Comparative law is the study of legal systems of different countries. It involves analyzing the differences and similarities of laws in different countries. Such comparisons provide a better understanding of foreign legal systems. Understanding the laws of foreign countries is important in this era of globalization. It enhances better international cooperation.
Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law. He is internationally recognized due to his expertise in Comparative Constitutional Law. Sujit’s works addresses basic questions in constitutional law including constitutional design. This is a tool that manages transformation in politics. Constitutional design which is especially useful in ethnically divided communities enables a changeover form violent based politics to peaceful democratic politics. It also encourages democratic rule as opposed to authoritarian.
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Before joining Berkely, Choudhry was Cecilia Goetz professor of law at NYU school of Law. He was also chair in faculty of law at University of Toronto. He holds law degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Toronto. He once served as a law clerk to Chief justice Antonio at the Supreme Court in Canada.
Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder and director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. This is a university based center which assembles and mobilizes knowledge regarding constitution building. He is knowledgeable in this area as he is also a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster. He has also worked as a constitutional expert in Egypt, Libya, Canada, and Tunisia .He also led a board in Toronto, which brought about major reforms in the municipal government.
While working as a dean between 2014 and 2016, he developed specific initiatives to enable him implement his agenda of innovation and globalization. He launched a campaign of ‘access for all’ which enabled access to financial aid. This led to the Berkeley Law opportunity scholarship that increased African American students and Latinos in Berkeley by 50%.He launched many other programs that enabled the graduates to access equal working opportunities once they had graduated. Check this on crunchbase.com
Choudry has published numerous articles, working papers, reports and book chapters on comparative law. These include; the migration of constitutional ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitutional Law and Constitution Making.
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