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Professor Ozan Varol Inducted Into the International Academy of Comparative Law

November 07, 2019

Lewis & Clark Law Professor Ozan Varol was recently inducted into the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL), a highly selective academy of scholars that was founded at The Hague following World War I. Only a few scholars are nominated from the United States each year.

The IACL focuses on a comparative study of all legal systems across all legal disciplines and undertakes universal diffusion of publications in comparative law. The IACL is directed to both scientific activity and the practice of law with the goal of bringing together teaching, research, and practical concerns. 

Membership to the IACL is highly selective. A current member must nominate a candidate who is then voted on by the entire IACL membership, which is spread across the globe. The majority of members are academics, but members also include judges of supreme and international jurisdiction and well-respected corporate members who are active in comparative law. 

“Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors I can imagine in my scholarly work,” stated Varol.  “I’m deeply grateful to the members of the Academy, as well as to the wonderful students and colleagues at Lewis & Clark Law School who I have had the privilege of working with over the course of my career.”

Dean Jennifer Johnson and the Lewis & Clark faculty congratulated Varol on this recognition. “Professor Varol is one of our outstanding constitutional scholars, as well as being an effective and engaging teacher. We are proud of him and glad that IACL joins us in acknowledging his achievements in both areas.”

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