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Asya Ostroukh

Senior Lecturer
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Dr. Asya Ostroukh is a Senior Lecturer at Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados where she teaches Jurisprudence, Comparative Law and the Law of Real Property (Common Law). Asya Ostroukh received her first doctoral degree in law from the Institute for State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences for research of Jeremy Bentham’s legal philosophy. She also undertook a postdoctoral research in the history of Quebec civil law at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada . Currently she is a final-year Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland where she is writing a thesis “Reception of the French Civil Code in Quebec, Louisiana and Francophone Switzerland: 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 in civil law tradition and legal history of the Caribbean. Dr. Ostroukh is the author of over thirty publications and a holder of numerous fellowships, awards and grants, including prestigious Government of Canada Award, the Scholarship of the Swiss Confederation, and Fulbright Scholarship.

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Jurisprudence, Comparative Law and the Law of Real Property (Common Law)


  • Ostroukh A. Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean. La. L. Rev.. 2015;76:1213.

  • Ostroukh A. The Mystery of the Mixite around the Title of the Louisiana Digest of the Civil Laws of 1808. Loy. L. Rev.. 2016;62:725.

  • Ostroukh A. Russian Society and its Civil Codes: A Long Way to Civilian Civil Law. J. Civ. L. Stud.. 2013;6:373.

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