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Bart Wauters

European Legal History (ELH)
Legal Thought

The law is a very detailed subject. It is sometimes so detailed that it becomes difficult to detect and keep in mind the fundamental principles and ideas that often lay behind technical concepts and expressions. The comparative law methodology helps to transcend the level of technical detail, because it forces students to ask themselves why certain solutions to similar problems are different or similar in different countries. Understanding the principles leads to a deeper understanding of the law, which in turn helps to appreciate its beauty, and eventually love it.