The comparative law can be described as the analysis and study of the different types of law in existence around the world. Some of the various types of law are common law, civil law, Chinese law, and Hindu law. Comparative law compares them and looks at the similarities and differences between these legal systems. The field has grown in importance. It informs other fields of law such as socioeconomic law and law for economics today. Sujit Choudhry is recognized as one of the foremost experts in comparative law and constitutional building. Choudhry obtained his first degree from McGill University after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. Choudhry went on to attend the University of Oxford where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. He then joined the University of Oxford where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Law.

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Sujit Choudhry started working at the Supreme Court of Canada under the Chief Justice as a law clerk. He returned to school after a year to pursue his Master’s degree at Harvard. Choudhry returned to the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of law in 1999 after graduating from Harvard. Choudhry held this position for five years until his promotion in 2004 to an associate professor of law with tenure. Choudhry was appointed the Scholl Chair of the faculty of law at the University in 2006. Choudhry worked at NYU as the global visiting professor of law for four months in 2008. He joined the New York University as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law three years later. It was while he was at NYU that Choudhry started the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he serves as the founding director. The center mobilizes researchers from around the globe to collaborate on projects and then come up with policies from the results that they get from the projects. Visit this related site.


Choudhry was appointed the I. Michael Heyman professor of law and the dean of the school of law at the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. He served as the dean of the school for two years until 2016. He is credited with launching a couple of initiatives in line with his agenda of access, globalization, innovation, and service. He has written and co-authored several books such as “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas,” “Constitutional Design for Divided Societies,” and “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution.” The books are very popular in the legal field because of the credibility of Choudhry and his expertise in the field.  For added reference click