ASCL Articles of Incorporation

Originally filed with the New York Department of State on June 15, 1951. Approved by the Society, as amended, on October 26, 1991 and effective April 30, 1992

Certificate of Incorporation (as Amended)

First: The name of the Corporation is the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW, INC.

Second: The purpose for which the corporation is formed is to promote the comparative study of law and the understanding of foreign legal systems; to establish, maintain, and publish without profit a comparative law journal; and to provide for research and the publication without profit of writings, books, papers, and pamphlets relating to comparative, foreign, or private international law.

Third: Deleted.

Fourth: No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private individual, and no part of its activities shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. Upon dissolution of the corporation, its property, after the payment of all debts, shall be disposed of or applied only for the purposes for which the corporation is organized in the manner provided in the Membership Corporations Law.

Fifth: Its operations are to be conducted principally in the United States of America.

Sixth: The principal office is to be located in the Borough of Manhattan, City, County and State of New York.

Seventh: The number of directors shall not be less than three.

Eighth: The names and residences of the directors until the first annual meeting are:

Alexis C. Coudert 47 East 88th Street
New York 28, N.Y.
Miguel de Capriles 5 Manor Lane
Pleasantville, N.Y.
Phanor J. Eder 29 Washington Square West
New York 11, N.Y.
Erwin N. Griswold 36 Kenmore Road
Belmont 78, Mass.
Wesley A. Sturges 127 Wall Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Hessel E. Yntema 1435 Golden Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ninth: Deleted.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have made, subscribed and acknowledged this Certificate this 12th day of May, 1951.
Hessel E. Yntema
Phanor J. Eder
Erwin N. Griswold
Wesley A. Sturges
Miguel de Capriles
Alexis C. Coudert