Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Education Focused Academic

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary


Dr Sanchez worked at Courts of Civil, Mercantile, Transit, and Banking Law in Caracas, Venezuela. He possesses broad experience in decentralised public administration since he coordinated the academic component of a program supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the course of 14-years working for the Youth and Children Orchestral System in Venezuela (El Sistema).  In particular, he has acquired experience in formulation, implementation, and assessment of social programs as well as international procurement of goods and services.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Licenciado en Musica (equiv Bachelor), Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales-Vene
  • Post Graduate Studies in Social Problems Managemen, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello - Venezuela
  • Bachelor of Law, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello - Venezuela
  • Master in Laws, University of Manchester - England


  • Comparative Contract Law
  • International Procurement
  • Law & Development
  • Private Law
  • Social Program Management


  • Spanish (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
480302 Comparative law 34
480599 Legal systems not elsewhere classified 33
480601 Contract law 33

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Education Focused Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
31/3/2017 - 30/3/2018 Scholarly Teaching Fellow Newcastle Law School

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
29/7/2013 - 30/3/2017 Casual Academic Newcastle Law School



Year Award
2020 Faculty of Business and Law 'Excellence in Teaching Award for an Early Career Teacher in 2020'
Newcastle Law School | University of Newcastle


Code Course Role Duration
LEGL2009 Survey & Engineering Law
Newcastle Law School
The course introduces students to the Australian legal system, including some aspects of basic legal research. It has a focus on legal issues arising in the profession and practice of engineering, with particular emphasis on surveying. It has a strong emphasis on the concepts and classification of real property as they relate to boundary surveyors. It also deals with statutory control of land use as well as the regulation and legal liability of engineers and surveyors. In general, this course provides a legal foundation for the engineer and surveyor of how the law creates opportunities and potential liabilities in their professional practice.
Course Coordinator/Lecturer 24/4/2017 - 31/7/2021
LEGL1001 Foundations of Law
Newcastle Law School
Tutor 29/7/2013 - 31/12/2013
LEGL2002 Law of Business Organisations
Newcastle Law School
Law of Business Organisations introduces students to the registered company as the dominant legal form for carrying on a business. It considers the legal framework that determines how a company deals with the issues of formation, financing, accountability, internal and external relations and insolvency. It also compares and contrasts the company with other types of business organisation including partnerships and co-operatives.
Course Coordinator/Lecturer 28/8/2017 - 31/7/2021
LEGL1001 Foundations of Law
Newcastle Law School
Tutor 23/2/2015 - 30/8/2015
LAWS3040/6140 Contracts I
Newcastle Law School | University of Newcastle
This course is one of two courses (Contracts I and II) that together provide an integrated understanding of the concepts, doctrines and theories underpinning contract law. The topics covered in this course include the law relating to the formation of contract, an introduction to the equitable concept of estoppel and contract excuses (i.e. vitiating factors that might prevent the contract from being enforced). The course will also focus on the development of skills in the areas of note-taking, problem-solving and referencing. These skills will complement and reinforce your understanding of the course content areas and will build your graduate skills portfolio.
Lecturer/Course Coordinator (Unit 1) 1/1/2021 - 31/7/2021
LEGL1001 Foundations of Law
Newcastle Law School
The law impacts our daily lives in ways particularly evident for those engaged in business, commerce, public service, and professions. This course introduces the Australian legal system, its legal sources and the court system. Then, it focuses on the law of contract as one of the building blocks of business transactions while introducing other areas of potential legal liability for businesses. A professional conducting business requires a basic understanding of the law regulating torts, consumer protection, employment, agency, and business structures. Students are also equipped with a tool for analysing and solving legal problems transferable to other subjects relevant to business and commerce professionals. In the end, this course provides foundational knowledge to identify opportunities and risks for business to navigate the Australian legal institutions and think globally.
Lecturer/Course Coordinator 31/8/2015 - 31/7/2021


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Sanchez-Lasaballett E, 'Conceptualizing harmonization: the case for contract law', Uniform Law Review - Reveu de droit uniforme, 24 73-120 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ulr/unz007
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors E Sanchez-Lasaballett
2018 Sanchez-Lasaballett E, 'Legal translation as comparative law: the case of the Brazilian contract law', Uniform Law Review - Revue de droit uniforme, 23 447-486 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ulr/uny029
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors E Sanchez-Lasaballett

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett


Education Focused Academic
Newcastle Law School
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email e.sanchez-lasaballett@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8666
Mobile 0432 958533


Room Fifth Floor Desk 89
Building NeW Space
Location Newcastle City Campus