Comparative law is a field of law that studies the relationship between legal systems. This involves studying laws of more than one system and comparing them. The results of comparing different laws give researchers a chance to analyze the various legal cultures. Comparative law also studies different existing legal systems in the world including Chinese law, Canon law, Jewish law, Hindu law, common law, civil law and Islamic law.
Comparative law plays a crucial role in understanding foreign legal systems. With the increase in globalization, democratization, and complexity of the international and private law, comparative constitutional law has become more popular. The role plays by comparative law cannot be underestimated. It plays a significant role in advocating for international harmony and unifying laws that are essential in ensuring an excellent world order. Legislators across and courts across the world are now borrowing and incorporating foreign law into their legal systems. The harmonious trade between nations across the world has been attributed to the role of comparative law.
Comparative law is believed to have originated from Europe in the 18th century. It has several branches including comparative constitutional law, comparative civil law, comparative administrative law, comparative commercial law, and comparative criminal law. Comparative law intends to perfect the existing legal systems, get an in-depth knowledge of the legal system and contribute the unification of the system.
Sujit Choudhry in Brief
Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative law. He is also the founder and director of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, the world’s first university-based institution that generates and disseminates knowledge aimed at building various legal systems. Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto and Harvard University, hop over to his linkedin.com page. Over the years he has earned a lot of reputation, which enabled him to receive the Trudeau Fellowship award, which is equivalent to the MacArthur awards. Sujit devotes his time in doing research with the aim of addressing fundamental methodological questions in comparative constitutional law. Hit this link.
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Based on crunchbase.com, Choudhry has served in different organizations. Currently, he is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster and has also worked with the World Bank as a consultant. He is also globally recognized for the role he played as a foreign constitutional expert in the building of constitutions of various nations including Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Libya, and Ukraine; try to read more on ifit-transitions.org. While in Canada, Sujit was a member of the governing Toronto Advisory Panel, Legal Aid Ontario. He also served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court. Sujit is also a prominent author. He has authored over 90 book chapters, articles, working papers, and reports.
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