Lex: Lead Annual Essay Competition for Students in Developing Countries, 2017

Lex:lead is pleased to announce scholarship competition in developing countries.

Up to 10 US$500 awards made in February 2017 to the top essays answering this year’s essay question:

“How do refugee and migration law affect poverty and economic development? How can it be implemented to reduce poverty and to improve economic development?”


Applicants must register by 31 October 2016 online at

Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be assigned a registration number (an Identification Number) which they are to use with no other identifying information in essays submitted by 31 December 2016.

Eligible Countries include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan, among others. The list pertains to both citizenship and educational enrollment.

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Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5) pages. All work submitted must be the applicant’s own, original work with clear attribution where other sources are consulted.

Essays must be submitted using the Identification Number assigned at registration and contain no information that could lead to the independent identification of the applicant. Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the candidate to [email protected]  by 31 December 2016.

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Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts and awards announced in February 2017.

Note that award checques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes. The winning essays may be published.

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