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).

Conference: Adversarial CrimPro in Italy, Mexico & United States

From January 21 to January 23, 2019, the University of Illinois, College of Law and the ASCL will co-host a conference, Adversarial Criminal Procedure in Italy, Mexico, and the United States. The conference program is attached.

Website Advisory Committee

The ASCL continues to grow its global outreach efforts. Under the guidance of ASCL President Richard Kay, the ASCL has constituted a new Website Advisory Committee, comprised of the following members:

If you have suggestions for improving our online outreach efforts, or would like to participate in the work of the committee, please reach out to any of the committee members.

We welcome your input, critiques, and suggestions for improvement.

CFP: YCC’s 8th Annual Conference

The deadline for submitting proposals to the 8th Annual Conference of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the ASCL is fast approaching — January 31, 2019. We encourage everyone to spread the CFP.

Remembering Alan Watson

The Society notes with sadness the passing on November 7, 2018, of Professor Alan Watson at the age of 85. He was a giant in the fields of Roman and comparative law, as the Society recognized when it awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in […]

CFP: 2019 Comparative Law Work-in-Progress

Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
January 31 – February 2, 2019
University of Illinois, College of Law

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 […]