Comparative law as the name suggests is a branch of law that deals with comparisons between various legal structures.Its aim is to establish relationships between legal systems and in doing so, come up with conclusions such as the similarities and differences. It also gives an analysis of the legal cultures of different regions. One straightforward implementation of the comparative law is the whole concept of globalization.
In today’s world, there is an increase in globalization which has been caused by the introduction of information and communication technology. This means that companies ever so often find themselves intertwined in legal matters across borders. Comparative law helps to harmonize and unify the law so as to provide a uniform legal structure that they can follow. This discipline has contributed so much to the creation of a better world. This has been achieved by encouraging international cooperation and offering a framework to address legal issues that arise on a global scale. Many of these achievements can be attributed to research and studies carried out by various international bodies and private entities all in the name of a more unified legal system.
One mentionable name when it comes to comparative law as a field profession and field of study is Sujit Choudhry who is the Dean and Professor of Law. In addition, he is a faculty member and founding director of the center of constitutional transition. He is a man with deep domain knowledge in the realm of comparative constitutional law and in fact he is an internationally recognized authority on this matter. He has worked with different countries including Egypt, Nepal and south Africa as an advisor in constitutional development. Sujit Choudhry has written a lot on constitutional design as a tool to aid in the transition from violent conflict to democratic rule. Check this law blog about Sujit on thereisnoconsensus.com
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Some of the notable achievements by Sujit Choudhry include being a founder of the center for constitutional development. This is the pioneer university-based legal center whose aim is to generate and simulate knowledge that can be useful in the constitutional development and transition. He has been a consultant to the World Bank Institute and is till to date a sitting member of the United Nations Mediation Roster, refer to fundacity.com for additional article. In 2010, Choudhry received the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship for his work in post-conflict constitutional law. He was awarded the Practitioner of the Year award in 2011 by the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. Additionally, Choudhry is a family man and is happily married with a son and a daughter. For his contact info, click on bizjournals.com.