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 […]

Call for Nominations Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the annual Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law.  The YCC created the Buxbaum Prize in the summer of 2014 in honor of Professor Richard […]

Recent Comparative Law Scholarship

Comparative Law Methodology:

  • Catherine Valke, Comparing Law (Cambridge University Press 2018) 

General Comparative Law Materials: 

  • Comparative Legal History (O. Moréteau, A. Masferrer, K. Modéer eds., Edward Elgar, Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series, 2019) (498 p.)  

Constitutional Law:


Edited Volumes


  • Constitutional Law Group, directed by Patrick Macklem and Carol Rogerson, Richard Albert participating, Canadian Constitutional Law (Emond Publications, 5th ed. 2017)


  • Ioanna Tourkochoriti, “Comparative Rights Jurisprudence, An Essay on Methodologies”, Law And Method (2017) 1-22. 

Criminal Law: 

Noah Weisbord, “Who’s Afraid of the Lucky Moose? Canada’s Dangerous Self-Defence Innovation,” 64(1) McGill Law Journal 1 (forthcoming, 2019).

Company Law:

  • Pierre-Henri Conac & Martin Gelter (eds).:  GLOBAL SECURITIES LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019).
  • Martin Gelter, Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement, in GLOBAL SECURITIES LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT 3-106 (Pierre-Henri Conac & Martin Gelter eds. 2019).
  • Martin Gelter, Mapping Types of Shareholder Lawsuits across Jurisdictions, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON REPRESENTATIVE SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION 459-481 (Sean Griffith, Jessica Erickson, David Webber & Verity Winship eds., Elgar 2018).
  • Martin Gelter, Nemika Jha & D. Gordon Smith, United States and Chapter 3 (Duties of Nominee Directors), in COMPARATIVE COMPANY LAW: A CASE-BASED APPROACH (Mathias Siems & David Cabrelli eds., Hart Publishing 2018).

Intellectual Property:

  • Marketa Trimble, Geoblocking and “Legitimate Trade” in Intellectual Property and Obstacles to Legitimate Trade 53 (Christopher Heath, Anselm Kamperman Sanders & Anke Moerland eds., Wolters Kluwer, 2018)    
  • Marketa Trimble, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at Trade Shows: A Review and Recommendations, 34 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. (forthcoming 2019)
  • Marketa Trimble, Territorialization of the Internet Domain Name System, 45(4) Pepperdine L. R. 623 (2018)


  • Marel Katsivela, “La Notion De Dommage Dans Le Cadre Du Délit De Négligence (Common Law) Et De La Responsabilité Extracontractuelle Du Fait Personnel (Droit Civil) Au Canada: Une Étude En Droit Comparé” (The Notion of Injury in the Tort of Negligence (Common Law) and the Personal Extracontractual Liability (Civil Law) in Canada: A Comparative Study), 96, La Revue du Barreau Canadien605-627 (2018).
  • Marel Katsivela, “Le Manquement À La Norme De Diligence Et La Faute Dans Le Cadre Du Délit De Négligence (Common Law) Et De La Responsabilité Extracontractuelle Du Fait Personnel (Droit Civil) Au Canada: Une Étude Comparée”, 95 La Revue du Barreau Canadien(2018)

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 CALL FOR PAPERS  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 […]

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.