American Society of Comparative Law Younger Comparativists Committee Call for Papers

I am happy to post the following call for papers that should be of interest to our readers.



The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions to fill a panel on “New Perspectives in Comparative Law,” to be held at the Society’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, on October 20-22, at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. The purpose of the panel is to highlight the scholarship of new and younger comparativists.

Submissions will be accepted on any subject of public or private comparative law from scholars who have been engaged as law teachers for ten years or fewer as of July 1, 2011. The Scholarship Advisory Group of the Younger Comparativists Committee will review submissions with the authors’ identities concealed. Two submissions will be chosen for the panel.

To submit an entry, scholars should email an abstract of 1200-1500 words (including footnotes) no later than June 6, 2011, to Judy Yi at the following address: Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published by the time of the Society’s Annual Meeting. The abstract should be accompanied by a separate cover sheet indicating the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information. The abstract itself must not contain any references that identify the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.

Scholars whose entries are selected for the panel will be required to submit final papers no longer than 25,000 words by August 15, 2011.

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