Asian Association of Law Professors

The association is a consortium of institutions and professors from around the world connected with Asia.

Background 

It can be easily agreed upon by everyone that in today’s world, law schools alone cannot foster growth individually. There is a dire need for greater interaction and facilitation among law schools around the world. The proposed association is aimed at developing greater partnership and deeper relations between the law schools in South Asia in particular and Asia in general. This association is expected to work towards significant development of legal scholarship and greater interaction of legal scholars with growing working partnership. Trans-Himalayan region is home to diverse and culturally connected polity, civilizations and legal systems. It is also a home to best law schools around the world. The interaction and communication between legal institutions is very weak, however, South Asia needs to be integrated much deeper and thus this association aims to be a central point for law schools, scholars and academicians to come together for collaborating collectively and learning from each other with sense of interdependence. It is a right time therefore, to propose the idea of Asian Association of Law Professors (AALP) as it is an idea for not only legal education but it is about justice education preferably through social justice education. Law schools have responsibility to protect and foster democracy, rule of law, good governance and human rights to all. It is also essential to revitalize principles and values of international laws developed by Asian civilizations. The AALP is an idea proposed by Prof. (Dr.) Yubaraj Sangroula, Former Attorney General of Nepal and Current Executive Director of Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal which will host the 1st International Conference at Kathmandu on 9th and 10th July 2019 where it is proposed that the participating institutions and professors will come together and formally establish AALP.

1st AALP International Conference Kathmandu, Nepal 9th - 10th July, 2019