About the organisation:
The American Society of Comparative Law and the University of Missouri School of Law invite all interested scholars, practitioners and advanced degree students to consider submitting a panel or a paper proposal for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law that will be held between Thursday, October 17, and Saturday, October 19, 2019, at University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Missouri, entitled Comparative law and International Dispute Resolution Processes.
Call for Paper Proposals for Work-in-Progress Workshop:
A works-in-progress workshop is being organized in conjunction with the American Society of Comparative Law 2019 Annual Meeting at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.
The works-in-progress workshop will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in advance of the main program of the 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Those interested in presenting a paper at the works-in-progress workshop should submit an abstract no more than one page in length to Mary Tran at 2019ASCL[at]law.ucla.edu on or before May 20, 2019.
Decisions regarding accepted papers will be made in June 2019. Paper proposal submissions should bear some relationship to the topic of the annual meeting, which considers the role of comparative law in the international dispute resolution process.
The authors of the accepted papers will have to submit the final draft of their papers for circulation among the workshop participants by no later than October 3, 2019.
Call for Panel Proposals for Concurrent Panels:
The Annual Meeting of the ASCL will also have time slots for concurrent panels on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Proposals will be considered on a variety of subjects on comparative law and international dispute resolution, such as those involving particular procedures, including judicial procedures, arbitral procedures and consensual procedures (meaning negotiation, mediation and conciliation), as well as the way that comparative law is used by judges, legislators, policymakers and parties in those processes.
It is expected that panel members will not only address various questions from a comparative perspective but will also incorporate interdisciplinary and empirical perspectives into their analyses.
The concurrent panels may also be on topics different from the main topic of the 2019 Annual Meeting on international dispute resolution and, as a way to foster multilingualism at the ASCL, may also be held in languages different from English.
Comparative law has long been an integral part of the international dispute resolution process, regardless of whether the matter involves litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation or negotiation. However, scholars have seldom focused on the comparative element, preferring instead to analyze various issues as a matter of public or private international law.
While it is important to consider dispute resolution as a reflection of international law, that perspective does not answer all relevant questions.
The American Society of Comparative Law’s 2019 annual program seeks to delve more deeply into how comparative law operates formally and informally, visibly and invisibly, publicly and privately, in cases involving cross-border dispute resolution.
How to submit and deadlines:
The Annual Meeting Program Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law will select the panels that will be held at the meeting in consultation with the University of Missouri School of Law.
Panel proposals should include up to four speakers, a panel title, and a one-to-two-paragraph description of the ideas that the panel will explore.
Panel proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Mary Tran at 2019ASCL[at]law.ucla.edu on or before May 20, 2019. Decisions regarding accepted panels will be made in June 2019.
Those submitting panel and paper proposals should be aware that there is no funding available to assist participants with travel or related costs.
The American Society of Comparative Law is the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law.
The University of Missouri’s award-winning program in dispute resolution consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation.
Contact info: Any questions about the paper or panel proposals should be addressed to Mary Tran at 2019ASCL[at]law.ucla.edu.