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.”

From Local to Global on Multiple Pathways

Pages 695–700, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcl/avaa024

Over the course of the last decade alone, worldwide cross-border trade in goods has increased by more than 50%, foreign investors have acquired millions of hectares of land in the Global South, and commercial activities carried out by multinational corporations have become the order of the day. These are some of the observations driving Amnon Lehavi’s investigation in Property Law in a Globalizing World.