Comparative law is the academic study of different legal systems and how they differ. There are several disciplines of comparative law that include constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, commercial law and criminal law. The purpose of comparative law is to understand how the legal systems in different countries function. Recently comparative law has become important because of increased globalization of world trade, and the move towards harmonization of laws between countries. Comparative law involves the study of different legal systems that exist in the world at the same time. It involves the description and analysis of legal systems used in other countries as compared to our own.
Sujit Choudhry is a law professor at the University of California in Berkeley. He is an expert on comparative constitutional law. He has spoken in many countries about comparative law. He has advised several countries on building their own constitutions. Sujit received his law degree from Oxford, Toronto and another from Harvard, check this on blogs.law.nyu.edu. His work includes using comparative constitutional law to redesign governments that are in transition from violent conflict to more democratic societies. Sujit Choudhry has written many articles, papers and reports on constitutional law.
Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This organization tries to help countries with constitution building by gathering knowledge from experts around the world to produce options for decision-makers. He’s a member of the United Nations, and a consultant to the World Bank Institute. For more of Sujit, follow him here.
Professor Sujit Choudhry has written and had published four books including ‘The Migration of Constitutional Ideas’, ‘Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?’, ‘The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution’, and ‘Constitution Making’. He has many other projects in the works, on comparative constitutional law and how it can be used to form stronger, more solid governments around the world. Related reading on fundacity.com.
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