One of the specialized areas of comparative law is comparative constitutional law. Just like in comparative law, comparative constitutional law compares and contrasts the laws of different countries. In comparative constitutional law, this is focused on comparing and contrasting the constitutions of different nations and the field also incorporates constitution building. This field of the law is very important as nations around the world have had to either modify their constitutions or develop ones from scratch such as in Libya.
One of the world’s leading experts in comparative constitutional law is Sujit Choudry. He studied this specialization of the law during his education and 21-year career in the public sphere and academia. Sujit Choudhry holds the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law chair at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. He also founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he serves as the Found Director. More to read about Choudhry on linkedin.com.
After serving a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada for a year, in 1994 Sujit Choudry entered the world of being a Professor of Law for a number of universities. In addition to his current position, Choudry has taught at the New York University School of law and at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has also written 5 books that teach comparative constitutional law and constitution building to university students. Click challenge.berkeleylawblogs.org.
Sujit Choudry has spoken before conferences around the world about such subjects as how to manage the transition from violence to peace in divided societies, constitutional courts, constitutional design, and how to design a bill of rights among the many subjects he has covered. According to constitutionaltransitions.org, he has also served as an advisor on how to build a constitution for torn apart nations including Egypt, Libya, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and other nations.
It was in 2012 that he founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This first of its kind educational center teaches advanced students how to compare constitutions and how to create one. The center also researches legal matters such as security sector reform and how to manage territorial cleavages. The center makes use of a network of worldwide constitutional experts. Check also pluralism.ca.