Developing the Comparative Law Field with Sujit Choudhry

The field of comparative law is quite important to understand the origins of different legal systems in different nations, their implication, and purpose as well as developing a unified system so that international organizations can operate in multiple states at the same time. There are some scholars, researchers and experts are working in this forte, and among them, Mr. Sujit Choudhry is a renowned name.

In simple term, Comparative Law is the study of the different legal system in different countries, and it includes almost everything such as civil, administrative and legislative ones. The purpose of this discipline is to develop an in-depth knowledge of different legal systems which are in effect in different countries and make them even better through rigorous comparison and analysis. It also focuses on developing a unified legal system of larger or smaller scale if possible. This is really critical for policy makers and organizations such as UN that deal with legal issues in multiple states.

This is where Sujit Choudhry and his expertise comes in the picture. Sujit was the Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and before that he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at School of Law of New York University. He is one of the few legal specialists with an Indian origin to receive the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship in 2010 as well. He has a law degree from University of Oxford and LL.B. from the University of Toronto. Before that, he completed his early education from University of Toronto Schools and McGill University. In addition to in-depth knowledge of law, Sujit has more than 20 years of experiences in law, research, and teaching.

However, Sujit Choudhry is mostly popular for his work on International Comparative Law. He has been dedicated to comparative constitutional law throughout his career, and his work resulted in some global scale researchers as well as publications. He has been actively involved with some International organizations such as UN, World Bank and much more where he provided his legal expertise on the comparative constitutional law as an advisor. He was also involved in developing legal system of a few middle eastern nations as well. He has also founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he is serving as the Faculty Director.

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