Comparative Law is one of the most exclusive arenas of jurisdiction, and there are only a few who have mastered this. Among those few, Sujit Choudry is a noticeable name which is considered as an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He is well renowned for his research on this topic and expertise. Professor Sujit has a keen focus on comparative constitutional law, and he has been conducting extensive research on various aspects of this phenomenon. He has been closely working with some of the most influential and internationals organizations and leading global scaled research to develop research and policy outputs for nations in need.
His forte, the Comparative law, is quite different from the fields of general jurisdiction or legal theory. It is a study of differences and similarities between the laws of different nations and it aims to attain an in-depth knowledge of the applicable legal system and make it perfect as well as develop a unified legal system of a larger or smaller scale. Hence, it focuses on description and analysis of foreign legal systems that includes but not limits to common law, Canon law, the civil law, socialist law, Jewish Law, Islamic law, Hindu law, and Chinese law which are in effect in different parts of the world.
Comparative law has a massive significance due to economic globalization, internationalism, and democratization. As more people with the different legal system are now interacting and dealing with each other, it has become a critical issue to understand the legal differences between two different parties and reach to an optimum arrangement with no or less legal conflicts. This is also important for nations that are going through legal turmoil and needs to develop an effective legal system for them. This is why; Sujit has been working on this area through his partnership and research initiatives.
Professor Sujit is the Founder and Faculty Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions and also Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California. He has written more than 90 articles, books and papers on the comparative constitutional law as well as the Canadian constitutional law. He has obtained Law Degrees from Oxford, Toronto, Harvard and also served as a Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada under Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. He has been a key role player in constitution building process of a few countries such as Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine where he combined his wide-ranging research agenda with in-depth field experience as an advisor.