Comparative Law is a study of similarities and differences of law and legal systems. It includes the constitutional elements of different countries. It is an academic discipline that involves the study of various legal systems that are in existence in the world including common law, canon law, civil law, socialist law, Jewish law, Islamic law, and Chinese and Hindu law. There are several categories of comparative law. They include comparative constitutional law, comparative administrative law, comparative commercial law, comparative civil law, and comparative criminal law. The comparative law dates back to 18th century in Europe. Legal scholars practiced it before then. Scholars such as Arminjon Norde and Wolff classified the legal systems into seven groups that include The French, German, English, Scandinavian, Russian, Islamic, and Hindu. Zweigert and Kotz proposed a different categorization that includes The Roman, German, AngloAmerican, Scandinavian, Families of the East (China and Japan), and the religious family (Muslim and Hindu law).
Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held the position since 2014. Sujit has done research on comparative law. He mainly focused on Comparative Constitutional Law. Sujit is an expert in comparative constitutional law. He works as a constitutional advisor to emerging democracies across the world. Sujit is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The main aim of the center is to gather information that offers evidence-based policy options to practitioners who draft the constitution around the world. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Law. Sujit has held various positions in different universities. More of this is discussed on ideamensch.com. Sujit has carried out many projects on the comparative constitutional law. He mainly addresses issues like law and politics, a constitutional design that aims to manage transitions from violent to peaceful democratic politics, federalism, decentralization, secession, semi-presidentialism, and constitutional courts. He also addresses official language policy, minority & group rights, bill of rights, and proportionality. Sujit has received many awards and has been recognized for his exemplarily work in the field, watch a video clip of his acceptance speech on law.nyu.news.
Choudhry has been involved in drafting and amending constitutions of different countries. More than 185 new constitutions have been created and adopted around the world. Many others have been rewritten since 1978. Sujit has partnered with various organizations including NGOs, think tanks, Universities, and multilateral organizations to carry out thematic research projects. Check this important article on ceocfointerviews.com. He communicates his research results in different languages across the globe using the internet. Have a peek of Sujit’s facebook.com page.
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