Georgetown Law Becomes New Host of The American Journal of Comparative Law

February 10, 2014 —

Dean William M. Treanor is pleased to announce that Georgetown University Law Center is the new host school of The American Journal of Comparative Law, in partnership with the McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, and the American Society of Comparative Law. 

“Georgetown Law is a leader in global legal education,” said Treanor. “Hosting this highly respected journal on our campus will complement our already robust array of offerings — including clinics, seminars, courses and internships — that give our students an opportunity to focus on international law.” 

Professor James V. Feinerman, Associate Dean for Transnational Programs at Georgetown Law, and Georgetown Law Professor Franz Werro are co-editors-in-chief, along with McGill Professor Helge Dedek. Feinerman and Werro said in this era of globalization, they hope their work with the journal will promote a better understanding of the cultural differences that characterize laws around the world.

"Georgetown is pleased to augment its long and continuing tradition of teaching and research in comparative and foreign law by assuming the co-editorship of the leading English-language journal in the field of comparative law," said Feinerman.

"The AJCL is the U.S. legal journal that enjoys most recognition beyond the Common Law world,” said Werro. “We are excited that the name of Georgetown is now associated with this wonderful journal.”

Founded in 1952 at the University of Michigan, The American Journal of Comparative Law is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing scholarship in the study of differences and similarities between legal systems, traditions and cultures. The journal has received submissions from authors in more than forty countries, representing all regions and legal cultures, and has subscribers in more than eighty countries. 

The American Society of Comparative Law, which publishes the journal, is an organization of institutional and individual members devoted to studying and researching foreign and comparative law, as well as private international law.

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