Skip to main content

Albert Elected Associate Member of IACL

2014 news archive


Newton, MA – BC Assistant Law professor Richard Albert has been elected as an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL).

Albert specializes in both constitutional law and comparative constitutional law at Boston College.  He holds degrees from Yale, Oxford, and Harvard.  Before joining the BC Law faculty, Professor Albert represented Fortune 500 companies as a corporate attorney at the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and served as a clerk to the Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court.

Albert is a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Council for Democracy and a Distinguished Academic Associate at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff Law School in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the following Sections of the Association of American Law Schools: Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, and Law & South Asian Studies. He also serves as Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law.

IACL, an organization of scholars for β€œthe comparative study of legal systems,” was founded September 13, 1924 at The Hague. Associate Members are elected by the eighty Titular Members of IACL, and the organization contains groups that are established according to membership of the legal systems of the world: latin group, common law countries, Northern and Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle- East/Africa, and Asia.  The Academy has also created national committees that represent the foundation in more than fifty countries.

Every four years, the Academy convenes an International Congress of Comparative Law, where they review and research current problems facing all legal systems. IACL also publishes their general report and the national reports on the main subjects presented during the recent congresses.