finalized their research agenda in order to prepare final papers to be presented at the LSGL Academic Conference on 26 July 2018 at IE Law School, Madrid.


LAWARDS Press Release

Press Release

The winner of the LAWARDS embodies the power of social innovation in the legal sector


With more than 20 innovative proposals coming from all over the world, Law Schools Global League is pleased to announce the winner and finalists of the first edition of Lawards: Innovation in Law Awards.


The winner of this first edition of the LAWARDS is “LAWBOT”, a proposal created by Ugochukwu Nnaemeka, Egbuna Linda and Adebukola Fatunde from Nigeria, Africa. LAWBOT, which is currently being developed in Nigeria, embodies the essence of the LAWARDS, for it creates awareness of legal rights through an innovative platform and solves the problem of access to Justice by giving everybody the opportunity to receive sound legal advice at no cost.


LSGL initially established in the call for applications that there would be one finalist, but the evaluation committee has considered that there were two equally innovative proposals that merited to be declared finalists. The two finalists are “LAWMATE”, by Gautami Raiker from India; and “Preventing human rights violations in the context of large-scale infrastructure projects: the need for an early alarm system”, by Flavia Silva Scabin and Isabella Jagg from Brazil.


“We are truly delighted by the success of the first edition of the LAWARDS. The evaluation committee has received more than 20 applications of an excellent quality from all over the world and it has been tough to make a decision. The winners and finalists truly represent technology-based innovation in the legal sector for the common good. We look forward to collaborate with Lawbot and the finalist teams in the future and are most grateful to ONTIER for their support,” said Javier de Cendra, dean IE Law School, and Bertil Emrah Oder, dean of Koç Law School, Co-Presidents of the Law Schools Global League.


Law Schools Global League created LAWARDS with the support of Ontier, aiming to discover and promote early innovators who are disrupting the legal services industry in ways that help promote the cause of justice of underserved communities. In this first edition, the initiative has truly shown the global need for technology based solutions and the power that social innovation has in the legal sector.


Representatives of the winner and finalist groups will be invited to Mexico City for three days where they will be attending the Award Ceremony taking place during the LSGL´s Annual Conference at ITAM on the evening of July 20, 2017.

About Law Schools Global League

The Law Schools Global League is an association that brings together law schools from all over the world who share a commitment to the globalization of law in teaching, research and practice. One of the core goals of the LSGL is to engage in a debate with stakeholders in all fields of legal practice and to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and mobility of legal practitioners.


ONTIER is a global law firm, headquartered in London, with a presence in 14 countries and is currently the international firm with the largest footprint in Latin America, making Ontier the best legal partner for any company with interests in the region.

For more information about Law Schools Global League visit: