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 Dr. Asya Ostroukh

Dr. Asya Ostroukh

Senior Lecturer in Law


Dr. Asya Ostroukh is a Senior Lecturer at UWI Cave Hill Campus where she teaches Jurisprudence, Comparative Law and Real Property (Common Law). She received her first doctoral degree in law from the Institute of  State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences for research of Jeremy Bentham’s legal philosophy. Her second Ph.D. in law was awarded by the University of Edinburgh for a thesis “Reception of the French Civil Code in Francophone Switzerland, Louisiana, and Quebec: a Socio-Legal Study”. Dr Ostroukh’s research interests are the reception of the French Code in Francophone countries and territories, the history of property law, and the legal history of the Caribbean. Dr. Ostroukh is the author of over thirty publications and a holder of numerous fellowships, awards and grants, including the prestigious Government of Canada Award, the Scholarship of the Swiss Confederation, and the Fulbright Scholarship.


LLB and LLM, Kuban State Univ (Russia); PhD, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences; Docent ,Ph.D. in Law, University of Edinburgh, 2017

Research Areas

Legal history, comparative law, jurisprudence, property law

Comparative Study of Easements and Restrictive Covenants in Common Law and Praedial Servitudes in Civil Law

Teaching Areas

Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, Real Property II

Select Publications

  • “Exclusion and Inclusion of the French Law on Neighbouring Plots of Land in the Civil Codes of Francophone Switzerland, Louisiana, and Quebec: Reflections on the Relation between Law and Society”, in J. C. Tate, J. R. de Lima Lopes, A. Botero-Bernal (eds.), Global Legal History: A Comparative Law Perspective (Routledge, 2018), pp. 143-157.
  • “Simeon McIntosh’s Contribution to the Solution of the Chattel-House Problem in the Commonwealth Caribbean” 4 (2015) Zeitschrift für Rechtsphilosophie, pp. 393-402.
  • “Russian Society and its Civil Codes: a Long Way to Civilian Civil Law” 6 (2013) Journal of Civil Law Studies, pp. 373-400.
  • "Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean" 76 (2016) Louisiana Law Review, pp. 1165-1182.
  • “The Mystery of the Mixité around the Title of the Louisiana Digest of Civil Laws of 1808”, 62 (2016) Loyola Law Review, pp. 725-748.


Comparative law, legal history, jurisprudence, property law, codification