Roger Williams Law recently hosted the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, bringing to campus top scholars and teachers of Comp Law. In the recent past, the conference was held at Cornell, Cal-Hastings, Tulane, Cal-Davis, Hawaii, and Michigan, and it was brought to RWU because of the good works of two of my RWU colleagues who specialize in Comp Law, Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz. (Ed’s specialty is Comparative Constitutional Law and Louise Ellen focuses on Comparative Civil Procedure.)
The theme for the conference was “Methodological Approaches to Comparative Law,” and among the luminaries who presented were the President of the Society
Symeon Symeonides (Willamette), David Clark (Willamette), Vivian Curran (Pitt), Mirjan Damaska (Yale), Nora Demleiter (Hofstra), David Gerber (Chicago-Kent), Amalia Kessler (Stanford), Ilhyung Lee (Missouri-Columbia), Peter Quint (Maryland), and Jim Whitman (Yale). Also on hand were some fast-charging junior faculty like Jayanth Krishnan (Indiana) and Colin Picker (University of Missouri-KC), as the final session was devoted to the challenges and opportunities facing “new/young comparativists.”
Here are some photos from this important gathering.