Comparative Law as a Subject
What is meant by comparative law? In the strict sense, it is the theoretical study of legal systems by comparison with each other, and has a tradition going back over a century. In recent years it has gained in practical importance for two reasons. The first is the increased globalization of world trade, involving the need to “do business” in unfamiliar legal systems. The second is the move towards harmonization of laws, and more recently towards codification within the European Union, where several legal traditions coexist. More loosely, there are publications and Internet resources that assemble legal materials from several jurisdictions, without necessarily undertaking comparisons, but they can be seen as “tools of the trade” for comparative lawyers. We at CSLRA aim to provide such tools and research over the subject.
Reflecting the increased importance of a basic understanding of international and comparative law principles to legal education and practice, CSLRA has decided to provide research opportunities to the scholars on this field. At present there is a complete lack of proper academic research over this subject and we at CSLRA aim to be torch bearer in this subject so far as academics in India are concerned.