Comparative law is the analysis of the different types of legal systems that exist in the world. The branch of law looks to compare the similarities and differences of the types of law and see how well they function in the countries where they are used. One of the top most experts in comparative law is Sujit Choudhry.
Sujit Choudhry earned his first degree from McGill University in Science and graduated in 1992. He later joined the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar pursuing a bachelor’s degree in law. Sujit then acceded to the University of Toronto where he graduated with an LLB. Sujit got a job at the Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk working for the Chief Justice at the time. He joined Harvard University and graduated with a Masters of Law after two years.
Sujit was then hired at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Law in the school’s faculty of law. He became an Associate Professor with tenure after five years. Sujit was appointed the Chair of the School of Law two years later. Sujit was a global visiting professor of law at NYU for three months in 2008. He moved to NYU where he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law in 2011. He accepted an offer from UCB as the Michael Heynman Professor of Law after three years at NYU. It was also during this time that he was appointed the Dean of the School of Law. He maintained this position for two years.
Choudhry started the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012 and is currently the director of the faculty. It is the first center based in a university that allows experts to collaborate in constitutional building processes. Choudhry has edited some collections including “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas” and “Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation” which were published by Cambridge and Oxford respectively. He has also written some books such as “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution” and “Constitution Making” which he co-wrote with Tom Ginsburg.
Sujit served on the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel that was formed to formulate reforms for the municipal government of Toronto. He was among four other people who received the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010. This was because of his work in comparative law and the contributions he had made in the development of Toronto. Choudhry is a member of several boards including the board of editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and the board of advisers of the Cambridge Advisers of Constitutional Law.