Studying Comparative Law to Understand Legal Systems and Structures of Different Nations

The laws governing a nation vary from one country to another. With globalization, democratization, and internationalism, it is essential to understand the different legal systems in various countries so as to interact peacefully. Comparative law is a study of the similarities and differences in the aspects and nature of the laws of the different countries around the world. This field of law entails studying the legal systems and structures of various nations in the world.

Sujit Choudhry is world renowned authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. His career began at the Supreme Court of Canada where he worked as a Law Clerk. In 2004, Sujit worked at the University of Toronto as an associate professor of Law and in 2008 he served at the New York University as the global visiting professor of Law. He worked at New York University’s Cecilia Goetz Professor of Law from 2011 and in 2014, Sujit Choudhry became the Micheal Heyman Professor of Law as well as the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. By default, Professor Sujit became the first person of Indian origin to become a dean at a top US school of law. This is a position that he held until 2016.  With reference from ideamensch.com.

Professor Choudhry was born in 1970 in India, New Delhi, for additional article, see indiawest.com. He undertook his high school studies at the University of Toronto Schools and later joined McGill University where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Sujit later studied his Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto and then joined Harvard Law School where he earned his Masters in Law. His comparative law knowledge secured him a membership at the Governing Toronto Advising Panel which was responsible for recommending reforms for Toronto’s government.

Sujit Choudhry has published over 90 articles, reports, book chapters, and working papers. He has widely researched addressing a wide variety of issues in comparative constitutional law and politics. This includes constitutional design used as a tool to aid in managing the passage from violent conflict based politics to peaceful democratic politics.

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He founded the Center for Constitutional Transitional Commission where he serves as the Faculty Director. Center for Constitutional Transitions is the world’s first university-based center that both generates and mobilizes knowledge that supports constitution building. This is done by leading and assembling an international network of experts to finish thematic research projects that offer policy options that are evidence based to practitioners. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with more than 50 experts in over 25 countries.  For more of Choudhry, visit sujitchoudhry.com.

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