Comparative law involves the studying and analyzing of the different legal systems in place around the world. Every country has developed its own legal system to address a wide range of problems occurring within its jurisdiction. The kind of legal system that a society develops is largely reflective of that society’s moral, religious and cultural values. Comparative law attorneys analyze both the similarities and the differences between legal systems around the world.
The area of comparative law is becoming more important as the world grows increasingly engaged in global economic trade. Comparative law, however, is not limited to studying laws that influence international economic affairs. The are many specialties within the legal area of comparative law. Some of these sub-divisions include comparative commercial law, comparative criminal law, comparative civil law and comparative constitutional law. Wikipedia Reference: en.wikipedia.org
Comparative constitutional law has become very important as countries around the world transition from an authoritarian type of government to a government based on democratic principles. Often this transitional period is marked by violence and societal instability. After a dictator has been ousted, the new political leaders need help to establish new courts and laws based on constitutional principles. Comparative constitutional law practitioners such as Professor Sujit Choudhry are there to help these countries in their time of need.
Professor Sujit Choudhry is world acclaimed expert in the area of comparative constitutional law. Professor Choudhry has enjoyed enormous success both as an academic and as a comparative constitutional law practitioner. Sujit Choudhry attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and graduated with a law degree. He later went on to earn advanced law degrees from both Harvard and the University of Toronto. Early in his legal career Choudhry was a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Antonio Lamar.
Sujit Choudhry worked as a professor at NYU Law before he moved on to teach law classes at Berkeley Law. Professor Choudhry became dean of Berkeley Law and served in this position between 2014 and 2016. In addition to his scholarly achievements, Professor Choudhry has also gained recognition as a practitioner of comparative law in the real world. Professor Choudhry has helped many countries around the world transition to societies based on democracy and constitutional principles. Some of the countries that professor Choudhry has advised include South Africa, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan. Professor Choudhry’s hard work has earned him a well deserved reputation as one of the world’s best comparative constitutional law authorities.
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