Recent Comparative Law Scholarship

Farrah Ahmed, Richard Albert & Adam Perry, Judging Constitutional Conventions, 17 Int’l J. Const. L. 787 (2019) Richard Albert, Carlos Bernal & Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, Constitutional Change and Transformation in Latin America(Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2019) Richard Albert, Menaka Guruswamy & Nishchal Basnyat, Founding Moments in Constitutionalism (Oxford, Hart Publishing, […]

Welcome New ASCL Members!

Please join us in welcoming several new members to the ASCL.

Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Event Announcement

ASCL 2019 Awards

During its Annual Meeting on October 16th-19th 2019 at the University of Missouri, School of Law, the Prizes Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law awarded its Annual Prizes. Here is the statement of the Prizes Committee, composed by Jorge Esquirol, Julia Qin, John […]


CALL FOR PAPERS The Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC) and the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) are pleased to invite submissions for the Trans-Atlantic Young Scholars Conference to be held on June 5-6, 2020                              at the […]





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 business and financial law to be held on February 7-8, 2020 at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, commercial law, economics, finance, and securities.

The University of Akron School of Law is located in the Cleveland/Akron area in Ohio and is conveniently served by two airports–Akron-Canton Airport (only a 20-minute drive to the law school) and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (a 45-minute drive to the law school).

Up to twelve papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation at the workshop pursuant to this Call for Papers. The workshop audience will include invited young scholars, faculty from the University of Akron School of Law and other law schools in the region, and invited guests.

Submissions will only be accepted from scholars who have held a full-time academic appointment for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2020.  

Submission Instructions:

To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 1000 words by 5:00 P.M. EST, October 25, 2019, to the following address: Please title the email “YCC Business Law Workshop – [Name]” and attach a file named “FirstName.LastName.ASCLworkshop.”  Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the workshop.  Abstracts should include a cover page with the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar as defined above.

Scholars may make only one submission.  Both individual and co-authored submissions will be accepted.  For co-authored submissions, at least one author must qualify as an eligible younger comparativist.


Invitees will be selected via a blind review by the workshop program committee.  Authors of the submissions selected for the workshop will be notified no later than November 15, 2019.  There is no cost to register for the workshop but participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel, lodging and other incidental expenses.  A limited number of $200 travel stipends may be awarded to scholars from ASCL member schools who demonstrate financial need.  If you would like to be considered for a travel stipend, please make that request in your submission.

Final papers for the workshop will be due no later than January 17, 2020.

Acknowledgements and Questions:

The YCC gratefully acknowledges the support of the University of Akron School of Law. Please direct all inquiries to Professor Vera Korzun, Chair of the Program Committee, by email at

Please feel free to share this Call for Papers with any colleagues who may be interested.

The Program Committee:

Martin Gelter, Professor, Fordham University School of Law

Virginia Harper Ho, Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

Vera Korzun, Assistant Professor, University of Akron School of Law (Chair)

Peter Oh, Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Timothy Webster, Professor and Director of Asian Legal Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

YCC Board of Directors:

Ioanna Tourkochoriti, Lecturer Above the Bar, National University of Ireland (Galway) (Chair)

Antonia Baraggia, Assistant Profess of Comparative Law, University of Milan (Vice Chair)

Valentina Rita Scotti, Assistant Professor of Law, Koç University (Treasurer)

Kish Parella, Associate Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law

Vera Korzun, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law

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 […]

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 to have made an important contribution in the field of comparative law. This article must have been published in an academic journal between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

The Prize will be awarded for the first time at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 2-5, 2020. It will be awarded every year thereafter. All untenured scholars—including but not limited to tenure-track professors, visiting assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, doctoral candidates—are eligible.

Nominations should be sent by email to Trish Do ( no later than 12:00pm Central Time (U.S.) on August 1st, 2019. Nominations should include the full name, institutional affiliation, and contact information for the nominated scholar, in addition to a PDF version of the published article to be considered for the Prize. Self-nominations are welcomed.

For all questions, please contact Professor Richard Albert (, Chair of the AALS Section on Comparative Law.

Prize Committee

  • Richard Albert (Texas) (Chair)
  • Mark Kende (Drake)
  • Margaret Woo (Northeastern)

About Mark Tushnet

Mark Tushnet, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools, is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Tushnet is an authoritative voice in constitutional law and theory. His scholarship spans all areas of public law, including comparative constitutional law, a field in which he has co-authored a leading casebook. A respected teacher, a devoted mentor, and an influential scholar, he will retire from the Harvard faculty in June 2020.

About the AALS

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of 179 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national, and international. Founded in 1900, AALS also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators.

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 […]