Comparative law is the study of similarities and differences between two legal systems. It can involve comparing religious laws with traditional or customary laws. The comparative law also includes analyzing differences and similarities between countries legal systems for example the Chinese and the American legal systems. In most countries, comparative law has not been practiced, but for countries like England, it has been their tradition. It has helped them to know the flaws and strengths of their legal systems. Today almost every country in the world is practicing comparative law.
Importance of Comparative Law
Comparative law has some benefits. These benefits include helping to build and develop a great legal system with minimum or no flaws. Researchers can study different legal systems across the world and get to know what features should the constitution governing the country contain and what it shouldn’t. They can examine failures of an individual legal system.
Another importance of comparative law is helping countries relate with others without interfering with the laws set. By countries understanding laws of each other, carrying out business is smooth. Business people understand the laws of the countries they are dealing with, and they can run their activities without breaking the law.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is a renowned professor of comparative constitutional law. He has been in the field of comparing constitutional laws of different countries for an extended period. He has gained skills and knowledge adequate for building a constitution. Professor Choudhry has played a role in making the constitution of different countries, which include Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, and Libya among other countries.
Professor Choudhry is among the founder directors of Center for Constitutional Transitions, which is an organization that gathers information useful in making a constitution. The organization creates a network of specialists to carry out research and provide an evidence-based report that paves the way for law and policy-making. The organization has been successful and has worked with various NGO’s, think tanks and Universities.
For a country to run, it requires a constitution. Making one is not an easy task. It requires a team of professionals to carry out research, compares laws of different countries, review them, and get to see their strength and weaknesses. These factors make comparative law necessary. Professor Choudhry has played a great role in making the constitution-making process easier. He has worked with some countries and helped them to build a better constitution.