Francisco de Elizalde

Contracts and Property Law

I believe comparative law is an incredible asset. Law forms part of a country’s culture and also the culture of regions around the world that share similar history and values. Students show an intuitive approach to law that is often dependent on their cultural backgrounds. I remember the reaction of an English year one LLB student when I explained an aspect of that legal system. They said, “Oh, that solution is so English.”

This is very interesting for discussions in class. It helps to understand the richness of the law in a broader context and justifies the use of comparative law as a realistic approach to law in a global context. This allows you to identify a common core between jurisdictions, while respecting peculiarities.