The 19th ASLI Annual Conference 2022



 We are pleased to announce that the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and The University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics will host the 19th ASLI Annual Conference (Virtual) on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2022.


We look forward to welcoming you and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference.


The 19th ASLI Annual Conference 2022

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 this 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.


Even though it will be held virtually this year, the conference format remains broadly the same as in previous years: there will be numerous parallel sessions over two days. The broad theme of the 2022 conference is ‘Sustainable Development and Law in Asia’.


Under the conference theme, we will, as far as possible, group papers within broad subject areas, and will form panels on this basis. The broad subject areas will include: Banking and Finance; Bankruptcy; Children and Law; Competition Law; Constitutional and Administrative Law; Corporate Law & Governance; Criminal Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Human Rights; Information Technology Law; International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution; International Business Law; International Investment Law; International Law; Intellectual Property Rights; International Regulation of Trade; Labor & Employment Law; Law & Economic Development; Law and Religion; Law & Society; Legal Education; Legal Pluralism; Maritime Law; Migration; Miscellaneous; Private International Law; Private Law; Tax Law; and Women & Law.


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.


Deadline for submission of abstracts is on 24 January 2022, Monday.


Please see our conference web site and call for papers at for details on selection criteria, guidelines for abstract or paper submissions and other conference-related information.


A detailed and finalized programme (speaker panels, etc.) will be made available to all registered participants nearer the date of the conference.


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