The latest issue of the “European Journal of Private Law” reports on the establishment in September 2010 of the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD)
Conference Report: The First Conference of the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD) on “The New Frontiers of Comparative Law” held in Milano
15 European Review of Private Law 687 (2011)
From the article:
Founded by several distinguised Italian scholars, among them to cite a few, Rodolfo Sacco, Antonio Gambaro, Guido Alpa, Giovanni Conso, Michele Graziadei, Alessandro Pizzorusso and Gustavo Zagrebelsky, SIRD now counts more than 200 members.
The role of comparative law in Italian universities is remarkable: Italian universities are the home of around 200 chairs in comparative law, and the subject is compulsory in every law degree programme.
Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato
Italian Society for the Study of Comparative Law