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KU to host international comparative law workshop

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

LAWRENCE — Legal scholars from around the world will gather in Lawrence this week to present their research on contemporary law and business issues. The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Younger Comparativists Committee’s Third Annual Comparative Business and Financial Law Workshop will explore topics ranging from Islamic commercial law to consumer financial protection and Chinese corporate governance.

“The workshop is an opportunity for younger comparative scholars to engage with a group of interdisciplinary commentators around cutting-edge issues in business law and financial regulation,” said Virginia Harper Ho, University of Kansas professor of law and current chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee. “KU Law has a strong tradition as a member of the ASCL, and this workshop is a great complement to our international and comparative law program. It’s also an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the KU School of Business, who will be participating as commentators.” 

The program will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at the KU School of Law in Green Hall.

The objective of the program is to provide comments to works in progress to help authors move their projects forward. Presenters will share their research, while commentators and colleagues provide feedback and discussion.

Composed of more than 100 institutional sponsor members, the ASCL is the United States’ leading organization promoting the comparative study of law. The group’s Younger Comparativists Committee aims to engage and support early-career scholars in the study of comparative law.

Visit the KU Law website for a complete schedule and list of presenters and commentators. Support for this program is provided by Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP, an international trade law firm.


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