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Comparative Law Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Programs at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting

Announcing AALS Section on Comparative Law Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Programs at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, Wed. Jan. 5, 2022-Sun. Jan. 9, 2022: Freedom, Equality, and the Common Good

The AALS Section on Comparative Law is pleased to announce the following sponsored and co-sponsored programs for the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting (online).  We invite everyone attending AALS to join us! (All times are shown in EST).

Did Democracy Stumble?  Pandemic Lessons from Around the Globe, Section of Comparative Law
Wed. Jan. 5, 2022: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST

Comparative Law Works in Progress (WIP)
Wed. Jan. 5, 2022: 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. EST

2022 Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law

AALS Section on Comparative Law Executive Committee

Did Democracy Stumble?  Pandemic Lessons from Around the Globe, Section of Comparative Law

Wed. Jan. 5, 2022: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST

By the end of 2021, Covid-19 will have been with us for almost two years.  While the pandemic may be under control at that point, legislative and policy recommendations are also needed for the long “build-back’ of a better post-Covid world.  How have legal and political systems responded to ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic to democracy, human rights and rule of law? What best practices can be gleaned from a comparative perspective on how governmental authorities have responded in the face of a public health crisis?  

Panelists include:  

Surabhi Chopra -Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Hoi Kong – University of British Columbia 

Patricia Popelier – University of Antwerp 

Pedro Villareal – Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law 

Mark Wojcik – University of Illinois at Chicago 

Co-sponsored by: Sections on East Asian Law and Society, International Human Rights, and Law, Medicine and Health Care.

Comparative Law Works in Progress (WIP)

Wed. Jan. 5, 2022: 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Jorge Contreras (Utah), Peter YU (Texas A&M), & Yang YU (Shanghai UIBE)

Paper: Transplanting Anti-Suit Injunctions

Commentator: Margaret Woo (Northeastern)

Presenter:  Lécia Vincente (LSU) 

Paper: The Comparative Matrix as a Laboratory: Corporate Farming in North Dakota and the Brazilian State of Goiás

Commentator: Erin Delaney (Northwestern)

Presenter: Davide Zoppolato (West Virginia)

Paper: Legal Transplants Under the Belt and Road Initiative: Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zones 

Commentator: Irene Calboli (Texas A&M)

Co-Sponsored Panels

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:00 to 12:15 p.m. EST, “International and Comparative Legal Research,” a panel, co-sponsored with the AALS Section on Law in the Americas, that will feature three librarians from the Law Library of Congress and have a special focus on legal research in the Americas and the Caribbean.
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022, 3:10 to 4:25 p.m. EST, “Using Historical Context Across the Law School Curriculum in Response to January 6th, 2021.” Sponsored by the Section on Legal History. 
  • Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST, “Increasing Global Engagement at U.S. Law Schools,” a program organized by the Section on Global Engagement and co-sponsored by us and by the Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education.
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 3:10 to 4:25 p.m. EST, “Democracy on the Edge,” a program organized by the Section on East Asian Law & Society.
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST, “Comparative Aspects of U.S. and International Real Estate Transactional Law,” organized by the Section on Real Estate Transactions.
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 12:35 to 1:50 p.m. EST, “Equality in Access to Medicine: The African Experience,” organized by the Section on Africa and co-sponsored by us and the Sections on Intellectual Property and Law, Medicine & Health Care.
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. EST, “Scholars at Risk and Academic Freedom in East Asia,” organized by the Section on East Asian Law & Society. 

2022 Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law

The Section is also pleased to announce that it will award the 2022 “Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law” at the AALS Annual Meeting to Mark Jia (Harvard Law School) for the following article: Illiberal Law in American Courts, 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1685 (2020).

The Section will also award an Honorable Mention to Paul Figueroa (University of New Mexico School of Law) for the following article: When Imitation Is Not Flattery: Addressing Cultural Exploitation in Guatemala Through a Sui Generis Model, 46 BYU L. Rev. 979 (2021).

The Mark Tushnet Prize recognizes scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School on the basis of an article published in an academic journal between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

AALS Section on Comparative Law Executive Committee

Section Chair: Margaret Woo (Northeastern)

Chair-Elect: Mark Wojcik (UIC John Marshall)

Executive Committee:  

Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis)

Richard Albert (Texas)

Irene Calboli (Texas A&M)

Jorge Contesse (Rutgers)

Erin Delaney (Northwestern)

Virginia Harper Ho (Kansas)

Elizabeth Iglesias (Miami)

Mark Kende (Drake)

Sudha Setty (Western New England)

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