Sujit Choudhry – Firm Believer in the Methodologies of Comparative Law

Sujit Choudhry is the man with international repute in the field of comparative law and has law degrees from Toronto University, Harvard Law School, and the Oxford School of Law. It reflects upon his important qualification and experience in the field of law. Sujit Choudhry was also the Rhode Scholar at Harvard and has served as a law clerk under Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

In an interview with Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor of CEOCFO Magazine, Sujit Choudhry said that traveling the globe and studying law at different universities has helped him get a broader perspective on the loopholes that have manifested in the legal systems across the world. It is because of this reason he started Center of Constitutional Transitions, which is one of its good institutes that discusses and propagates knowledge and information about comparative law worldwide.

He said in the interview that it is essential for the governments across the world to realize that the legal systems need necessary change as they move forward, and it can be done with ease with the help of comparative law. Comparative law is what helps understand the similarities and differences in different legal systems practiced around the world. Once these attributes are recognized, it can be worked out by the countries if they are eager to make the necessary changes. Sujit Choudhry also mentioned in the interview that working for different democracies helped add to his knowledge and expertise as a legal consultant.   For the full interview, click

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Presently, Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at Berkeley Law College. He has in the past also served as dean of the Berkeley law. He has even worked as a professor at the Toronto University and NYU School of Law, based on   Sujit Choudhry also feels that he should have formed an organization much earlier in his career that would bring research scholars, practitioners, and legal experts together. It would have helped in generating knowledge of the immense importance and could have assisted in spreading the awareness about comparative law much sooner. Sujit Choudhry is also the consulting member at the World Bank Institute and United Nations Development Program.  Related article on

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June 1, 2017

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