Comparative law is a part of legal study that has been gaining increasing importance over the last several decades as countries work more closely together in international trade, legal systems, and other ways. Distilled to its foundation comparative law compares and contrasts different legal systems. The field of comparative law examines how different legal structures operate and the roles that these legal structures influence the societies of the countries in which they have developed.
One of the goals of professionals involved in comparative law is to unify these different legal structures so that they operate harmoniously. Another goal is to bring the best practices of legal structures that have been developed into helping developing countries create an equitable and fair legal system that treats all citizens fairly and equally.
One of the leaders in the field of Comparative Law is Sujit Choudhry. Choudhry was born in New Delhi, India and emigrated to Canada as a child. He attended McGill University in Montreal where he obtained his degree in biology. Sujit Choudhry went on in his educational path to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Oxford, for which he obtained the prestigious designation of a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his LL.B at the University of Toronto. He achieved his Master of Law Degree at Harvard Law School. More of this here.
Sujit Choudhry is the Founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions as well as its Faculty Director. The role of this educational facility is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to engage in constitution building in countries that need to redevelop their underpinning legal system. Sujit Choudhry is ideally suited for this task as someone that has taken a leading role in developing new constitutions for countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for more reading.
Head over to this must-read article by Sujit on activistpost.com
Sujit Choudhry started his professional career as a law clerk on the Supreme Court of Canada. Among the other positions he has served in his career is being an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for 11 years, the last five of which he was tenured. Check ideamensch.com. In addition to founding the Center for Constitutional Transitions he is also an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. For Sujit’s contact info, hit on bizjournals.com
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