Sujit Choudhry, the Professor of Constitutional Transitions

April 19th, 2017

Sujit Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Moreover he is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, where he worked as Dean. Previously, he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University, and the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto.

Sujit Choudhry’s work addresses a comprehensive range of critical issues in comparative constitutional law and politics. Professor Choudhry has written nearly 90 reports, articles, working papers and book chapters.   Check this on

In the past, Sujit Choudhry was a constitutional advisor to developing democracies. His work was to write new constitutions and amend the prevailing ones. However, he discovered that there was insufficient and outdated knowledge that hindered the effectiveness of constitutional advice. This is what prompted him to start his organization Center for Constitutional Transitions.

Sujit Choundry’s field is very involving with many constitutions getting grafted or adopted globally. As such, he begins his day by reading a wide array of online sources to stay updated. Afterwards, he checks his emails.

In his organization, according to, Choudhry brings his ideas into life by incorporating real-life examples to ensure practicability in his work. This also includes collaborating with policy partners to pinpoint critical issues in different nations for which existing research is non-existent, out-of-date or inadequate.

Sujit Choudhry is fascinated that it is easier to find constitutional information on the online platform in the modern day.

He stays productive by being a thought leader, a fet that ensures he’s always ahead in his field.

Choudhry worst career was when he was a full-time academic administrator. He learnt from that job that it is not easy to please all individuals at all times. If he was to start again, he says that he would go globally instead of just focusing on Canada alone.

Sujit recommends leaders to talk with people on the ground as they are very resourceful. He has grown his company by being entrepreneurial, responsive, opportunistic and cost effective. In case, things do not work out, he recommends one to recreate their proposal and keep trying.

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Sujit uses Fullcontact as he believes it’s the best way to manage contacts. Also he recommends leaders to read Cass Sunstein’s “Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.”  For a whole view of Choudhry’s bio, click on


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