Comparative law is the branch of law that is concerned with the analysis of the different types of legal systems in existence. Some of the types of law include Chinese Law, common law, socialist law, common law, and civil law. It is the detailed study of these types of law even when no comparison is made between them. Comparative law has become increasingly relevant today and informs other branches such as law and economics and sociology of law. It shows how different regulations work to solve the same problem in economics. It is important to note that it is very different from international law or legal theory. The branch helps international organizations such as the United Nations to draft treaties according to the laws of different nations. It also aids in gaining insights on the idea of legal transplants which is the transplanting of laws from one system to another. Source: en.wikipedia.org
Sujit Choudhry is one of the top experts in the field of comparative law. Choudhry joined McGill University in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992. He then went on to join the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Law. He joined the University of Toronto in 1994 and graduated two years later with an LL.B. Sujit started his career as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in the office of the Chief Justice. He left the job after a year to pursue his Master’s degree at Harvard Law School. Sujit returned to the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of law after graduating. He retained this position for five years until 2004 when he was promoted to associate professor of law with tenure. He was appointed as the Scholl Chair of the faculty of law of the University two years later.
Sujit Choudhry was a global visiting professor of law at the New York University School of Law from September of 2008 to December of the same year. He made a permanent move to NYU in 2011 when he was appointed the Cecelia Goetz, professor of law. Sujit left NYU to become the dean of the school of Law at the University of California, Berkeley three years later. Sujit Choudhry held this position until 2016 and is currently the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the school. Choudhry founded the Center for Institutional Transitions in 2012 when he was a professor at NYU. The center mobilizes international researchers to work together on projects and come up with solutions for policy makers. The center works together with legal institutions, universities, and non-governmental organizations to realize its vision.