Administrative Law in a Time of Crisis: Comparing National Responses to COVID-19

The Administrative Law Review is hosting a special issue on Comparing National Responses to COVID-19. Foreward Administrative Law in a Time of Crisis: Comparing National Responses to COVID-19 Cary Coglianese & Neysun A. Mahboubi Essays  China’s Response to COVID-19Jacques deLisle & Shen Kui The Italian Model […]

Law & Privacy International Conference

21st April 2021  Online congress via BBC ASCL Members interested in participating are welcome to send a title and a short abstract to the following email address: as soon as possible, but no later than 1st of April. Abstracts out of deadline will be considered if the […]

YCC Symposium

A symposium with contributions by Younger Scholars in Comparative Law has been published thanks to the initiative of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the ASCL in the Milan Law Review. The symposium contains contributions by the members to the latest Annual Meeting of the YCC. It is available at the link:

Asian Law Works-In-Progress Session

AALS Section on East Asian Law and Society ASIL Asia-Pacific Interest Group ASCL Asia Committee The Section on East Asian Law and Society of the American Association of Law Schools, the Asia-Pacific Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, and the Asia Committee […]

Constitution World – A new network on Constitutionalism around the World

ConstitutionWorld is a new a database of scholars around the world interested in constitutions and constitutionalism from all perspectives, including but not limited to comparative, doctrinal, empirical, historical, philosophical, and theoretical. Scholars of all levels of seniority are invited to join ConstitutionWorld, including current students, senior scholars, and everyone […]

Recent Scholarship in Comparative Law

 Irene CalboliTexas A&M School of LawJane C. GinsburgColumbia University School of Law The Cambridge Handbook of International and Comparative Trademark Law, (2020)

Matilde Cohen “Judicial Colonialism Today: The French Overseas Courts”, 8(2) The Journal of Law & Courts

Matilde Cohen, “What Can We Learn from Transnational Courts about Judicial Diversity?” Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol. 34, 2020, pp.278-284

Deepa Das Acevedo, “Just Hindus,” 45 (4) Law & Social Inquiry.

James R. Maxeiner, “America’s covid-19 preexisting vulnerability: a government of men, not laws,”  8 The Theory and Practice of Legislation 213-35 (2020) 10.1080/20508840.2020.1809173

James R. Maxeiner, Failures of American Methods of Lawmaking in Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Mathias Reimann, Comparative Law, in International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law vol. II: The Legal Systems of the World. Their Comparison and Unification, (Brill 2020).

Carlo Serano, The International Law Journal

Yvonne Tew, Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (Oxford University Press 2020)

Ioanna Tourkochoriti, “How Far should the State go to Counter Prejudice?”, (2020) 3 Erasmus Law Review, 34-48.

Presentations/Talks by scholars affiliated with the ASCL:

Irene Caboli lead the organization of the 3rd IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference (, probably the biggest conference in our field for academics in Asia that includes scientific committee members from around the world ( She founded this in 2019 with WIPO and WTO and the event rotates across Asia. 

Irene Caboli cofounded a European version that we host in Geneva every year but last year we did not hold it due to Covid (

Deepa Das Acevedo, The Battle for Sabarimala (OUP, forthcoming), Cornell India Law Center’s lecture series.  October 28

Ioanna Tourkochoriti, Freedom of Speech in France and the US, The Philosophical Foundations, American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting, October 17th 2020


The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Law announced the appointment of Professor Richard Albert as the Director of the Program on Constitutional Studies.

New books published in the ASCL Studies in Comparative Law Series with Cambridge University Press

The ASCL is delighted to announce the publication of three more books in the ASCL Studies in Comparative Law Series with Cambridge University Press: Jorge Esquirol, Ruling the Law, Legitimacy and Failure in Latin American Legal Systems (2019) Francesco Biagi, European Constitutional Courts and Transitions to Democracy (2020) Mirjan Damaska, Evaluation […]

YCC Book Launch Series

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE BOOK LAUNCH SERIES November 13th at noon EST (6pm CET) on Zoom Ignacio N. Cofone (ed.)The Right to Be Forgotten:  A Canadian and Comparative Perspective  (Routledge 2020) Moderator Claudia Haupt – Northeastern University Discussants Lisa Austin – University of […]

2020 Annual Meeting of the Society Comes to an End

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law held online on October 15 and October 16, 2020, was a big success. The meeting had 26 panels with over 100 speakers from over 20 countries, and about 400 people from the six continents registered. We want to thank you all the people that participated in and contribute to it. The links of the video-recording of all the panels of the meeting is available here:

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, […]