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NEWLY ELECTED ASCL AND YCC EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS. We are pleased to announce that Vivian Curran and Richard Kay will respectively serve as newly elected President and Vice President of the American Society of Comparative Law, and Virginia Harper Ho will serve as YCC President for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our warmest appreciation to outgoing officers, David Gerber (ASCL President) and Ozan Varol (YCC President), for their generous service. 


APPLICATIONS FOR PHANOR J. EDER PRIZE. The Phanor J. Eder Prize in Comparative Law is now open for submissions. Please follow this link for conditions and deadlines.


UPCOMING ANNUAL YCC CONFERENCE. The 6th Annual YCC Conference will take place April 28-29th 2017 at Koc University Law School in Istanbul, Turkey. Registration and submissions are now open.


UPCOMING ASCL ANNUAL WORKS-IN-PROGRESS WORKSHOP. The ASCL will be hosting its Annual Works-in-Progress Workshop on April 28-29th 2017 at UCLA School of Law. Submissions are now open!


ANNUAL CONFERENCE. The 2016 annual conference of the American Society of Comparative Law took place October 27-29th in Seattle, hosted by the University of Washington School of Law. 


NEW WEBSITE FOR THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW. The AJCL is now published through Oxford University Press. Please visit to learn more about its scope, the editorial board, or to submit a manuscript.


CONVERSATIONS WITH ASCL MEMBERS. The ASCL has begun sitting down with members for recorded interviews about their perspectives and research concerning diverse aspects of comparative law. Most recently, David Gerber spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing the comparative law community today.


ARE YOU A YOUNGER SCHOLAR INTERESTED TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY? The community of the YCC is an active environment for collaboration, learning, and the chance to meet other less senior scholars from around the world working on comparative law. 


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