Comparative law is the study of legal systems by comparing one system with another. It is a technique of comparing legal systems like the civil law, common law, Islamic law etc., and then producing outcomes that relate to the various legal systems being analyzed. In recent years, the importance of comparative law has increased significantly in today’s era of globalization of world trade, harmonization of laws and internationalism.
The Relationship between Comparative Laws with Other Legal Subjects
Comparative law is very different from legal theory and international law both private international law and public international law. There are a few differences between other legal fields and comparative law but the similarity is that comparative law assimilates all these areas when comparing legal systems. For instance, comparative law can help international legal agencies in reviewing the laws of various countries concerning their treaty obligations. This field of law can contribute to general jurisprudence by formulating ideas of general application.
The importance of comparative law for law and economics and sociology is enormous. The comparative study of these fields can depict the difference in legal regulations of the various legal systems. Related account here http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/choudhry_award
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is the dean at Berkeley School of Law and is an internationally recognized expert on comparative law and comparative constitutional development. Most of his work and research addresses basic questions concerning comparative constitutional law. His extensive experience in this field has enabled him provide advice on constitutional building processes in countries like Jordan, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal and Ukraine. More updates on twitter.com
Besides being the dean at Berkeley School of Law, Choudhry undertakes various responsibilities in the legal community. Mr. Choudhry serves as the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transactions. The organization creates and mobilizes knowledge in efforts to support construction building. This is accomplished by gathering and managing global networks of professionals to conduct research projects that provide evidence-based policy alternatives to specialists. The professor is also a member of the UN Mediation Roster and before this he served as a consultant at the United Nations Development Project and the World Bank Institute at the World Bank.
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The professor has received several awards and recognitions to acknowledge his efforts in the field of comparative law. He was a Rhodes Scholar in 1992 to 1994 and this is when he attained his bachelor of arts in law from the University of Oxford. In 2010, his work in post-conflict constitutional law was recognized by the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. He was the Practitioner of the Year in 2010, which was awarded by the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. Check his Linkein.com account