Comparative law is a discipline that studies and analyzes the differences and the similarities in between laws and constitutions of the different countries in the world. It involves the study of the various legal systems or ”families” in the world which includes civil law, common law, socialist law, Jewish law, Chinese law, Islamic law, Hindu law, etc. The field of comparative law has grown in importance because of the economic globalization and internationalism. The first professor of Comparative law was Sir Henry James Sumner Maine who was also a British jurist and a professor at Oxford University. Today, more and more law students are fascinated by the discipline of comparative law and its high importance in the world.
One of the most renowned and inspiring persons working in the field of comparative law is Sujit Choudhry. He is a former student at Harvard Law School and went on to pursue a highly successful career. He has worked at many prestigious institutions such as New York University School of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Supreme Court of Canada. Check his Twitter.com page.He is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He combines his wide-range research with practical knowledge and skills as an advisor to constitution building processes including Egypt, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, and Ukraine. He has done lectures and speeches in over two dozen countries all around the world. He has inspired and educated thousands of law students who have chosen to follow in his footsteps.Hit this.
His research focuses on constitutional design as a tool to transition from violent conflict and unlawfulness to peaceful understanding and tolerance in societies divided by ethnical and religious differences. His wide-ranging research also includes topics such as federalism, semi-presidential, bill of rights, official language policy, minority and group rights, constitution building and many others. His work does not stop there. Sujit Choudhry has also hugely contributed to the field of comparative law with his edited collections which include titles such as The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas. He is currently a member of some institutions such as the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Editorial Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law and Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review. Professor Sujit Choudhry will continue to contribute to the field and inspire law students all over the world. See more here http://challenge.berkeleylawblogs.org/