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CFP: 2019 Comparative Law Work-in-Progress

The Call for Papers for the 2019 Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop is now live. 

Former Pres. Vivian Curran’s Letter to Prof. Kono

Former Pres. Vivian Curran’s Letter to Prof. Kono

Following the closing of the XXth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL), the former President of the American Society of Comparative Law sent a message of gratitude on behalf of the ASCL to Distinguished Professor Toshiyuki Kono of the Faculty of Law […]

YCC Speaker’s Corner (Fukuoka, Japan)

We are excited to share a video from the IACL XXth Congress in Fukuoka, Japan. Thank you to everyone who participated in this engaging new format, and thank you to John Haskell (Manchester) and Richard Albert (Texas) for sharing this with the global ASCL community.

The 2018 YCC Speaker’s Corner includes policy conversations with: Felix Chang, Jurgen Goossens, Joanne Huang, Oguzhan Keskin, Sally Brown Richardson, & Tim Webster.

U.S. National Reports to the 2018 IACL Congress

U.S. National Reports to the 2018 IACL Congress

The latest supplement to The American Journal of Comparative Law contains United States national reports to the Twentieth International Congress of Comparative Law, currently being held in Fukuoka, Japan, from 22-28 July 2018.  The reports are free to read online now.  

ASCL18@Fukuoka Page Now LIVE

ASCL18@Fukuoka Page Now LIVE

We are excited to share the webpage we developed with information for the 2018 ASCL Annual Meeting in Fukuoka, Japan on July 22-28, 2018 (held concurrently with the XXth International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) Congress. We hope you find it informative. As we get more […]

Countdown to 2018 Annual Meeting

Countdown to 2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) will be held concurrently with the XXth International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) Congress from  July 22 to July 28, 2018.  We are honored and humbled by the openness of the city of Fukuoka, Japan, which will serve as the convention site for our meetings.

In one month, hundreds of leading practitioners, scholars, and academics from the field of comparative law and allied disciplines will meet in Fukuoka, Japan to exchange ideas, experiment with new modes of knowledge production, and forge ties for future collaborative projects.

While they are discrete in an organizational sense, the ASCL & IACL meetings will build on a rich history of intellectual and professional collaboration between the respective learned societies. From past experience, we know that the meetings and plenary sessions will showcase some of our discipline’s best thinking and highlight our most audacious aspirations.  From the standpoint of attendees, presenters, and participants, the “Fukuoka 2018 meeting” will doubtlessly be a comparative law week to remember.

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“Let us gather not only to broaden our own horizons; let us seek to broaden the world’s horizons.” -@ASCLConnect

We are mindful that many of our professional friends may not be able to travel to Fukuoka this year.  We know that, as in any conference of this size, there might be last-minute program changes or logistical hiccups.  As important, we also know that brilliant insights and pioneering work can be overlooked over the course of a week-long high-level comparative law marathon.

To broaden the mindshare, reach, and global impact of this historic meeting, we ask that participants and their supporters actively share their insights, feedback, lessons (and, of course, photos!) on social media via @ASCLConnect and/or #FukuokaCL.

Here at @ASCLConnect, we have developed a Fukuoka’18/ASCL’18 webpage that can serve as a central repository for substantive & logistical info in connection with the meeting.  If you have materials that you would like to include on this page, please email them to the ASCL Information Officer, Boris Mamlyuk.

We anticipate periodic updates to the ASCL’18 page through the end of July 2018, so please check back regularly for news. Until then, here is a link to IACL meeting information, including registration and very useful logistical information.

Thank you,

@ASCLConnect

Pres. Curran on 2018 Annual Meeting

Pres. Curran on 2018 Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues, I am happy to announce that we will be having our next annual business meeting on Wednesday July 25 in Fukuoka. Registration is open on the site of the International Academy of Comparative Law. On July 26, we will have our annual dinner. […]

@ASCLConnect

@ASCLConnect

@ASCLConnect is an outreach/networking project of the American Society of Comparative Law. ASCLConnect has three main goals: (1) to broaden the reach of the ASCL to a global audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers; (2) to disseminate news about ASCL projects and events on Twitter, Facebook, and/or YouTube; […]

@ASCLConnect Conversation Series is LIVE

@ASCLConnect invites you to participate in our ongoing conversation series:

2017 ASCL Annual Meeting Photos

2017 ASCL Annual Meeting Photos

Thank you to everyone who participated at our 2017 annual meeting last week at American University, Washington College of Law.  We are pleased to share some photos, and invite y0u to view additional photos here and here. Sincerely, @ASCLConnect