(updated through July 2, 2018)

The 2018 ASCL Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) will be held concurrently with the XXth International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) Congress from July 22 to July 28, 2018.

We are very grateful to the City and Prefecture of Fukuoka for welcoming us and our colleagues from all over the world.

As we wrote in the Countdown to 2018 Annual Meeting, we are confident that this year’s panels and plenary sessions will showcase some of our field’s best thinking and highlight some of our most audacious disciplinary aims.

Here is what to expect.

XX IACL Congress

The XXth IACL Congress is charged with the core substantive program, as well as organizational matters.  Here is a link to the official IACL meeting information, including links for registration and useful logistical information.

U.S. National Reports to XX IACL Congress

The latest supplement to The American Journal of Comparative Law contains United States national reports to the Twentieth International Congress of Comparative Law, currently being held in Fukuoka, Japan, from 22-28 July 2018.  The reports are free to read online now.

2018 ASCL Annual Meeting

The ASCL component of the meeting will consist of the annual ASCL Business Meeting at 3:00-5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Fukuoka Convention Center. In addition, the ASCL will be convening a session, Remembering H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)” on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

For other organizational purposes, the ASCL is pleased to participate as a guest of the IACL and we look forward to an exciting week of programming.


IACL/ASCL event programming will be held at the Fukuoka Convention Center–which is located at 33.603998°N 130.403857°E.

Program Materials


The ASCL’18 Schedule is also live on our Google Calendar page, under News/Events.

Please note that the events are scheduled on the ASCL calendar in local (Fukuoka) time.

Therefore, they may appear inaccurate on your computer unless you are in Fukuoka or your local settings opt in to local event times.

Program Changes

In the event of changes to the IACL/ASCL program, we will endeavor to update this page.

We will also maintain up-to-date information (including notices of any schedule/location changes) on our public Twitter account @ASCLConnect.

No registration is necessary to read our tweets, but we encourage you to subscribe to @ASCLConnect for updates.


As with any week-long high-level conference, the concurrent IACL/ASCL “Fukuoka 2018 meeting” will necessarily have overlapping panels and other scheduling conflicts.

To broaden the mindshare, reach, and global impact of this historic meeting, we ask that participants and their supporters actively share their insights, feedback, lessons (and, of course, photos!) on social media via @ASCLConnect and/or #FukuokaCL.

As the ASCL continues to grow its digital programming, we encourage you & your colleagues to subscribe to our channels.

We look forward to taking part in IACL’s program and seeing everyone in Fukuoka!