Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law

October 26, 2017 – October 28, 2017 all-day
American University Washington College of Law

Comparative law, Faith and Religion:  The Role of Faith in Law. Examples of  topics that the conference could address are historical or modern day attitudes that result in having faith in a legal tradition or developing religious attitudes towards secular texts such as the U.S. constitution;  a comparison of secular faith with religious faith in a legal system, perhaps looking at the history and development of western democracies;  the role of Christianity in development of common and/or civil law traditions; comparative approaches to legal ethics and the influence of religion on development and implementation of ethical rules for lawyers and judges; and Islamic visions of dispute settlement and the role of Islamic law in modern day commercial arbitration.  Panel proposals should be submitted by June 1, 2017. Submissions focused on Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and any other region or subregion that includes developing countries are encouraged, as is interdisciplinary work.