The American Society for Comparative Law, with co-organizers Jacqueline Ross of the University of Illinois College of Law, Jacques deLisle of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Kim Lane Scheppele of UCHV/WWS/ Sociology at Princeton, will hold its annual Works in Progress Workshop on 23-24 February 2018. This year, the workshop is held at Princeton University, where it is cosponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. Seven papers have been selected from an international competition and they will be workshopped in dialogue between the authors and knowledgeable commentators with audience participation. Topics range from symbolic uses of law in China, stealth constitutionalism in Malaysia, emergency law in Europe, social rights in the face of austerity, the philosophical foundations of free speech law in France and the US, the intersection of microfinance programs and family law in Bangladesh and anti-anti-Orientalism.
Princeton faculty, fellows and graduate students are welcome to attend, but must read the papers in advance in order to be able to participate. Please email Laurie Skoroda at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the link to the workshop papers.