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Comparative Constitutional Law and Sujit Choudhry

Comparative law is a field that does just what it says: compare systems of law to one another. This field provides important insights into a number of legal cultures. It’s important in helping develop policy both domestically and internationally.

Comparative law is studied at some of the best legal institutions in the world. Law schools from Harvard and Stanford to Oxford and McGill offer the brightest minds in the world with the opportunity to examine legal systems from around.

The Importance of Comparative Law

We all know that the world is getting smaller. With the ability to communicate instantly over the internet and the advent of cheap air travel, international business has exploded. Regions that were once impoverished, like parts of China, now have burgeoning economies.

As the exchange of money and ideas across boundaries becomes more important, an understanding of comparative law becomes incredibly important. Governments and businesses need to know how to function in an increasing variety of spheres.

Comparative law also has important implications for areas that have recently undergone upheavals. After a war, a newly independent region needs to find a new system of laws and governance that will work well in the future. Comparative law scholars affiliated to universities, thinktanks and NGOs can advise leaders about the ins and outs of what may benefit them most.  More articles on

Leaders in the Field

Sujit Choudhry is known as one of the brightest minds in the field of comparative law. Like Bill Clinton, Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar. Unlike Clinton, he became an academic rather than a politician.

Over the years, Sujit Choudhry has been a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard University. He has also been a William E. Taylor Memorial Fellow. This prestigious fellowship is awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), more to read on

Sujit Choudhry has one of the finest legal minds in the world. As a specialist in comparative law, he has made enormous contributions to the legal field. The importance of his work has been recognized with a number of awards. Watch an important video clip here.

In 2011, he received the Practitioner of the Year award from the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. For his work in post-conflict constitutional law, Choudhry has also received the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship.  More of Sujit’s blogs on

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