Prof. Albert Elected to Chair Section of Comparative Law

Newly arrived Prof. Richard Albert received some welcome news during the American Association of Law Schools’ annual meetings in San Diego during the first week of January: Prof. Albert was elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Section on Comparative Law, effective immediately. He becomes Chair in January 2019.

The Section on Comparative Law provides a forum for discussion of problems in the comparison of laws which are of concern to the comparatists as a profession, and brings to the attention of members of the AALS the experience of other countries with matters of current concern to American professors of law. Prof. Albert is an internationally recognized expert in this area of law and has been invited to advise governments and international organizations on constitutional amendment and reform in democratic and democratizing countries.

Prof. Albert also sits on the Governing Council of the International Society of Public Law, holds an elected membership in the International Academy of Comparative Law, and has served on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law. He is or has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Sections on Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Law and South Asian Studies, and Scholarship in the AALS.