A Bottom-up View of Legal Transplants

Pages 689–694, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avaa021

This is a curious and, at times, quirky book—a book about law but not a “law book” in any traditional sense. It proffers a “bottom-up” perspective on “how law travels” (“wie das Recht auf Reisen geht”), i.e., how law migrates across national (and other) boundaries.1 Its two Swiss authors, both with plentiful experience in international legal practice and legal academia, thus explore what comparatists have termed “legal transplants.”