Law into the Future : Perspectives from Asia (15th ASLI conference)

Call for Papers for the 15th ASLI Conference

Dear colleagues,

Greetings from the Asian Law Institute Secretariat

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 15th ASLI Conference to be held in Seoul, South Korea next year.

Here is the link to the conference website which has more information, including a welcome message:

A call for papers has been sent via email to our mailing list.  A copy of the call for papers is attached below.  Please feel free to forward the call for papers to whomever you think may be interested in the ASLI conference and encourage colleagues to attend, either to present a paper or to meet up with other Asian law scholars.

The ASLI Open Forum will be held during the lunch hour of the conference on Thursday, 10 May 2018. We would like to invite all participants (both ASLI Members and Non-Members) to join us. You can share your ideas and get updates on ASLI at the forum.

I look forward to meeting all of you in May 2018.

Best regards,

Gary F. Bell

Director of ASLI

ASLI conference banner



We are pleased to announce that the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and Seoul National University School of Law will host the 15th ASLI Conference in Seoul on 10 and 11 May 2018.  We look forward to welcoming you, and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference.

The 15th ASLI Conference 2018

The purpose of the annual conference is to bring together scholars of Asian law from within and outside Asia to interact, share ideas and build collegial networks which may facilitate dialogue and research collaborations. We hope that the research forum will be widely used to bring together collaborators in various projects.  Presenters and non-presenters are encouraged to connect with fellow academics before the conference and to start thinking about potential research projects.

The conference format remains broadly the same as in previous years: there will be five rounds of five parallel sessions over two days. The broad theme of the 2018 conference is Law into the Future: Perspectives from Asia.

Under the conference theme, we will, as far as possible, group papers within broad subject areas, and will form panels on this basis. Examples of subject areas in previous conferences include Human Rights, Children and Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Legal Pluralism, Religious Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Women and Law, Maritime Law, Corporate Law and Governance, International Business Law, Labour and Employment Law, Law and Economics, WTO Law and Law and Society.

However, we welcome papers on all topics, and the ‘Miscellaneous’ category means that it is not necessary for a paper to fit within any specific subject area to be accepted.

There will be four to five papers per panel to give presenters and discussants adequate time for fruitful engagement. In preparing abstracts of their proposed papers, we encourage prospective participants to engage with Asian Law and address the conference theme. In addition to the general call for individual papers, we also encourage individuals to organize their own panels by coordinating with colleagues, preferably from other ASLI institutions. This will allow for the panels to be more cohesive and will also foster greater collaboration between academics, which is one of the key aims of ASLI. 

 Please visit our conference web site at for details selection criteria, guidelines for abstract or paper submissions and other related conference information.

Click here for online submission of individual.

Click here for online submission of panels.

The website, which will be updated periodically with the latest information on tentative panel sessions and programme schedule, also contains information on recommended conference hotels.

We regret that no subsidies are available for expenditures such as air flights, hotel charges and conference fees. A detailed and finalized programme (speaker panels, etc.) will be made available to all registered participants nearer the date of the conference.

We would very much appreciate your help in bringing this conference to the attention of your faculty/law school colleagues, as well as to anyone whom you think might be interested in attending, whether as a paper presenter or otherwise.

For enquiries regarding the conference, please contact the ASLI Secretariat at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Seoul, South Korea in May 2018.

Yours sincerely

The ASLI Secretariat


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