Comparative law is an extensive study that focuses in the comparison of both differences and similarities between legal systems. The comparison gives results that are closely related to the distinct legal cultures analyzed. Furthermore, comparative law plays a deeper and crucial role of enabling individual have a clear understanding of global legal systems. In this era of intertwinement of international public and private law, complexity and globalization, comparative law plays an important role in the unification of laws and global harmonization thus leading to a prosperous and better world order. Nowadays, most legislators make use of comparative law to draft useful laws. Comparison of legal systems has been used widely in both academic disciplines and distinct areas of law.
His Involvement in Comparative Law
Sujit Choudhry is the faculty director and founder of constitutional transition. Through his institution, he has been able to bring together diverse knowledge to support constitutional building. Sujit is an icon of comparative law and political development. He has written an interesting book on constitutional design as an important tool to manage transitions from violent to very peaceful democratic politics, especially in politically divided societies.
His Career and Passion
Choudhry has published more than 70 articles related to Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Constitutional Design for Divided Communities. Presently, he is working on two great books known as the Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitutional Law and Constitution Making. Additionally, he works as a board member of various committees including Constitutional Court Review of South Africa, Cambridge constitutional Law Studies and International Journal of Constitutional Law.
Before moving to work at Berkeley Law, Mr. Choudhry served as a professor at the prominent NYU school of Law. Furthermore, he served as the head chair at the law faculty in the well-known University of Toronto. In 2010, Sujit was one of the leading Canadians to receive the Trudeau Fellowship accolade, an award equivalent to the MacArthur awards. He holds several law degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Toronto. Sujit Choudhry was also an active Rhodes Scholar and worked for Antonio Lamer Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk.