Seventh ESCLH Biennial Conference, 21 – 23 June 2023, University of Augsburg, Germany



The Organising Committee and the Executive Council of the European Society for Comparative Legal History are pleased to announce that the Society’s Seventh Biennial Conference will be held from 21 to 23 June 2023 at the University of Augsburg, Germany. A conference in 2023 will be a change to the Society's normal timing. The biennial conferences began in Valencia (2010), followed by Amsterdam (2012), Macerata (2014), Gdańsk (2016), Paris (2018), and most recently, after a delay caused by Covid, Lisboa (2022). However, not only does that mean the society did not have a conference for four years, Covid has also moved some other large international conferences now to even-numbered years. To avoid collision with these other conferences, the ESCHL conferences will after 2023 continue at two-year intervals moving them to uneven-numbered years. We have an exciting line of papers being presented, and all are welcome to take part in the discussion.

European Society for Comparative Legal History

Conference Programme

The Organizing Committee is pleased to publish the provisional conference programme. Everyone who has applied to present a paper at the conference should have received an email in December 2022, accepting or declining the paper. If you have not, then please contact the conference organizers. Please click the link below to download the programme. The conference will be preceded by a PhD workshop (see below). The programme will be updated on a regular basis. The conference will be held in the faculty building of the Faculty of Law of the University of Augsburg.

Register for the Conference

The registration for the conference has closed on 21 May 2023. Everybody who has registered, should have received an automatic confirmation. If you have not received a confirmation, please contact the organizer of the conference. The invoices for the conference fee will be sent out in due course. If you still want to register, please contact the organizer of the conference.

Become a Member

Those participants who are not members of the ESCLH for a minimum of two years have to pay the conference fee of 150 Euros. If you want to become a member of the ESCLH, please follow the link below for the instructions of how to pay your membership fee of 50 Euros per year (25 Euros for PhD candidates) and then send an email to the ESCLH's treasurer ( with your name, institutional affiliation and postal address, preferably along with the confirmation of the bank transfer of your membership fee.

The Modern Campus of the University of Augsburg

Straßenbahnhaltestelle Universität
© Universität Augsburg
Die Teilbilbiothek Jura in sommerlicher Atmosphäre; davor eine Blumenwiese.
© Universität Augsburg
© Universität Augsburg
Abendstimmung Fakultät
© Universität Augsburg
© Universität Augsburg
Brunnen im Winter mit Jura-Gebäude mit Schnee
Brunnen von Erika Berckhemer (Kunst am Bau) zwischen Juristischer und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Fakultät © Universität Augsburg
Gebäude der Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik mit Kunstwerk "Trojanisches Pferd"
© Universität Augsburg
Gebäude der WiWi-Fakultät mit Brunnen
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Gruppe von Studierenden am Unisee
© Andreas Brücklmaier
Uni-See mit Kunst- und Musikgebäude Frühling
© Universität Augsburg
Flying Man
"Flying Man" im Eingangsbereich der Juristischen Fakultät © Universität Augsburg
Blick in Hörsaal der Juristischen Fakultät
© Universität Augsburg

PhD Workshop

The conference programme will start in the afternoon of 21 June 2023. It will be preceded by a workshop in the morning of the same day. The workshop will be open to PhD candidates working in comparative legal history. The workshop's programme is included in the conference programme as published above. If you are interested in participating in the workshop please send an email to including a short CV. The deadline is 15 February 2023. The number of places is limited. There is no extra charge for the workshop, if you participate in the conference.


Augsburg offers a great range of hotels. There are hotels for every budget. It is each participant's own responsibility to book, and pay for, their accomodation themselves. However, the Organising Committee has arranged with Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH special rates for a number of hotels. These hotels are bookable via Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH, and it is possible to book them until (depending on the hotel) 21 April/May 2023. Please use the link below to book a hotel. And please be aware that during the summer season, booking early is recommended.

Transfer to Augsburg

Most participants will fly into Munich Airport. The easiest way to travel from Munich Airport to Augsburg is by train. Connections can be found on There are a number of connections to Augsburg each hour. You first have to take the S-Bahn into Munich (Pasing or Central Station) and then a train to Augsburg Central Station. You cannot buy tickets on the train: the easiest is to buy tickets over the internet, via the app of the German Bahn or at a vending machines in the airport terminal.

We thank our sponsors who make this event possible:

C.H. Beck
Duncker & Humblot
Erich Schmidt Verlag
LIT Verlag

The Historic City of Augsburg

Augsburger Rathaus
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Blick auf das Maximilianmuseum
(Das Maximilianmuseum)
Rathaus Augsburg, Blick auf St. Ulrich und Afra
© Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
Augsburg Stadt - Blick von oben auf Maxstraße und St. Ulrich
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Vogelperspektive auf Augsburger Rathaus und Innenstadt
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Maximilianstrasse mit Alpenpanorama
© Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
Maximilianstrasse mit Herkulesbrunnen
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Rathaus von unten mit Augustusbrunnen
© Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
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