Understanding the Principles of Comparative Law with Sujit Choudhry

What are the differences between the United States’ federative law system and Hungary’s? What makes them different, and what were the historical events that separated their rules and made them distinctive from each other?

These questions are what comprise the study of Comparative Law.

Very self-explanatory, comparative law is a subject that attorneys, lawyers, judges and law enforcers need to learn at the University to exercise their career choices internationally, or, at least, be able to understand the causes that lead many foreign citizens to commit crimes at their newest lands.

Sujit Choudhry, an American, Californian constitutional expert, advisor and former professor of law explains the subject with more information.  Read an interesting article on iconnectblog.com.

To explain the comparative law with more specific, technical details, it studies the different legal “systems” (or “families”). There are many families internationally that have distinctive features that need to be understood.

The mentioned families are the “sectors” of the legal system, including the common law, the civil law, socialist law, and legislation that are directly related to people and their cultures, like the Jewish, Islamic and Chinese Laws.

  1. Choudhry has already lectured that particular subject many times during his career as a law professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and New York University School of Law. Right now, he gives classes for students of University of California, Berkeley, and he notices that one of the biggest struggles of today’s students is the aspects that make each community’s law different.

It is all based on their culture, physical location, history, and son on and so forth, explains another researcher of the comparative law.

The internationally renowned law expert Sujit Choudhry graduated from the University of Harvard, Law School, and he was one of the brightest students in his class. Nowadays, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions (CfCT).

The man began his career as most law specialists start: as a Law Clerk, in this case, in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Among the researches that Choudhry has made to understand and specialize more on comparative law, he has studied the history of the constitutional laws of Egypt, South Africa, Ukraine, Jordan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, among many other countries that are demanded from the Universities, check this on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

By studying the constitutional law of other countries, he also acquired a better understanding of their cultural aspects, their communities and their back stories, the conflicts that emerge, from violent to peaceful ones, their ethics, the political debates, as well as learning more about their official language.

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Because of the amount of information that can be obtained from the study of comparative law, Sujit Choudhry is considered by many to be a man of an enormous amount of knowledge in different fields. When asked about the things that he thinks were what made him successful, he answered that it was his forward-thinking: The ability to be always considering what will be coming next.

For more of Sujit, visit  http://sujitchoudhry.com/