Or so argues John Mikhail.
Not everyone would take that as a compliment.
But what Mikhail means is that humans have a native jurisprudence module in their minds, strictly analogous to Noam Chomsky's universal grammar module.
The interesting thing from a lawyer's point-of-view is that -- if Mikhail is right -- legal codes could turn out to be a source of understanding of the human mind. We're not just quibbling over our client's liability -- we're on the forefront of neuroscience!