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Sujit Choudhry: Revolutionizing Comparative Law Through Research And Expertise

The comparative law can be defined as the study of legal systems by doing a comparison between two or more systems. This is done by discussing the differences and similarities. Comparative law is practiced by researchers in order to gain a better knowledge and understanding of the foreign legal systems. Moreover, the legal systems that are studied in this subject involve Civil law, Islamic law, and Hindu law, among many others. There are many reasons this form of research has become more popular over the years. Its popularity has a lot to do with the increase in business and its spread globally. Doing business in a foreign legal system has allowed for the application of comparative law. Because of this, European Union has had a lot of assistance through comparative law, where different legal traditions exist at the same place.



While discussing the comparative law, it is important to remember the people who have made a breakthrough development in this field. Sujit Choudhry is an internationally acclaimed authority and expert on international comparative law. He was the former Dean of Berkeley Law School and is currently appointed as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. Before he was the Dean of Berkeley, Mr. Choudhry was Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Sujit Choudhry is also the recipient of Trudeau Fellowship among only four other Canadians.



Sujit Choudhry has contributed to the field through research that attempts to provide an insight into comparative law. Moreover, he has also had the privilege to be the founder of the Centre of Constitutional Transitions. It is the first of its kind center for generating knowledge regarding the comparative law. He is also the part of the prestigious Editorial Board of Constitutional Court Review in South Africa and has offered his services to many international organizations like Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law and the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.  Read related article here.



He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank, offering his expert opinion and working as the foreign constitutional expert for constitutional transitions in Libya, Syria, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia. He has authored over ninety books, working papers, and researches regarding comparative constitutional design or constitutional design.  Based on He is part of three projects being done on an international level like Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions and Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies. Sujit Choudhry not only excelled in the professional field of comparative law. But his foundation as a law student was also built on strong grounds. He holds a law degree from Oxford, Harvard as a Rhodes Scholar.