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Comparative Law as seen in Professor Sujit Choudhry

Every first-year law student is expected to take a course on Comparative Law. But what is comparative law? It is the theoretical study of the relationship between legal systems of different countries and their differences. Comparative Law involves the study of laws such as common law, socialist law, civil law, Islamic law, Jewish law, Canon law, Chinese law and Hindu law. The study produces results relating to different legal cultures that are studied. Comparative law is important because it increases globalization of world trade which includes developing businesses in unfamiliar legal systems, and harmonization of laws and international unity. Comparative law is well understood by constitutional, lawyers such as Professor Sujit Choudhry.

About Sujit Choudhry

According to , Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. Having worked at different universities and firms, he has top notch experience in the field.  Also, visit to read more articles about Sujit.   He is currently working as a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley- School of Law. He has participated in constitution building process in Egypt, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Tunisia, Jordan, Libya, and Nepal. He has lectured at different universities such as New York University where he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, and at the University of Toronto where he was the School Chair. He holds a law degree from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard universities. He has also served as a Rhodes Scholar and a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonia Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The organization partners with multilateral organizations, NGOs, and university to bring knowledge in support of constitution building. They do this by assembling international networks of experts to complete thematic research projects which offer evidence-based policy options to practitioners. He is a proficient writer who has published over ninety articles, book chapters, reports and working papers.  To read his blogs, visit Sujit’s page.

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