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Call for Papers: 3rd Annual YCC Conference




The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its third annual conference, to be held on April 4-5, 2014, at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists.

Conference Subject-Matter and Eligibility

Submissions will be accepted on any subject in public or private comparative law from scholars who have been engaged as law teachers, lecturers, fellows, or in another academic capacity for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2014.  We will also accept submissions from graduate students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs.

Submission Instructions

To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 750 words no later than November 1, 2013, to the following address:  Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the conference. Abstracts should also include the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar. Graduate students should identify themselves as such.

Scholars may make only one submission.  Both individual and co-authored submissions will be accepted.  For co-authored submissions, both authors must qualify as eligible younger comparativists.  The conference’s Program Committee will assign individual and co-authored submissions to thematic panels according to subject area.  Proposals for fully formed panels will also be accepted.


Authors of the submissions selected for the conference will be notified no later than December 20, 2013.   There is no cost to register for the conference, but participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel, lodging and other incidental expenses.  A limited number of travel stipends may be awarded to those who demonstrate financial need.  If you would like to be considered for a travel stipend, please make that request in your submission.

Graduate Student Prize

A prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by a graduate student.  To be considered for the award, in addition to submitting an abstract by the above deadline, graduate students whose abstracts are accepted for the conference must also submit their papers in their final form byJanuary 31, 2014, to with the following subject line:  “Submission for Graduate Student Prize.”  Papers received after January 31, 2014, will not be considered for the award.

Final papers by faculty members—as well as by graduate students who do not wish to be considered for the Graduate Student Prize—will be due by email to no later than March 1, 2014.

Acknowledgements and Questions

The Younger Comparativists Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of Lewis & Clark Law School.  Please direct all inquiries to Professor Ozan Varol, Chair of the Program Committee, by email at or telephone at 503.768.6805.

The Program Committee:

Ozan Varol (Lewis & Clark) (Chair)
Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis)
Nadia Ahmad (Denver)
Richard Albert (Boston College) (YCC Chair)
Antonia Baraggia (Milan)
Lindsey Carson (Toronto)
Claudia Haupt (Columbia)
John Hursh (McGill)
Rajeev Kadambi (Brown)
Joshua Karton (Queen’s)
David Landau (Florida State)
Manoj Mate (Whittier)
Salil Mehra (Temple) (YCC Board Member)
Frances Nguyen (Lewis & Clark)
Rene Reich-Graefe (Western New England)
Fritz Siregar (New South Wales)
Ioanna Tourkochoriti (Harvard)
Tim Webster (Case Western)


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