McGill to host American Journal of Comparative Law


Professor Helge Dedek

The Faculty of Law of McGill University is delighted to announce that starting January 2014, it will host The American Journal of Comparative Law, in partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Helge Dedek, who is Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill, has been named co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, together with two colleagues in Washington D.C.

“This is a fantastic indication of the high regard for McGill in the global comparative law circles,” said Dean Daniel Jutras. “We are seen as a leading and uniquely innovative centre in this field: in 2012, the American Society for Comparative Law elected our colleague Patrick Glenn as its president, and now it has placed the future of their prized Journal in the hands of another McGill Professor – our colleague Helge Dedek.”

Professor Dedek will be working closely with Professors James Feinerman and Franz Werro at Georgetown University Law Center. “I’m thrilled about this unique opportunity, and I’m very grateful that Dean Jutras supported the idea to bring the Journal to McGill from the get-go,” said Professor Dedek. “Editing the Journal will be another chance for McGill to significantly contribute to the intellectual landscape of comparative law, a field that is at the heart of our mission.”

Founded in 1952, The American Journal of Comparative Law is devoted to the publication of research on comparative law, the study of differences and similarities between legal systems, traditions, and cultures. It is a highly respected peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles submitted from all over the world. The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is an organization of institutional and individual members devoted to the study and research on foreign and comparative law as well as private international law.