There are many types of law. However, there is one type that seems to be a mystery to many. Comparative law is the study of the similarities and differences in the legal systems of other countries. Some of the legal systems that are studied are civil law, common law, canon law, Jewish law, socialist law, Hindu law, Islamic law, and Chinese law. Comparative law analyzes foreign legal systems. Comparative law has seen a recent resurgence, resulting from current internationalism, democratization, and economic globalization. Comparative law can be traced back to Europe, during the 18th century. One of the earliest founders of comparative law is Montesquieu. Sir Henry Maine is a more modern figure of comparative law. Sir Henry Maine was a British legal historian. In 1869, the University of Oxford held a class on the subject of comparative law. Sir Henry Maine was the professor for that class. This was the first university course of its kind. In the United States, comparative law was brought to the forefront by a legal scholar named Rudolf Schlesinger. Rudolf Schlesinger became the professor of comparative law at Cornell Law School.
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There are various branches of comparative law such as comparative civil law, comparative constitutional law, comparative administrative law, and comparative commercial law. Many people study these various branches to get a better understanding of the legal systems that are in effect in other countries, to improve the legal systems that are already taking place, and to contribute to the legal systems that are already in place. While comparative law is different than all other areas of law, it can be a great help to the the other legal systems. They both go hand in hand, in terms of how they operate and how the types of law function together and apart.
Sujit Choudhry is an attorney who specializes in comparative constitutional law. Currently, Mr. Choudhry is a professor at UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to that position, Sujit Choudhry was the Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law for two years. He was the first person of Indian origin to accomplish that feat. Check on blogs.law.nyu.edu
His professional legal career has also lead him to New York University School of Law, where he was a professor and the University of Toronto, where he was a faculty chair. Follow Choudhry on linkedin.com
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