Event Date: 

02/2/18 to 02/3/18

Location name: 

New York City


The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL)

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth workshop on comparative business and financial law to be held on February 2-3, 2018 at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, commercial law, economics, finance, and securities.

Up to fifteen papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation at the workshop pursuant to this Call for Papers. The workshop audience will include invited young scholars, faculty from Fordham University and other New York area schools, and invited guests.

Submissions will only be accepted from scholars who have held a full-time academic appointment for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2018. Submission Instructions To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 1000 words by 5:00 P.M. EST,

October 20, 2017, to the following address: Please title the email “YCC Business Law Workshop – [Name]” and attach a file named “FirstName.LastName.ASCLworkshop.” Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the workshop. Abstracts should include a cover page with the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar as defined above.

Scholars may make only one submission. Both individual and co-authored submissions will be accepted. For co-authored submissions, at least one author must qualify as an eligible younger comparativist.


Invitees will be selected via a blind review by the workshop program committee. Authors of the submissions selected for the workshop will be notified no later than November 12, 2017 . There is no cost to register for the workshop but participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel, lodging and other incidental expenses. A limited number of $200 travel stipends may be awarded to scholars from ASCL member schools who demonstrate financial need. If you would like to be considered for a travel stipend, please make that request in your submission.

Final papers for the workshop will be due no later than January 12, 2018.

Acknowledgements and Questions

The YCC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Fordham University School of Law and the Fordham Corporate Law Center. Please direct all inquiries to Professor Martin Gelter, Chair of the Program Committee, by email at or telephone at 646-312-8752.

Please feel free to share this Call for Papers with any colleagues who may be interested.