For good analysis of differences and similarities between laws of various countries, Comparative Law knowledge is essential.


Comparative Law is the study of legal systems such as Civil Law, Socialist Law, Common Law, Cannon Law, Jewish Law, Hindu Law, Chinese Law, Islamic Law, and comparing them.


Research findings from Comparative Law reveal effectiveness and ineffectiveness of all legal systems applied in different countries.


This important data is usually exploited to perfect various countries’ legal systems; for example by legal transplants, contribute to the consolidation of legal systems, and to advance knowledge of the various legal systems in effect.


Although Comparative Law is different from the fields of general jurisprudence such as International Law (Public International Law and Private International Law), it helps inform all of these areas of normativity.


Albeit genesis of modern Comparative Law can be traced back to 18th century Europe, veteran legal scholars practiced comparative methodologies, and modern day legal giants carry on with it.  Based on


Sujit Choudhry


In our day, it is the likes of Professor Sujit Choudhry who are following in the footsteps of Comparative Law predecessors, and making remarkable differences in the world.


Choudhry’s mainstay is Comparative Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Development.


He holds Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts in Law from the University of Oxford, and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the McGill University.


His immense knowledge and expertise have benefitted several countries including Sri Lanka, Libya, South Africa, Nepal, Tunisia, Jordan, Ukraine, and Egypt.


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As a foreign constitutional expert who is in support of constitutional transitions, he made enormous legal contributions in the making or amending of their constitutions.


Center for Constitutional Transitions


Sujit Choudhry is also revered as the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions – world’s first university-based center which generates and mobilizes knowledge for constitution building.


Role at United Nations and World Bank


Besides playing other prominent roles, he is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster, and a consultant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank.




He has authored several books, including Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?, Constitution Making (Constitutional Law series), The Migration of Constitution Ideas, The Oxford Handbook of The Indian Constitution (Oxford Handbooks), and Dilemmas of Solidarity: Rethinking Distribution in the Canadian Federation.

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