Choudhry’s Contributions With Regards To Comparative Law

Comparative law is research and study involving the comparison of the legal institutions and laws of different countries. It entails examining the features of different laws and how to solve various legal problems. This technique is used to maintain social order through the knowledge or experience of the legal system of a foreign country. Comparative law has two main groups: micro level and macro level comparison. The former is the analysis of a particular legal issue and the way it is dealt with in two or more jurisdictions. The latter is a complete comparison of two or more legal systems. For example if you are comparing the way contracts are made in Germany and the US you are comparing two legal systems on a micro level. If you are comparing the whole German and US legal system, you are involved in macro level comparison. Whenever the topic of comparative law surfaces, it is hard not to mention Sujit Choudhry, one of the most renowned lawyers that deals with issues revolving around comparative law.  Watch an important clip here.

Sujit Choudhry Background

Choudhry serves as a law professor at the “University of California” (Berkeley, School of Law), where he was once a Dean. Know him more, follow Sujit on his page.  He previously taught law at the “New York University”. Choudhry is globally renowned for his role in comparative law and politics. He has been involved in several countries as an advisor or consultant in the processes of constitution building. He has worked in countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Ukraine, and Tunisia.

Choudry’s Achievements

Professor Sujit Choudhry has a law degree from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford. He once served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court in Canada. Choudhry has published more than ninety articles, reports, working papers, and book chapters. Some of his greatest publications include: “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas”, “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution”, “Constitution Making”, and “Constitutional Design for Divided Societies”.  With reference from

Professor Sujit Choudhry currently manages the “Center for Constitutional Transitions”, an institute that is involved with generating and mobilizing knowledge to support constitution building, check this on   The center brings together international experts to work on research projects aimed at providing alternatives to legal practitioners. The organization works with an international network of organizations, NGOs, universities, and think tanks.

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