Collaborative Research Networks

  • Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs) are to facilitate international research collaboration in the field of law. A CRN Coordinator will coordinate CRNs.

    WLA is accepting proposals for creating a new Collaborative Research Network.

    WLA Collaborative Research Committee

    The collaborative research by members from various countries will be undertaken on the subject areas to identify the commonalities of legal principles and provisions towards the process of universalization of jurisdictions among different countries. WLA Collaborative Research Committee will initiate the collaborative research in selective subject areas from each country to identify the assigned legal provisions which may be characterized as commonality and as part of internationalization of legal process and principles.

    Research group can be created in any of the below listed areas.

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
    • Banking Law
    • Bankruptcy Law
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Environment, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Family Law
    • Federal Litigation
    • Government Contracts
    • Health Law
    • Immigration Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • International Law
    • Labor & Employment Law
    • Section on Taxation
    • Securities Law
    • Social Security Law
    • State & Local Government Relations
    • Transportation & Transportation Security Law
    • Veterans & Military Law
  • Expression of Interest in a Particular CRN

    If you wish to participate actively in one of the CRNs you should identify yourself by sending an email at In the email message describe your research interest and how it might fit in the subject of the CRN.

    Application to establish a New CRN

    If you are interested in submitting an application to establish a new CRN, you should send your request directly to the CRCommittee. Applications will be reviewed by the Coordinator and the CRN Advisory Committee.