Sujit Choudhry, Advancing the Field of Comparative Law

Comparative law is the process of comparing different legal systems or the rules of different systems. It involves the study of legal systems of different nations. In a modern, globalized world it is becoming more necessary and advantageous for nations to be familiar with foreign legal systems and to facilitate legal interactions between countries. The study of comparative international law is often instructive for a country in the process of creating or refining its own legislation.

Sujit Choudhry, a lawyer and professor of law, is an expert in the fields of comparative constitutional law and politics. Sujit Choudhry was born in India but received his education in the west. He has law degrees from the University of Toronto, University of Oxford, and Harvard School of Law. His teaching experience includes periods at New York University, University of Toronto, and University of California, Berkeley, where he served as dean of the law school. Check for more reading.

He is founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, an organization which helps nations design a constitution. The center works with teams of global experts to research and develop tools and solutions for unique political situations. Sujit Choudhry is currently partnering with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance to work on three international research projects to be published in 2017.

As an expert in constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry has served as an adviser in the process of constitution building in many international countries, including Libya, Jordan, and South Africa, Useful reference on   Much of his research focuses on the process of constitutional design as a tool to guide nations toward becoming peaceful democracies. He has lectured and spoken in countries across the world.

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Sujit Choudhry is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and is a former Rhodes Scholar. He has published a number of texts including several books, reports, and articles.  Check for an update of Sujit’s timeline activities.

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