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ALSA 2023

Registration for ALSA 2023 is now open!

Deadline extended: 06 October 2023 

To register, please click here.  

ALSA 2023 will be held on 15-16 December 2023 at Sunway University, Malaysia. The theme will be, "Law, Life and Sustainability." The Junior Scholars' Workshop will be held on 14 December 2023. 

ALSA 2023 Conference Travel Grant

This year, ALSA will offer a limited number of travel grants for junior scholars to attend ALSA's annual conference and give presentations. The amount of each travel grant is $500 USD. 

Junior scholars are doctoral students in the late stages of their education, research or postdoctoral fellows who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than 1 May 2020, and faculty members in the first three years of their academic careers. If an applicant has a career break due to the pandemic or family obligations, the committee will review eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must be ALSA members by the time of the application. Priorities will be given to scholars and students from countries and regions in the Special Membership category, as well as postgraduate students without funding support and scholars without full-time employment. Other applicants will be selected by lottery to ensure fairness.

To apply for the ALSA 2023 Conference Travel Grant, please send an email to ALSA Vice Executive Officer, Jonathan Liljeblad at, stating your name, ALSA 2023 presentation title, your institutional affiliation (if any), and status (e.g. PhD student, postgraduate student without funding, scholar without full-time employment). Please confirm your ALSA membership category as well.

Recipients for ALSA 2023 Conference Travel Grant

ALSA 2023 Program Committee

Co-chairs: Arm Tungnirun (Chulalongkorn University) and Wen-Chen Chang (National Taiwan University)

Members: Ayako Hirata (Tokyo University), Denis de Castro Halis (UNESA, Rio de Janeiro), Farah Nini Binti Dusuki (University of Malaya), Herlambang Wiratraman (Gadjah Mada University), Nafay Choudhury (Oxford University), Patricia Goedde (Sungkyunkwan University), Paul Linus Andrews (Sunway University), Swethaa Ballakrishnen (University of California, Irvine), Takayuki Il (Senshu University), Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser University) and Thaatchaayini Kananatu (Monash University, Malaysia)

Junior Scholars' Workshop Sub-committee

Tamir Moustafa (chair), Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Thaatchaayini Kananatu

Previous Meetings

ALSA 2022

ALSA 2022 was held on 9-10 December 2022 at the University of Law, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. The theme was "Globalization, Technology, and Uncertainty." The Program Committee was co-chaired by Professor Kay-Wah Chan and Professor Carol Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) 


ALSA 2021

ALSA 2021 was held virtually on 17-18 September 2021 by the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The theme was "Law, Crisis, and Revival". The chair of ALSA 2021 was Professor Arm Tungnirun (Chulalongkorn University). 


*** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALSA 2020 was postponed to 2021.

ALSA 2019

ALSA 2018

ALSA 2019 was held on 12-15 December 2019 at Osaka University. The theme was "Expanding Asia: Changing Law and Social Justice". The co-chairs of ALSA2019 were Professor Kota Fukui (Osaka University) and Yuka Kaneko (Kobe University). 

ALSA 2018 was held on 29 November - 1 December 2018 at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. The theme was "Law in the Asian Century". 

The chair of the ALSA2018 organising committee was Leon Wolff (Queensland University of Technology). 


ALSA 2017

ALSA 2016

ALSA 2017 was held at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan on 15-16 December 2017. The theme was "Equality, Social Justice and Law: New Challenges of the Transforming Asia". The organising committee was chaired by Chih-Chieh ("Carol") Lin.  

ALSA2016 was held on 23-24 September 2016 at National University of Singapore (NUS). The theme was "Law and Society in Asia: Defining and Advancing the Field". 

The conference organizing committee was led by Lynette Chua and supported by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, NUS.