Sujit Choudry Founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions that Deals with Comparative Law

Comparative law is where the relationship between different legal systems is studied, and both the similarities and differences between them are analyzed. Various legal regimes such as Common law, Civil law, Social law, Jewish law, Chinese law and Hindu law are studied. Although legal scholars are believed to have always practised similar methodologies, comparative law is said to have originated from Europe back in the 18th Century.

Comparative law is paramount. It has increased significantly in the present day and age of both economic globalization and democratization. It is an academic discipline that involves studying legal systems, including those in their constitutive elements, how they differ and using their elements to combine a system.  Additional article on pluralism.ca.

Comparative law has its purposes. It contributes to the unification of legal systems of larger or smaller scales. It perfects the effects of the legal systems and also helps attain a deeper knowledge of the effects of legal systems. Despite the Comparative law being different from other fields of law such as the International Law, it helps the United Nation Systems to analyze the laws of different countries regarding their treaty obligations.  More on challenge.berkeleylawblogs.org.

Sujit Choudry is the founding Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, check this on constitutionaltransitions.org.  It is recognized internationally in its authority on Comparative Constitutional law and politics. Constitutional Transitions combine wide-ranging research agendas with broad field experiences and advise them on the processes of building the constitution including countries such as Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tunisia, Jordan, and Ukraine. To date, Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with over 50 experts from more than 25 countries. It also partners with a global network of multilateral organizations, NGOs and thinks tanks.

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Sujit Choudry has spoken and lectured in over 24 countries. His research has addressed a variety of issues in politics and comparative law. Sujit Choudry has also published book chapters, working papers, reports, and over ninety articles. Sujit Choudhry is an active member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law, Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, Editorial Board of the Constitutional Review and the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).  More to read about Choudhry on linkedin.com.

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