Law is among professional fields that have seen massive growth over the decades, with scholars from across the world gathering resources to help in the development of the field. Virtually all institutions, both government and private, are guided by sets of rules and laws that were drafted to help them to run seamlessly. In the process of developing laws, scholars have to weigh possibilities as well as situations that could create loopholes to weaken the effectiveness of the laws. All laws are supposed to be just and written to serve the needs of all people.
However, at times while drafting the laws scholars may miss one or two essentials. This is the reason there is need to compare laws present in one region with the ones applied in another to understand the weaknesses and strengths of the laws a government uses. This process of comparing and learning about laws from other regions is what is commonly referred to as comparative law.
Since the 18th century when comparative law began, scholars have been working on ways of advancing the subject to serve even broader areas. One of the sections of governance that has benefitted from comparative law for a long time is constitutional development.
During the process of developing laws to be applied in a jurisdiction, professionals engage other jurisdictions to learn about the kind of laws they have and whether the way they are structured they offer easy ways of managing problems. This provides room for research and development in the sense that scholars can pick already drafted laws then add improvements that can make it easier for the government to govern different activities.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is a law expert who has been working with different governments from across the world by helping them to draft better constitutional amendments and laws to govern different activities. He specializes in comparative law with focus on constitutional development and field advisory towards governments to help them to secure better ways of handling problems that affect their development.
His research addresses different issues ranging from constitutional law and constitutional design to working on developing structures that can assist governments to handle transition from violent conflict. He guides in ethnically divided societies to help in the restoration of order and peace. Sujit Choudhry has also authored books and journals in governance and law and he sits as a member to the Constitutional Court Review.