Comparative Legal Studies

Comparative law features in the research of most Centre members.

Professor Pip Nicholson is the Director of this program.

Comparative Law Seminar Series

In 2004, the Centre launched its Comparative Law Seminar Series. This is a major series that brings specialists in comparative law to Melbourne to speak on current issues in comparative law and socio-legal theory, focusing on its application to Asia. This reflects the importance of these methodologies for the work of the Asian Law Centre, where all members and research assistants deal with comparative law on a daily basis and are deeply engaged with the theoretical implications this presents for their work.

The series culminated in the publication of Pip Nicholson and Sarah Biddulph (eds) Examining Practice, Interrogating Theory: Comparative Legal Studies in Asia, Brill, Leiden, 2008.