Sujit Choudhry, Recognized Leader in Comparative Law

Comparative law is the field of law that deals with the similarities and differences between the legal systems in existence. Some of the types of law in existence today are Hindu law, Chinese law, Jewish law, and civil law. The field has gained popularity today because of internationalization and democratization.

One of the experts in the field is Sujit Choudhry. He is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Choudhry started his career as a clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in the office of the Chief Justice. He returned to school after a year to pursue his Master’s degree at Harvard University. He was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Toronto after earning his Master’s degree. He was promoted to an associate professor at the University after five years. His excellence in the position led to his appointment as the chair of the faculty of law at the university in 2006.  Go straight to this related link.

Sujit Choudhry served as the global visiting professor of law at NYU School of Law for three months in 2008. He served as the dean of the school of law at the University of California, Berkeley, see  He is a member of the mediation roster of the United Nations. He is also a consultant to the World Bank and UNDP.  More of Sujit on

Choudhry started the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012. The center brings together experts from all over the world to work together on research projects. The results of these projects are then made available to policy makers so that they can make better decisions. The center has worked with experts from more than 20 countries since its founding. The center is currently working on three projects that will be released sometime this year. He has been involved in the constitution-building processes of several countries including Tunisia, Ukraine, Egypt, and Sri Lanka.  Check this on

Choudhry is an astute author. He has written a couple of books namely Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Constitution Making. His expertise and experience in the field of law led to his appointment to the editorial board of the constitutional court review and the executive committee of the international society of public law. Related articles on