Who is Sujit Choudhry and What is Comparative Law?

What is Comparative Law

Comparative Law is the study of the relationship between the legal systems of different countries and their differences and similarities of the law in these various countries. These systems include Chinese law, Islamic law, Jewish Law, Hindu law, socialist law, Canon law and civil law. Comparative law has increased in the present age of democratization, globalization and internationalism and plays a role in a better understanding of foreign legal systems. This legal study has developed into several branches, including comparative criminal law, civil law (in the sense of the law of torts, delicts, contracts and obligations), commercial law (in the sense of business organizations and trade), administrative law, and comparative constitutional law.  Related Articles here.

Who is Sujit Choudhry?

After graduating from the University of Toronto Schools, Sujit Choudhry studied biology at McGill University in Montreal and as a Rhodes Scholar, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in law from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. He later received a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) Degree from the University of Toronto and his Master of Laws Degree (L.L.M) Degree from Harvard Law School.

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While studying for his L.L M Degree, Sujit Choudhry worked as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada. Upon his graduation from Harvard Law School, he became the Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1999-2004. From 2004-2010, Choudhry was an Associate Professor of Law, a tenured position, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and in 2008, he was the Global Visiting Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. From 2006-2011, Sujit Choudhry was Scholl Chair at University of Toronto Faculty of Law and from 2011-2014, he was Cecilia Goetz Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. Sujit Choudhry is presently the Founding Director, Center for Constitutional Transitions, and I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law and an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law, with reference from constitutionaltransitions.org.

Sujit Choudhry has published over 90 articles, book chapters, reports and working papers including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006) and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016).  Check this on blogs.law.nyu.edu

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