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Albert Joins Comparative Law Journal as Book Reviews Editor

BC Law Professor Richard Albert has been invited to join the editorial board of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Comparative Law (AJCL) as Book Reviews Editor.

The AJCL is the leading English-language scholarly journal for the study of comparative law. It was founded in 1952 at the University of Michigan Law School, and currently has subscribers in more than 80 countries around the globe.

Albert will be one of two book review editors, joining Paul Dubinsky from Wayne State University Law School. The AJCL editorial board is headed by three co-editors-in-chief: Helge Dedek, Professor and Director, Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University; James Feinerman, Associate Dean for Transnational Programs, Co-Director, Georgetown Law Asia, and James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies; and Franz Werro, Professor of Law, Georgetown University & Fribourg, Switzerland.

“In recent years, Richard has established himself as one of the leading voices of a new generation of scholars in the discourse of comparative legal studies,” said Dedek. “His excellent knowledge of the field and of the international publishing scene, together with an educational background that combines experiences in North America and Europe, make him the perfect candidate for strengthening the book review department of a journal that is literally read all over the world.”

“I believe deeply in the value of books in our profession,” said Albert, “and of the importance of book reviews in particular. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work with leading scholars to highlight new scholarship in comparative law.”

Albert will work with scholars to review new books in all fields of comparative law and will edit unsolicited reviews of books for publication in the AJCL. The journal publishes four issues per year.

More at the American Journal of Comparative Law website

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