Become a Member
Membership in the American Society of Comparative Law is divided into several categories, including Sponsor Member, Individual Member, Sustaining Member, Patrons, and Corresponding Institutional Member. Membership is granted by affirmative majority vote of the Board of Directors held during the ASCL’s Annual Meeting or via voting by other means.
ASCL Membership Benefits
ASCL Members receive
- Participation in the premier scholarly society in the US for comparative law.
- Subscription to The American Journal of Comparative Law.
- Ability to connect with top level scholars in the field through conferences and meetings.
- 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.
Our Most Popular Membership Levels
Annual dues: $700
Any school or institute devoted to comparative, foreign, or international law, any ABA law school, any bar association, and other school, institute, association, or corporation deemed qualified by the board of directors.
- A sponsor member (institution) names one director to the board and one editor to the Journal.
- The director, editor, and school’s dean each receive a subscription to the American Journal of Comparative Law.
- A sponsor member’s director and/or editor normally receives up to $600 reimbursement for expenses incurred in attending the annual meeting.
- Sponsor members may also name Delegates ($50 each). These delegates are eligible to serve as officers or on committees and to attend meetings of the Society.
Annual dues (category a): $160
Annual dues (category b): $75
Individuals other than those nominated by a Sponsor Member as an editor, director, or delegate.
- Attendance and participation (but not voting) in all meetings of Board of Editors or the Board of Directors.
- Category A members are entitled to a subscription to the American Journal of Comparative Law.
- Category B membership does not include a journal subscription.
Additional Membership Levels
Annual Dues: $500
Any individual, law firm, corporation, or association.
- Recognition in and a subscription to the Journal
- Invitation to the annual meeting and program.
Corresponding Institutional Member
expectation of contribution
Any legal research institution or comparative law society in a country other than the United States
- Corresponding Institutional Members are exempt from the payment of dues and are expected to contribute to the activities of the Society.
Patron of the Society
MINIMUM DONATION: $5,000
Any individual (living or deceased), law firm, corporation, or association, granted by majority vote, that makes a donation of at least $5,000.
- Patrons are appropriately and periodically recognized and honored for their lifetime (individuals) or for ten years, whichever period is longer.
Questions? For more information, please contact
Secretary of the American Society of Comparative Law, Professor