01 November 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: ASCL Younger Comparativists Committee Conference - New Perspectives in Comparative Law

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The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its inaugural conference to be held on April 20, 2012, at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. The purpose of the conference is to highlight and develop the scholarship of new and younger comparativists, hence the title of the conference: New Perspectives in Comparative Law.

Submissions will be accepted on any subject of public or private comparative law from scholars who have been engaged as law teachers, lecturers, fellows, or another academic capacity for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2012.

Members of the Younger Comparativists Committee’s Scholarship Advisory Group will review submissions with the authors’ identities concealed. The Scholarship Advisory Group will select a best paper which will be showcased during a plenary panel with comments from senior scholars in the area. Other papers will be assigned to separate panels according to subject.

The American Society of Comparative Law has generously agreed to provide a limited number of modest stipends toward travel expenses for participants with a demonstrable need of financial assistance.

To submit an entry, scholars should submit completed papers no longer than 30,000 words (including footnotes) no later than February 15, 2012, to Judy Yi at the following address: judy.yi@bc.edu. Papers should reflect original research that will not yet have been published by the time of the conference. The paper should be accompanied by a separate cover sheet indicating the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information. The paper itself must not contain any references that identify the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.

The final conference program will be circulated no later than March 26, 2012.

The Younger Comparativists Committee is delighted to thank George Washington University Law School for serving as our host for the conference, in particular Claudia Haupt for coordinating the event, and Markus Wagner of the University of Miami School of Law for chairing the Program Committee.

Please direct all inquiries to Richard Albert, Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee, by email at richard.albert@bc.edu or telephone at 617.552.3930.

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