Prof. Sagaert Delivers Online Lecture Entitled “The Codification of Property Law: A Search for Principles and Sustainability in an Uncertain Era”
Vincent Sagaert, Professor of Private Law at the University of Leuven and Director of the UL Research Institute of Property Law, delivered an online lecture on “The Codification of Property Law: A Search for Principles and Sustainability in an Uncertain Era,” which was coordinated by the UT Institute of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science.
The virtual meeting was held on Monday, October 18, 2021. Prof. Sagaert first presented a historical survey of legislation in Belgian law and discussed its affinity with the Napoleonic Code.
He subsequently stressed the need for structural innovations and changes in philosophical attitudes as to the existing regulations. Prof. Sagaert finally discussed the provisions of the new law based on the three basic principles of standardization of property rights, transparency of rights, and the sustainability of the property law regime.
Vincent Sagaert is Professor of Private Law at the University of Leuven and Director of the UL Research Institute of Property Law. He has published more than 20 books and 150 articles.
Prof. Sagaert has also received many awards, such as A.P.R. Prize (an annual prize for each university for the best legal dissertation in the context of the Master’s thesis) in 1998, the T.P.R. Prize (the best contribution in the Dutch language by a young author) in 2001 and 2002, and the lus Commune Prize in 2001.