Comparative law studies the likeness and unlikeness between law in different regions and countries. Some of the legal systems of the world include: canon law, Chinese law, common law, Islamic law, socialist law, Jewish law and Hindu law. Due to the trend towards democratization, internationalism and of course globalization, the study of comparative law is gaining momentum.
In comparative law, students study legal systems and how they differ one from the other. Due to the broad nature of this subject there are separate branches that have developed to allow for specialization. Some of these branches that have emerged include: comparative civil law, commercial law, criminal law, administrative law and constitutional law. In the comparative study of civil law, students deal with the law of contracts, obligations and torts. Indeed, this comparative study of civil law will demonstrate how private relations law is organized, used and interpreted in different countries of the world. Therefore, comparative law intends to understand legal systems of the world, contribute to the unification of all the legal systems of the world and also to perfect the legal systems.
How Comparative Law Relates With Legal Subjects
Comparative law is useful in the study of sociology and economics with regard to law practice. Comparative law will demonstrate how there are different regulations for the same offense. Conversely, law and economics as well as sociology of law answer questions like: how there are discrepancies and similarities between legal systems and how regulations in the various legal systems operate.
Sujit Choudhry has worked with many nations advising them on constitutional matters. Nations like Nepal, Libya, Jordan, Ukraine, Tunisia and South Africa have benefited from the Sujit’s constitutional expertise.
His research addresses multiple issues in constitutional law. He shows constitutional designs as they are used in management of transitions from a situation of chaos and anarchy to a democratic environment.
Before joining Berkeley Law, Professor Choudhry worked at NYU’s law school as a professor of law. In the past, he worked in Canada’s University of Toronto as the law faculty’s school chair. While in Canada, in 2010, he was awarded the Trudeau Fellowship. He was a student at Oxford and Toronto. He also went to Harvard.
Due to his contribution in the legal fraternity, he is respected so much so that he sits as board member in a couple of board rooms. He is in the constitutional court review’s editorial team, the international society of public law executive committee and the constitutional law advisory board at Cambridge.