October 18, 2021
Language Skills and Comparative Law – Finding a Balance?Theoretically oriented scholarship on comparative study of law makes it clear that language is important. More generally, law and language are deeply intertwined and for a comparative law scholar this causes a specific problem concerning information about foreign law.
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October 23, 2021
2021 Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) Conference
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Welcome to the ASCL BlogThe ASCL is delighted to announce the launch of its blog. The blog aims to host contributions on any topic related to comparative law: its purpose, methodology, case studies, and also theoretical reflections on topics of global interest. It features new books, important articles in comparative law scholarship and opinion pieces.
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