Comparative law studies both similarities as well as differences between different countries’ law particularly the study that deals with various legal “system” that exist in the world. These systems or families include common law, socialist law, canon law, civil law, Islamic law, Chinese law and Hindu law. It involves the analysis and description of foreign countries law, including where no explicit comparison has occurred. Due to economic globalization, internationalism, and democratization, comparative law studies are of great value. More related post on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
The study dates back in the 18thcentury even though, before that, comparative methodologies were practiced by legal scholars. The study has been branched into several disciplines such as the comparative civil law that show how private relation law is composed and practiced in various systems or countries. The reason why comparative law is studied is to: acquire a wide knowledge of the legal system in effect; perfect in legal effect system and may be contributing to legal systems over smaller or larger scale
Sujit Choudhry formerly Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law as well as Scholl Chair at Faculty of Law, University of Toronto is the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Constitution Transition. This is the first university-based center in the world which bring together and produces knowledge to support constitutional building. Visit and read blogs on linkedin.com
Apart from internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law and comparative constitutional development, Dean Choudhry has done substantial research on this subject. His research focuses on question pertaining; basic methodological in comparative constitutional law; constitutional design as an instrument for managing violent to peaceful democratic politics transition, particularly in societies that are divided ethnically; as constitutional design in view of authoritarian to democratic rule transition; federalism; decentralization and succession; constitutional courts; minority and group rights as well as oversight of security sector. Having published over ninety article, reports, book chapter and working papers, Sujit, has a collection of edited literary material such as the migration of constitution ideas (Cambridge, 2006) More read on ifit-transitions.org
Choudhry has a broad field experience as an advisor in constitutional building processes in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Tunisia. He has given lectures in over two dozen nations. His organization’s current projects include dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions. Hop over to crunchbase.com