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 71, Issue 1, Spring 2023
Complex Systems of Property: Change and Resilience After a Catastrophic Disaster
Death Penalty Abolitionism from the Enlightenment to Modernity
The Myth of Transnational Public Policy in International Arbitration
January 18-20, 2024 Announcement and Call for Papers Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law) And The American Society of Comparative Law Hosting institution this year: Princeton University Center for Human Values Co-sponsored by University of Pennsylvania…
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its Twelfth Annual Conference, to be held in-person in conjunction with the ASCL Annual Meeting from October 26-28, 2023, at the Florida International University College of Law. The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and…
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law Comparative Comparative Law October 26-28, 2023 Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida The American Society of Comparative Law, the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law, and the Florida International University College of Law invite all interested scholars, practitioners…
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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- Participation in the premier scholarly society in the US for 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.