Third Annual Conference of The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law
Welcome to the website for the Third Annual Younger Comparativists Committee Conference, held on April 4-5, 2014, at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The conference began with an evening reception on Friday, April 4th, and continued with all-day concurrent panels on Saturday, April 5th.
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) hosts an annual global conference for younger scholars in all areas of comparative law, both public and private, at a different law school each year. Younger scholars, defined as faculty and students with fewer than ten years’ teaching experience on a law faculty, are invited to submit an abstract on any subject of public or private comparative law. Abstracts are reviewed by the Program Committee, which then assembles panels from individual submissions.
The YCC awards two prizes at the annual global conference: (1) the Colin B. Picker Prize, named after the founding Chair of the YCC and given to the most meritorious paper written by a graduate student; and (2) the Phanor J. Eder Prize, named after the founding President of the American Society of Comparative Law and given to the most meritorious paper written by a student currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL. B program.