This seminar explores the use of the legal order to solve the problems of poverty, vulnerability and poor governance in the developing and transitional countries. It seeks to help participants not only to explore the potential goals of development, but also to acquire knowledge about the uses of the legal order in development and transition, and to develop some skill in decision-making about what the law in those countries ought to be. In consultation with the instructor, each student will choose a writing plan for the semester. NOTE: For students who with the instructor's permission prepare a suitable substantial project, this seminar is capable of satisfying the upper-class writing requirement. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.