Comparative law is a discipline that is focused on researching about the similarities and the differences between the legal systems of different nations. The study is concentrated on the legislations that exist in our current world, and they include civil law, common law, Islamic law, Jewish law, Canon law, Chinese law, Hindu Law, and socialist law. The field involves describing and examining various legal systems even in cases where no precise difference is assumed. The specialists of this studies are determined to understand various constitutional elements, how they contrast, and how they join to create a uniform system. The significance of comparative law has increased in the current world where there is internationalism, democratization, and economic globalization.
Many branches of comparative law have developed, and they deal with civil, commercial, administrative, constitutional and many other aspects. Researching in this area can be categorized into micro and macro-comparative. The primary objectives of the comparative law are to acquire a deeper understanding of the legal systems, to better the legal systems that are in action, and to facilitate then unification of different laws
Sujit Choudhry formerly served as the Dean of Berkeley Law and is currently a professor of law at the I. Michael Heyman. He has been a globally acknowledged authority on comparative constitutional growth and comparative constitutional law. The studies that he conducts mainly deal with the essential procedural questions in the comparative constitutional law. He has written and published more than ninety working papers, articles, reports, and book chapters.
Choudhry is also recognized at the Center for Constitutional Transitions for being its founding director. The organization is the first university-based center in the world that creates and distributes knowledge to facilitate the building of the constitution. Sujit is part of the United Nations Meditation Roster that has been offering useful guidance to the World Bank to conduct constitutional changes in Nepal, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, and Sri Lanka. He also has a membership of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel that is based in Canada and has helped in the restructuring of Toronto’s Municipal government. The Dean was also part of the Legal Aid Ontario’s board of directors. Before being a member of the Berkeley Law, Sujit Choudhry worked at the NYU School of Law where he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law. He studied at Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford and he holds different law degrees. Choudhry was also a Rhodes Scholar.