AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE FIFTH WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL LAW Submission deadline: October 25, 2019 The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its fifth workshop on comparative […]

YCC Scholarship Exchange Program, Mentorship Program and Teaching Materials on Comparative Law

The YCC invites submissions for its Scholarship Exchange Program. This program aims to provide scholars in the early stages of their careers (JD/PhD students to non-tenured faculty members) with comments on works-in-progress on various comparative law topics. The YCC selects papers and then asks an […]

Call For Papers: Younger Comparativists Committee Panel at the ASCL Annual Meeting

The Younger Comparativist’s Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL YCC) solicits papers from emerging scholars for a panel at the ASCL’s annual meeting to be held at the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia, Missouri, on October 17-19. Two to three papers will be selected for the panel, which will include established scholars serving as commentators.

The theme of the annual meeting is comparative law and the international dispute resolution process. Papers for the YCC panel may, but are not required to, comport with the same theme. Submissions on any other topic related to comparative law will also be reviewed. 

Papers for the panel should be written in English and the authors or co-authors must be from ASCL member institutions and qualify as younger comparativists (ten or fewer years of teaching experience).

Interested scholars should submit full, anonymized drafts to on or before August 10. In addition, scholars should send a separate document with their name, title and abstract, contact information, institutional affiliation, and a certification that all authors qualify as younger comparativists. Scholars who are selected and who do not receive funding from their home institutions to attend will receive an award of up to $400 from the ASCL. 

YCC Board:

Antonia Baraggia (Milan) (Vice Chair)

Vera Korzun, (Akron)

Kish Parella, (Washington & Lee) 

Valentina Rita Scotti, (Koç) 

Ioanna Tourkochoriti (NUI, Galway) (Chair)

Scholarship Advisory Group:

Sofia Ranchordas (Groningen)

Francisco de Elizalde Ibarbia (IE)

Claudia Haupt (Northeastern) (Chair)

Alyssa King (Queens)

Bilyana Petkova (Maastricht)

Sarbani Sen (Jindal)

Se-shauna Wheatle (Durham)

Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law Call for Nominations

The AALS Section on Comparative Law is pleased to announce the inaugural “Mark Tushnet Prize” to recognize scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School. The Prize will be given to the author(s) of a scholarly article judged […]

IACL Thematic Congress on Diversity and Plurality in the Law – Rapporteur needed

The International Academy of Comparative Law is holding a “Thematic”  Congress on” Diversity and Plurality in the Law” in October, 2020 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Academy  has called for national rapporteurs to present at that Congress on two topics. The American Society of Comparative […]

Call for Nominations Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the annual Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law. 

The YCC created the Buxbaum Prize in the summer of 2014 in honor of Professor Richard M. Buxbaum, the 2014 recipient of the ASCL Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Buxbaum is the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (emeritus) at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law is awarded by the YCC in collaboration with the ASCL Prizes Committee in recognition of teaching excellence in any subject of comparative public or private law by an early stage scholar (who has been teaching Comparative Law for less than 10 years) in a tenure-track position at an ASCL Member Institution. 

The Buxbaum Prize will be awarded at the ASCL Annual Meeting, scheduled this year for October 17th-19th, 2019, at the University of Missouri College of Law. 


Nominations will be accepted by tenured professors currently teaching at an ASCL Member Institution. Self-nominations are accepted, but nominations or letters of support by colleagues who are experienced teachers will carry more weight. The Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Nominations should be emailed by 12 pm EST on September 1st, 2019, to

Nominations should include the name, institutional affiliation, contact information, field of scholarly interest in comparative law, any relevant course syllabi and a supporting statement attesting to the nominee’s teaching excellence. They may also include teaching evaluations. 

Questions may be directed to Ioanna Tourkochoriti, YCC Chair, at

About the YCC

The YCC serves as a forum for younger comparative law scholars with ten years or fewer of faculty experience, creates opportunities for younger comparativists to develop and share their research, and facilitates and promotes the scholarly exchange of ideas and research in all areas of comparative law. It hosts an annual global conference in comparative law and advises the ASCL in its activities related to younger comparativists. More information on the YCC and the ASCL is available at

YCC Board

Antonia Baraggia (Vice Chair)

Vera Korzun

Kish Parella 

Valentia Rita Scotti

Ioanna Tourkochoriti (NUI, Galway) (Chair)

ASCL Prizes Committee

Jorge Esquirol

Julia Qin

John Reitz (chair)

Ron Scalise

Recent Comparative Law Scholarship

Comparative Law Methodology: Catherine Valke, Comparing Law (Cambridge University Press 2018)  Law and Method Special Issue on Comparative Law Methodology General Comparative Law Materials:   Fernanda Nicola, Bill Davies, (eds.) EU Law Stories, Contextual and Critical Histories of European Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) Mark Van Hoecke inaugural lecture at QMUL  “Do […]

YCC ASCL 8th Annual Global Conference at McGill School of Law

The 8th Annual Conference of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law was held on May 10th-11th at McGill School of Law. The event was a great success. Prof Maximo Langer (UCLA, ASCL Vice President) delivered a keynote speech on “Plea […]

CfP AALS Works-In-Progress Panel on European and Comparative Law

AALS Section on European Law


Works-in-Progress (WIP) Panel

AALS, Washington, DC, January 2020 

The AALS Section on European Law invites submissions for a works-in-progress panel at the January 2-5, 2020 Annual Meetingto be held in Washington, DC.  Papers may concern any matter related to European Law and Comparative Law.  Papers must be “in progress” as of the time of the Annual Meeting in January 2020.  (A paper accepted for publication but still undergoing revision is considered “in progress.”)  This panel will provide speakers the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from commentators in the field.  Pre-tenured professors and junior scholars are strongly encouraged to submit. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • To be considered, submit a title and abstract to Mathilde Cohen ( and Kristen Barnes ( 12PM (EST) on August 1, 2019.
  • Paper drafts will be due on December 15, 2019 to be circulated among panel participants.

Up to four speakers will be selected from this Call for Papers. Selected speakers will be notified by August 30, 2019. 

Cambridge ASCL Studies in Comparative Law

We are delighted to announce publication of the latest volume in the Cambridge ASCL Studies in Comparative Law Series by Catherine Valcke (University of Toronto).