Comparative law is a body of law that explores differences and similarities between various legal systems, such as between common law and civil-law countries. It is the comparison of legal systems or particular rules or aspects of the law of multiple jurisdictions. The legal systems compared include civil Canon, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic laws. Comparative law is studied so as to perfect current legal regimes, attain deeper knowledge and understanding of the law, and contribute to the unifications of smaller and larger legal systems. There are five steps that a comparative law study should follow. They Include:
- Description of the scope of knowledge
- Understanding of the concept
- Describing compiled data
- Identifying difference and similarities
- Confirming the theory
Choudhry’s scholarly contributions and achievements
Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional lawyer, author, and lecturer. He is a native of New Delhi but currently resides in Canada. Choudhry is a scholar and studied at the McGill University, the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and Harvard law school. Based on law.nyu.edu, he is an expert in all law matters particularly comparative and constitutional law. Choudhry has published various articles, book chapters, papers, and working reports. He served as the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law for two years, check his linkedin.com for more works. Choudhry was also the Professor of Law at the distinguished New York University law school. His first job was at the Supreme Court of Canada. Sujit Choudhry acted as a law clerk for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Choudhry has worked as a lecturer and associate professor for various campuses including the University of Toronto.
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He has received several awards and recognitions. Choudhry is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. He was also awarded the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2010 to peruse his work on post-conflict constitutional law further. Sujit Choudhry is also the honoree of the Practitioner of the Year Award by the Toronto’s South Asian Bar Association. He is the brains behind the development of Center for Constitutional Transitions, a university-based platform that supports matters pertaining legal reforms. Choudhry has made great contributions in comparative law. Based on crunchbase.com, he has keenly explored this subject to the point of developing methodological questions about the relationship between constitutional and comparative law. Choudhry serves as a consultant to the World Bank Institute and a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster (UNMR). Choudhry has worked with governments of countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. Additionally, Choudhry sits on Board of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Check more here.