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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From our latest issue
Volume 70, Issue 2, June 2022
Deciding Between Contradicting Norms: Rights-Based Law vs. Duty-Based Law and Their Social Ramifications
Differences in a Minor Archive: Feminist Activists and Scholars on Cohabitation
Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2021: Thirty-Fifth Annual Survey
2023 Phanor J. Eder Prize: Call for Paper Prize Submissions
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for the Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. Prize in Comparative Law, in connection with its Twelfth Annual Conference. The Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the ASCL from October 26-28, 2023, at Florida International University, College […]
Call for Nominations – 2023 Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the annual Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law. The YCC created the Buxbaum Prize in the summer of 2014 in honor of Professor Richard M. Buxbaum, the 2014 recipient of the ASCL Lifetime Achievement […]
Book Series discount
Cambridge University Press and the ASCL are offering a 25% discount on all books published in our book series ASCL Studies in Comparative Law. An email was sent to all members with the discount information. Please also remember that the ASCL remains eager to publish your excellent volumes on Comparative Law topics. If you would […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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