Law is a wide area that calls for professional interpretation. There are many sections of law and different professionals specialize on specific types of laws because it can be overwhelming to work on the entire subject. One of the areas of law that has grown over the years to rise in appreciation is comparative law. The specialty has seen massive changes since its introduction in the early 18th century. Many government institutions use comparative law while developing new laws or correcting existing legislation to fit within the uses of the organization.
In the 18th century, scholars from Europe set out on a journey that saw them explore the subject of comparative law and this marked the beginning of this section of law. They toured several places to understand and borrow the laws that were applied to make it easy to administer justice. It is evident that an institution may not fully have perfect structures and laws to govern the procedures that occur in each day. Developing laws to serve different purposes can take time since there is need for research to understand how some pieces of legislation are likely to affect the lives of those being governed.
Comparative law is a field that helps while developing constitutions and important laws to govern individuals and institutions. Government agencies move to other governments to learn about the types of laws applied to solve problems and it is through this process that they are able to understand the flaws that exist in the laws they use in their country. Comparative law is a growing field and in the past century, many of the laws used across the world were developed after comparative studies were conducted to allow universal application of some laws.
About Sujit Choudhry
Proffessor Sujit Choudhry is a law professor who is internationally recognized for his contribution in the development of comparative law. He has been working with government institutions from different countries to help them in constitutional development and gathering research data to help in decision making processes. His effort in the constitution building process has helped to build several countries like Jordan, Nepal, Libya and Sri Lanka,
His research covers a wide variety of issues in comparative law, which includes constitutional design and development as a tool to enhance smooth transition from conflict. Sujit Choudhry is the founder and director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, an organization that mobilizes knowledge to support constitution building.