Comparative law is a field of study that has been taking on ever increasing importance over the last several decades. As globalization increases and corporations maintain presences in more and more countries they have needed to rely more and more on legal experts who have specialized in comparative law. Governments, too, employ comparative law specialists as they increasingly interact with foreign governments. Basically, comparative law is the study of different legal systems and how they compare and contrast to other systems. There are several branches of comparative law including constitutional law, civil law, administrative law, commercial law, and criminal law.
One of the most recognized of comparative law authorities is Sujit Choudry, who works at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. During his career he served as an advisor to nations that are building their constitutions including South Africa, Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Nepal. He earned his Master of Laws degree at Harvard Law School. Check this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry-738656100
Sujit Choudry as lectured in over 24 countries around the world. He has also published four books about comparative law and constitution building including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, and Constitution Making. He has also published over 90 articles, papers, reports, and book chapters about the subject.
There are several boards that Sujit Choudry is a member of including the Editorial Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law and the Board of Editors for the International Journal of Constitutional Law. He also sits on the Executive Committee for the International Society of Public Law, and the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review.
In 2012 Sujit Choudry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions, for which he also serves as Faculty Director. According to crunchbase.com, this center is the first university-based center in the world that teaches students about constitution building through agenda-setting research. In this program, they identify what legal issues are of the most importance for a constitutional transition and how to accomplish one successfully.