Professor Sujit Choudhry is a world renowned expert in comparative constitutional law. Many people are unfamiliar with the area of comparative law. Comparative law studies the differences as well as the similarities between legal systems. These differences in legal systems exist because every society creates a legal system that is largely reflective of that society’s religious, cultural and even economic values. Every legal system was created to address behavior considered to be wrong according to norms of that society.
Comparative law is very important in today’s world of increasing global economic interaction. Worldwide economic trade makes it imperative for countries to come together and find some common rules to facilitate business transactions. The field of comparative law however, is not limited to strictly business and economic affairs. All around the world citizens are rebelling against authoritarian dictators and seeking to form new governments that are based on personal liberty and democratic principles. Unfortunately, this transitional period is usually a time of violence and turmoil. Source law.berkeley.edu
Professor Sujit Choudhry has helped many countries during their transitions from dictatorships to democracies. According to wikipedia.com after a dictator is overthrown, the new political leaders need help in establishing new systems of government that are based on constitutionally protected rights. Establishing a proper constitutionally based political system is very important because many of these countries are have ethnic minorities that have been traditionally abused and mistreated at will.
Sujit Choudhry has assisted countries such as Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, Nepal and Egypt develop constitutions that protect the rights of all citizens. The citizens of these countries can now enjoy the benefits a living in a society based on democratic principles because people like Professor Choudhry have helped to start them off with a sound constitutional foundation.
Sujit Choudhry has strong academic and professional credentials. Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a law degree from Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, he went on to earn advanced law degrees from both the University of Toronto and Harvard. Sujit Choudhry’s brilliance was recognized early in his career. He was hired to work as a law clerk for Antonio Lamar, who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Sujit Choudhry taught law at the NYU School of Law. After teaching law at NYU, Professor Choudhry was hired as a professor at Berkley Law. Professor Choudhry served as dean of Berkeley Law from 2014 to 2016. In addition to all of his other work, Professor Choudhry is also an accomplished author.