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: Richard Albert Shawn Boyne Josh Karton Boris Mamlyuk (ex officio) Fernanda Nicola Yaniv Roznai […]

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

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 of Kyushu University.

Thank you to Prof. Kono and his extraordinary team at Kyushu University and the broader Japanese comparative law community.

We attach the letter below.


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. […]

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 information, we will update that page. We hope it can serve as a useful one-stop reference point for information relating to the meetings.

Thank you,


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 […]