Thompson Rivers University law professor, Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong has been elected an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
The International Academy of Comparative Law is made up of preeminent legal scholars whose principal aim is “the comparative study of legal systems.” Professor Oppong was elected in recognition of his scholarship in the field of comparative legal systems, particularly in the area of Commonwealth African legal systems and international private law.
Professor Oppong has published extensively in the area of comparative law. His forthcoming work, Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa won the 2013 American Society of International Law Prize in Private International Law.
The International Academy of Comparative Law is based in Hague and has 80 Titular Members, who elect other Titular Members and all Associate Members. Membership stands at approximately 689 and 25 of them are from Canada.
Next up for Professor Oppong is to attend the Academy’s 19th International Congress of Comparative Law, which will take place July 20 to 27, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.