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Bart Wauters


Bart Wauters


Assistant Professor, IE Law School


Law and Humanities

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Professor Wauters lectures on European Legal History and Legal Thought at IE University since 2011. His research activities focus on the history of the concept of property, the history of legal theory and the history of Church-State relationships. His most recent book (in co-authorship with Marco de Benito) appeared in 2017: The History of Law in Europe: an Introduction (Edward Elga).

Academic Background

  • Ph.D Legal History, University of Leuven
  • Master in Canon Law, University of Leuven
  • Master in History, University of Leuven

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Law, IE University
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Miko NV
  • Director of Public Affairs, Grayling
  • Professor of Law, University of Antwerp
  • Assistant professor of Law, University of Leuven

Latest Publications

  • Wauters, B. (2020). “Aquinas, ius gentium and the Decretists”. Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 81 (4): 509-529
  • Wauters, B. (2020). “Elements of Roman Private Law”. Acco Publishers
  • Wauters, B. (2019). “Lessius and Grotius on property”. In Dondorp, H., Schermaier, M., Sirks, B (Eds.). De rebus divinis et humanis. V&R unipress
  • Wauters, B. (2018). “Lus Commune and Contract Law”. In De Elizalde, F. (Eds.). Uniform Rules for European Contract Law? A Critical Assessment. Hart Publishing
  • Wauters, B., Benito, M. (2017). “History of the Law in Europe: an Introduction”. Edward Elgar


“Grotius and Lessius on Property”

Published by: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage Unipress, Göttingen (Germany)
Editors: De rebus divinis et humanis: Essays in honour of Jan Hallebeek, eds. Harry Dondorp, Martin Schermaier and Boudewijn Sirks