ASCL Prizes

Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 2003 to honor living senior comparativists whose writings have changed the shape or direction of American comparative or private international law. It is a non-monetary recognition of lifetime extraordinary scholarly contributions to comparative law in the United States.

Prize Winners:

  • 2023: John H. Langbein, Sterling professor Emeritus of Law and Legal History, Yale Law School
  • 2022: Vivian Grosswald Curran, Vice-President, International Academy of Comparative Law Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2022: James Russell Gordley, W.R. Irby Chair in Law Professor, Tulane University School of Law
  • 2016: George A. Bermann, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and director of the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and the Center for European Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
  • 2014: Symeon Symeonides,  Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law
  • 2014: Richard M. Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (emeritus), University of California at Berkeley School of Law
  • 2013: Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • 2012: Alan Watson, Distinguished Research Professor and Ernest P. Rogers Chair, University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2009: Mirjan Damaška, Sterling Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale Law School
  • 2004: John Henry Merryman, Nelson Bowman Sweitzer & Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law Emeritus and Affiliated Professor of Art Emeritus, Stanford University
  • 2004: Eric Stein, Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Michigan·     
  • 2004: Arthur T. von Mehren, Story Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard University