Professor Kenneth Gallant of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law has been elected an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
The academy was founded at The Hague on Sept. 13, 1924, in the wake of World War I and is the leading international society dedicated to the study of comparative law and conflict of laws.
Gallant has made several international presentations and most recently served as co-chair of the 2013 Annual Meeting for the American Society of Comparative Law along with Sarah Howard Jenkins, the Baum Distinguished Professor at UALR Bowen School of Law.
Gallant teaches Criminal Law, International Law, and Conflict of Laws and has published extensively in the area of international law. Among his most recent works are The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law.
“The Arkansas and American economies have become internationalized, so it is important for Bowen to be able to help Arkansas lawyers to deal with issues of transnational law and foreign conflicts of laws,” Gallant said.
“It is an honor to be elected to such a prestigious academy and have a chance to make a contribution to the field of comparative law. I look forward to working with, and learning from, the other academy members.”
Every four years, the academy hosts an International Congress of Comparative Law to examine issues facing all legal systems. Its role is to foster research in comparative law throughout the world and examine legal education, legal reform, and how laws affect diverse citizens.
“Professor Gallant is a tremendous asset to this law school,” said Dean Michael Schwartz. “His election to the IACL is a great honor and speaks to his exemplary contributions to the field of comparative law. We are fortunate to count him among our colleagues.”