The American Society of Comparative Law
The nation’s premier learned society devoted to the comparative study of legal systems and traditions.
Published by ASCL, The American Journal of Comparative Law (AJCL) is the world’s leading publication dedicated to comparative law. The peer-reviewed journal is published quarterly, and features top scholarship by the field’s leading voices.
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Volume 68, Issue 4, December 2020
The Wuthering Heights of Constitutional Amendment: A Portrait of Contemporary Theory and Practice
A Symposium on Richard Albert’s Constitutional Amendments: Dismemberment or Amendment?
A Symposium on Richard Albert’s Constitutional Amendments: Constitutional Amendment, Unamendability, and the Democratic Paradox
Announcing AALS Section on Comparative Law Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Programs at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, Wed. Jan. 5, 2022-Sun. Jan. 9, 2022: Freedom, Equality, and the Common Good
We invite all interested comparative law scholars to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop.
ASCL Studies in Comparative Law publishes volumes that broaden theoretical and practical knowledge about the world’s laws, legislation, and legal institutions of every kind. These studies raise the level of legal understanding by encouraging a more sophisticated conversation about fundamental legal questions, from a comparative perspective.
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Research & Teaching Resources
Teaching comparative law is a rewarding, but challenging task. The following teaching resources may help new and seasoned teachers to develop their own syllabi and other teaching materials. If you would like to provide additional resources to continue growing this list, please contact us or let us know at .
Current comparative law scholarship in the form of journal articles, books, and book chapters. Covers relevant topics from all over the world.
This repository of syllabi and other pedagogical materials is a valuable source for anyone teaching courses on comparative and foreign law.
Comparative Law Networks
Online institutional networks for scholars interested in learning about the professional ‘practice’ of comparative law in various settings.
Our video library contains conference panels, workshops, and other activities organized by the American Society of Comparative Law.
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- Extensive scholarly resources for faculty members teaching comparative law.
- Awards and prizes for members.
- Unique opportunity to connect with young scholars in the field through YCC.