Legal experts are finding the study of different legal systems in the world a necessity as a result of increased interactions and collaborations amongst nations. These laws ensure almost all transactions involving two or more countries are within the law, and this means lawyers with an understanding of comparative law should conduct all negotiations.

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Constitutions serve as a guide in the management of leadership transitions, resolution of feuds and conflicts amongst ethnic rivals, the division of power and arbitration in courts of law. A person with a clear understanding of the set of rules governing various countries stands a good chance to secure attractive opportunities in unlimited fields.

Sujit Choudhry is an example of such an expert. Currently he serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the New York University and as the School Chair at the University of Toronto. Sujit has an exemplary career in comparative law.

According to , he holds degrees from Oxford, Toronto and Harvard and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Sujit is also the founding director of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, a research organization that builds knowledge in the constitution through a partnership with stakeholders such as NGOs.

From his profile, Sujit has spoken in over 24 countries as an advisor to the constitution building process. These countries include Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine. He has also published over ninety books all revolving around the use of the constitution to solve societal issues.  More on

Choudhry’s efforts towards understanding various laws and how they affect situations is encouraging and serves as a lesson that learning is a continuous process and that experts should strive to provide solutions in the fields they practice.  Learn more about Sujit’s work, click on

As technology changes the world to one small village, the study and understanding of the comparative law is inevitable. Students specializing in law should explore this field which might revolutionize the way countries relate. Sujit and other comparative law experts will continue to advance this field creating a smooth transition to the future professionals.

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