Call For Papers / Participation

The Call for Papers is closed.

Important Deadlines
Submission of Abstract
7 January 2011
Authors will be notified 15 working days after the deadline on the status of their submission
Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment
25 February 2011
Submission of Completed Paper
1 April 2011
Closing date for Registration and Payment
1 April 2011
26 to 27 May 2011, Thursday & Friday

Guidelines for Abstract Submission for Parallel Panels & Poster Session
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the parallel sessions is 7 January 2011. Please submit abstracts online or via the email to or via fax to (65) 6779 0979 (Attention: ASLI Secretariat)
You can expect to be notified online or via email once your abstract has been received for consideration. If your abstract is accepted, you will be informed by email within two weeks of the deadline. Please maintain a functional email address at all times.
Upon acceptance of abstracts, full papers must be submitted by 1 April 2011 for the parallel sessions, & poster session.
Please note that there will be about 120 slots for individual paper presentation and about 25 slots for posters. Selection will be on a competitive basis.
The organisers reserve the right to make changes to panel allocations.
Please submit only one abstract. Multiple submissions by the same author will not be entertained.
IMPORTANT: Early submission is encouraged.

Guidelines for Paper Submission
(applicable to presenters whose abstracts have been accepted for the parallel & poster sessions)
Author’s Title & Name, University/Organization, Paper Title and Email Address to be stated clearly on the cover page of the paper. Please click here for the template cover page.
Download template cover page.
Length - No more than 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Please adhere strictly to this requirement.
Font - Size 12, Times New Roman
Single spacing of text throughout
Microsoft Word Document Format
Papers to be sent to by 1 April 2011 at the latest.
We urge that you adhere to the submission deadline so as to facilitate your paper being made available at the conference (see below).

Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Parallel Sessions
(applicable to presenters whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation)
The language of presentation is English. Each speaker will be allocated a maximum of 15 minutes to present their papers at the conference. The presentation venues are equipped with a computer and LCD projector. Speakers who wish to use Powerpoint slides to present their papers should save their slides onto a USB drive or CD for this purpose.

Guidelines for the Poster Session
(applicable to presenters whose abstracts have been accepted for the Poster Session)
Presenters selected for the Poster Session will be provided a display board space. All posters are required to be mounted at the display boards on the morning of Day One of the conference and the poster will remain on the board for two days. They would have to be removed from 4.00pm on Day Two. Posters should be done in a compact form or spreading over a maximum of six A4 sheets. Text should be brief, in bullet points and clearly readable from a distance of 4 to 5 feet away. Picture and graphics should also be visible from the same distance. The following are key elements that should be included in the posters:
  1. Title, name of the author(s), affiliation
  2. Brief overview of the research paper
  3. Brief literature review (optional)
  4. Key facts, analysis and arguments pertaining to the research question
  5. Author’s conclusion and points of discussion

Please click here for some sample pictures of past poster sessions.

The poster session will take place between 1.15pm to 2.15pm on Day Two. Presenters are expected to be available at their individual display section to answer questions or engage in informal discussion on their poster content.

Distribution of Papers at Conference
(applicable to presenters whose abstracts have been accepted)

Please note that prior to the conference; the organizers will put the papers on a USB thumb drive. A USB thumb drive will be made available to each delegate. Hard copies of individual papers will also be made available to the audience at the venue where each paper is presented. Neither the USB thumb drive nor the hard copies of individual papers will constitute publication; papers will not thereafter be published by the conference organizers nor made available to individuals or libraries.

Presenters will retain copyright in their papers and will be free to submit them for publication elsewhere. No papers may be cited without prior permission from the authors.

Publication of Selected Papers

Selected papers from the subthemes may be considered for publication in special issues of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law. Papers will be selected by the editorial teams of the journals and will undergo the usual referreeing process. Neither the conference organizers nor ASLI will be involved in the paper selection process.

Participants who wish to have their papers considered for publication will have to provide the final manuscript (not more than 10,000 words total) to the journal editors by 30 June 2011. This will give contributors one month to incorporate feedback on their papers from their presentations at the conference.

Please refer to the website for more information:

Asian Journal of Comparative Law :

Organised by:
Faculty of Law, Kyushu University