Comparative law is a field of legal study which studies the relationship between different legal systems and how they compare and contrast. The field of comparative law has taken on ever increasing importance over the last several decades as there is more interaction between different nations than ever before. International corporations also employ experts in the field as they expand their products, services, and location in foreign countries. Another role that comparative law plays is legislators looking at laws around the world that are working and seek to incorporate similar laws in their own countries at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Check crunchbase.com.
One of the most highly respected professionals in the field of comparative law is Sujit Choudhry. Mr. Choudry has worked in as a lawyer since 1996 when he was a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada. Today he is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions as well as holding the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law chair at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. He has been sought out internationally in order to provide his expert advice and guidance on constitution building and other legal issues that fall under the mantle of comparative law. Continue to read, click on blogs.law.nyu.edu
In 1994 Sujit Choudhry graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts In Law. Two years later he completed his studies at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Laws Degree. He furthered his education at Harvard Law School earning a Master of Laws degree in 1998. After spending a year with the Supreme Court of Canada he entered the world of academics and has been a Professor of Law ever since including at the University of Toronto and the New York University School of Law. Follow Choudhry’s work hit on linkedin.com.
During his career Mr. Choudhry as been sought out as an advisor for a number of countries who are engaged in the constitution building process. Among the countries he has advised are Libya, Egypt, Nepal, Jordan, Tunisia, and Sri Lanka. His work has earned him awards including the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship for his help in these countries. Harvard University gave him the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship which is a scholarship program to attend the graduate program at their university. He was also awarded by the South Asian Association of Toronto with their Practitioner of the Year award in 2011. Hop over to law.nyu.edu