Comparative law involves the study of the differences between varying legal systems across the world. It is the general study of legal systems and their elements, including socialist law, religious laws, civil law, common law, and Canon law. This study involves describing and analyzing legal systems, even if there is no explicit difference between them. Comparative law has become more and more important in recent decades, with the appearance of economic globalization, internationalism, and democratization in the world.
According to en.wikipedia.org, this study of legal systems includes studying their constitutive elements and how all of these elements combine to make one system. Comparative law has branched off into several specialties, like comparative commercial law, comparative administrative law, comparative constitutional law, and comparative civil law. The purpose of this study is to perfect current legal systems, gather a deeper knowledge of these legal systems, and to help unify legal systems. The use of comparative law can be combined with other areas of study, like sociology and economics. These combinations can answer questions about how legal systems affect the society and economics of an area.
One of the foremost experts in the field of comparative constitutional law is Sujit Choudhry. He is a Professor of Law at Berkeley and is a world-renowned expert in the area of comparative constitutional law. His research has allowed him to be an advisor in constitution building processes for areas like Nepal, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Ukraine, and Jordan. This research addresses a wide array of issues within the field of comparative constitutional law and has been used for design in constitution building, decentralization and secession, federalism, bills of rights, transitions from violence, and minority and group rights.
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Sujit Choudhry is also a very accomplished author, having more than ninety articles published by prestigious organizations like Oxford and Cambridge. Professor Choudhry is a member of numerous organizations like the International Society of Public Law, the Constitutional Court Review, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law. Sujit Choudhry is also the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, an organization that puts like-minded people together with the goal of supporting constitution building processes.
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