Comparative Law – Unifying Legal Systems Globally Through Analytical Studies

Comparative law deals in understanding the differences and similarities between the legal systems of different countries. It helps in paving a way out through a constitutional and juridical framework when two or more countries are discussing, trading and exchanging information, without interfering with the legal system of their respective countries. Economic, social, political, military and other agreements and exchanges between the countries can take place in a very peaceable manner by following comparative law methodologies.

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Globalization has further increased the significance of comparative law and promotes cross-country exchange without legal hindrance. The comparative law covers the study of many different legal systems, which includes Jewish Law, Cannon Law, Civil Law, Chinese Law, Hindu Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. In a way, the comparative law helps in analytically studying different legal systems existing around the world and by studying different systems, it aims in unifying the legal systems at various levels while keeping the countries’ identities intact.



The world has become a global village with more and more countries partnering with each other for fostering better ties economically, socially, politically and culturally. The comparative law indicates how the constitutional framework and legal systems affect the country’s growth and encourage a smooth relationship with its partners across the borders. A country with flexible and well-updated legal system can efficiently deal in trade and exchange with other countries without legal disputes internally.  Source



Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized figure in comparative law and has been a foreign constitutional expert during the development and formation of a constitution for countries like Sri Lanka, Tunisia, South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, Nepal, Libya, and Jordan. He currently holds the position of Dean at Berkeley Law and is an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. Sujit Choudhry has written extensively on the subject, and his articles are published in various legal journals considered an authority in the field of law.



Center for Constitutional Transitions is founded by Sujit Choudhry. He is a member of prestigious institutions such as United Nations Mediation Roster and is a consultant member at the World Bank Institute.  Sujit Choudhry firmly believes that comparative law has a much larger role to play considering the world’s political, social and economical situation and the transformation it is going through currently.

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