International and Comparative Law & Courts Collaborative

  • Comparative and international law and courts scholarship is a relatively recent addition to the public law subfield, and its growing prominence has highlighted the dynamic interactions of international and domestic legal spaces and emphasized the complex relationships of law and political systems across the world. Yet, scholars in these areas are often isolated from each other, in part due to the international scope of where these research communities reside and the wide range of journals within which their scholarship can be found. This isolation is problematic in that it can be difficult to locate and connect with scholars who share similar interests, to build collaborative research projects and co-authorships, to identify possible research and career opportunities, to form networks of mentorship and sponsorship for junior scholars and graduate students, and to locate appropriate referees for manuscript submissions. 

    To remedy this, we developed the International and Comparative Law & Courts Collaborative, a research community where scholars studying law and courts around the world can interact. This network offers a platform to coordinate junior and senior scholars from around the world to engage in collaboration, mentorship, networking, and research feedback.

    It welcomes scholars who study international law and courts, public law, judicial politics, legal history, indigenous law, transitional justice, comparative courts, transnational courts, legal systems, the rule of law, constitutional law and development, and criminal justice systems, among others. As such, we define the study of law and courts broadly so as to offer an inclusive space for all scholars across disciplines.

    We also hope that this space will help graduate students and prospective graduate students to identify potential research agendas and mentors to pursue their research and career interests.

    If you, or someone you know, may be interested in joining this group or would like more information, please contact Dr. Rebecca A Reid at There are no membership dues or fees.

    Join our listserv for events, conferences, job announcements, and more.

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