World Bank invites proposal for the Development Solutions Contest from Law Students.
As the World Bank endeavors to become a global knowledge bank, there is a constant need to innovate and generate fresh ideas and solutions around development topics. Following last year’s successes, the Law, Justice, and Development (LJD) Week Law Student Contest for Development Solutions shall continue to foster innovation, produce legal solutions to development challenges, and provide a venue for young law school students to contribute to meaningful discussions around legal and development topics.
The prevailing theme of the LJD Week 2019 Law Student Contest for Development Solutions is in line with that of the LJD Week, namely, Rights, Technology and Development. We seek creative, innovative, scalable, and timely ideas from currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate-level law school students (pursuing L.L.B., J.D., L.L.M., and other similar academic programs) under the age of 28 from any member state of the World Bank.
What technological initiatives or measures should World Bank member states support or put in place to enhance the rule of law and provide improved access to justice for individuals and groups in your country with the intention of reducing poverty and boosting prosperity?
The top two winners of the Development Solutions Contest will receive a fully financed trip to the World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington D.C. Moreover, the winners will present their proposals at the LJD Week 2019.
Further, the top seven submitters will be able to publish their ideas on a World Bank Group Blog platform. Moreover, the Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel will endorse their ideas. Also, these ideas will be circulated among all LJD Week 2019 participants and promoted through social media channels.
For the LJD Week 2019 Law Student Contest for Development Solutions, we accept submissions written in English, French, or Spanish.
The Selection Committee consisting of World Bank Legal Vice Presidency staff members will evaluate and score all submitted student proposals. As part of the selection process, 10 applicants with top scores will present their proposals virtually. The Selection Committee will then make the final decision.
Moreover, the selection committee will select the winning submissions on the basis of the following criteria:
Candidates can submit their proposal for the World Bank Development Solutions via the online application process. Candidates must, however, note that only the submission made via the online link is valid. Submissions via email or post-mail are not valid.
The World Bank will accept the proposal for the Development Solutions Contest until Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. Proposals are not eligible for consideration after the deadline.