Monday, November 15, 2021

Your AALS Comparative Law Dance Card

AALS LogoThe Association of American Law Schools (AALS) will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting online from January 5-9, 2022. Most U.S. law schools have paid a flat-rate fee that allows their faculty to register and participate in the Annual Meeting at no individual costs to the professor. The AALS website has a full list of law schools whose faculty members can take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the Annual Meeting.

To assist blog readers who will be attending the AALS Annual Meeting, we'll post lists (we're calling them "dance cards") of international and comparative law panels and events. We hope you find it helpful.


AALS 2022 Annual Meeting

Comparative Law Dance Card

January 5-9, 2022 (Online)

All times are Eastern Standard Time


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EST).  Comparative Law, Co‐Sponsored by East Asian Law & Society, International Human Rights, and Law, Medicine and Health Care, Did Democracy Stumble? Pandemic Lessons from Around the Globe

By the end of 2021, COVID-19 would have been with us for almost two years. While the pandemic may be under control at that point, legislative and policy recommendations are also needed for the long “build-back’ of a better post COVID world. How have legal and political systems responded to ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic to democracy, human rights, and rule of law? What best practices can be gleaned from a comparative perspective on how governmental authorities have responded in the face of a public health crisis?

  • Margaret Y. Woo (Northeastern University School of Law), Moderator
  • Surabhi Chopra (The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law)
  • Pedro Villarreal (Max Planck Institute)
  • Hoi L. Kong
  • Patricia Popelier (University of Antwerp (UFSIA) Faculty of Law)
  • Mark E. Wojcik (University of Illinois Chicago School of Law)

3:10 – 4:25 p.m. (EST).  Comparative Law, Works in Progress on Comparative Law

  • Yang Yu (Shanghai University of International Business and Economics), Works-in-Progress Presenter
  • Peter K. Yu (Texas A&M University School of Law), Works-in-Progress Presenter
  • Lecia Vicente (Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center), Works-in-Progress Presenter
  • Jorge L. Contreras (University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law), Works-in-Progress Presenter
  • Davide Zoppolato (gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development), Works-in-Progress Presenter
  • Margaret Y. Woo (Northeastern University School of Law), Commentator
  • Erin F. Delaney (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law), Commentator
  • Irene Calboli (Texas A&M University School of Law), Commentator


Thursday, January 6, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EST).  Law in the Americas, Co‐Sponsored by Comparative Law, International and Comparative Legal Research

This program will provide attendees with research strategies and tools for international and comparative legal research, with a special focus on law in the Americas and the Caribbean.

  • Lauren Fielder (The University of Texas School of Law) Moderator
  • Mark E. Wojcik (University of Illinois Chicago School of Law)
  • Barbara Bavis (Law Library of Congress)
  • Peter Roudik (Library of Congress)
  • Gustavo Guerra (Law Library of Congress)
  • Eduardo Soares Law Library of Congress)
  • Katharina Boele-Woelki (Bucerius Law School, Germany)

3:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. (EST). Legal History, Co‐Sponsored by Comparative Law, Using Historical Context Across the Law School Curriculum in Response to January 6th, 2021

Exactly one year ago on January 6th, 2021, the United States experienced a presidential transition that was not peaceful. How can law school professors help the next generation's guardians of justice and the rule of law to become aware of the fragility of those ideals? This panel gives examples from courses in Criminal Law, Business Associations, Corporate Tax, Property, Civil Procedure, and Professional Responsibility of past attempts to threaten the institutions that form the bulwark of our legal system and those elsewhere and of past efforts to neutralize those threats.

  • Tahirih V. Lee (Florida State University College of Law) Moderator
  • Jacqueline E. Ross (University of Illinois College of Law)
  • Ellen L. Yee (Drake University Law School)
  • Steven A. Bank (University of California, Los Angeles School of Law)
  • Mary Szto (Syracuse University College of Law)


Friday, January 7, 2022

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST). Comparative Law Section Networking Session.

Take a break from formal programming and join your colleagues from the Section on Comparative Law for informal conversation.

  • Margaret Y. Woo (Northeastern University School of Law), Outgoing Comparative Law Section Chair
  • Mark E. Wojcik (University of Illinois Chicago School of Law), Incoming Comparative Law Section Chair

Sunday, January 9, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EST). Real Estate Transactions Co‐Sponsored by Comparative Law, International Real Estate

“Finance without Law: China’s Extralegal Overseas Debt Market” - new scholarship related to the Evergrande situation, and practical perspectives on cross-border real estate transactions in the European Union.


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