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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: https://law.ucla.edu/academics/centers/transnational-program-criminal-justice/annual-meeting-american-society.

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 […]

JOINT AIDC/YCC YOUNG SCHOLARS CONFERENCE UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA JUNE 5-6, 2020 “NEW TOPICS AND METHODS IN COMPARATIVE LAW RESEARCH”

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 […]

CFP FIFTH WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL LAW

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 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: vkorzun@uakron.edu. 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.

Notification:

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 vkorzun@uakron.edu.

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 […]