American Society of Comparative Law

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The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), formerly the American Association for the Comparative Study of Law, is a society dedicated to the study of comparative law, foreign law, and private international law.[1] It was founded in 1951, and was admitted to American Council of Learned Societies in 1995.[2]

The ASCL publishes theThe American Journal of Comparative Law on a quarterly basis. It was established at the University of Michigan Law School[3] in 1952, where ASCL Vice President and first Editor-in-Chief Hessel E. Yntema was a professor. Yntema served as Editor-in-Chief until his death in 1966. The journal moved from Michigan to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1971,[4] but returned in 2003. It is now being co-hosted by the Institute of Comparative Law (McGill University) and the Georgetown University Law Center.[5] The Institute of Comparative Law’s Director, Helge Dedek, and Georgetown University Law Center’s James Feinerman and Franz Werro, currently serve as Co-Editor-in-Chiefs.[6]

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  1. ^ "Welcome to the American Journal of Comparative Law". The American Journal of Comparative Law. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ "American Society of Comparative Law". American Council of Learned Societies. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  3. ^ "American Society of Comparative Law". American Council of Learned Societies. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the American Journal of Comparative Law". The American Journal of Comparative Law. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Institute of Comparative Law". Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Georgetown University Law Center". Retrieved 2015-06-17. 

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