Kim Lane Scheppele is one of five Americans recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a group of...
Kim Lane Scheppele is one of five Americans recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a group of scholars whose primary objective is the comparative study of legal systems. Scheppele is director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values. Her research focuses on comparative constitutional law and its intersection with international law, and she has gained wide recognition for her work on constitutional law in the transitions in post-communist Europe and for her work on the creation and spread of global security law after 9/11.
The International Academy of Comparative Law was founded at The Hague on 13 September 1924. The leading international academic association recognizing scholarship on comparative legal systems, the Academy sponsors seminars, publications and quadrennial conferences on comparative law, held at cities throughout the world. The next congress will be in Vienna in 2014.
For more information on the Academy, please visit http://www.iuscomparatum.org/141_p_1551/history.html.