The American Journal of Comparative Law
About the Journal
The American Journal of Comparative Law was founded in 1952. As the official journal of the American Society of Comparative Law, it publishes four issues a year and is devoted to comparative and transnational legal studies – including, among other subjects, comparative law, comparative and transnational legal history and theory, private international law and conflict of laws, and the study of legal systems, cultures, and traditions other than those of the US.
In its long and rich history, The AJCL has published articles authored by scholars representing all continents, regions, and legal cultures of the world. A peer-reviewed, leading journal in the field, it has been hosted in the past by institutions such as the UC Berkeley School of Law, Columbia Law School and the University of Michigan Law School; currently, the Georgetown University Law Center and the McGill University Faculty of Law jointly serve as its host.
From our latest issue
Volume 70, Issue 3, September 2022
Pages 597–640, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avac047
Constitutional dialogue theory has some great qualities. It is balanced, democratic, and deliberative. It has a special legitimacy-enhancing role due to the place that it gives to legislatures and to the political process.
Chemical Pollution and Regulatory Choices at the Start of Industrialization: Comparing France and Great Britain
Pages 558–596, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avac046
In both Britain and France, pollution from emergent chemical manufacturing during the early industrial era presented a choice between two regulatory approaches.
Pages 510–557, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avad005
This Article argues that there should be a new legal form for social enterprises in Asia that takes into account the distinctive contexts within which different types of social enterprises operate in the different Asian jurisdictions.
Pages 480–509, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avac041
Described by the U.S. Attorney General as “kleptocracy at its worst,” 1MDB, a Malaysian state-owned company, was a vehicle for theft of billions by the former prime minister for nine years.
The Importance of Being First: Economic and Non-economic Dimensions of Inventorship in American and German Law
This Article examines the right to be acknowledged as the first inventor of a new technology in patent law.
Associate Professor of Law and Director, Institute of Comparative Law
McGill University Faculty of Law
Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Fribourg Faculty of Law
Book Review Editors
Richard Albert, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Joshua Karton, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
Former Editors-in Chief
Hessel E. Yntema † (1952-1966)
B.J. George † (1966-1968)
Alfred F. Conard (1968-1970)
John G. Fleming † (1971-1987)
Richard M. Buxbaum (1987-2003)
George A. Bermann (2003-2006)
James Gordley (2003-2008)
Mathias W. Reimann (2003-2013)
James Feinerman (2014-2015)
Executive Editorial Board
Luisa Antoniolli, University of Trento Faculty of Law
Gary F. Bell, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Francesca Bignami, George Washington University Law School
Mauro Bussani, University of Trieste Law Department
Donald C. Clarke, George Washington University Law School
Dominique Custos, University of Caen Law School
Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School
Simone Glanert, University of Kent Law School
Hoi Kong, University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law
Máximo Langer, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Ralf Michaels, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Álvaro Santos, Georgetown University Law Center
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg Faculty of Law
Symeon C. Symeonides, Willamette University College of Law
Paula Potter (Oxford University Press)
Amber Lynch (McGill University Faculty of Law)
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