Sujit Choudhry: World Renown Authority On Constitutional Law

June 9th, 2017

As an expert on comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry has years of experience as a constitutional advisor for emerging democracies. Choudhry traveled extensively around the world to help build new constitutional democracies. From his travels, Sujit Choudhry created the idea of building a global network for helping to form constitutional law in divided societies. The Center for Constitutional Transitions was founded by Choudhry to organize constitutional law experts to produce research-based policy options.

Sujit Choudhry combines his global background with law degrees from three different countries to approach constitutional law with an empathetic viewpoint. In the future, Choudhry hopes to create a new organization that organizes and hosts constitutional case-law globally. Currently, Sujit Choudhry is launching three global research projects in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Choudhry is now the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, check Continuing to travel around the world, Choudhry speaks in over two dozen countries about constitutional law and to date has published ninety articles, papers, reports and book chapters.

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Studying at universities that include the University of Oxford, University of Toronto and Harvard Law School, Sujit Choudhry is an expert in aspects of constitutional law. Choudhry has participated in advisory roles for creating constitutional laws in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Napel, South Africa and Ukraine.  Based on   To generate support for constitutional law building, he became the director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has over 50 experts from over 25 countries and partners with multilateral organizations, NGOs and think tanks.

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Choudhry has achieved the award of being a Rhodes Scholar and a law clerk for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer for the Supreme Court of Canada. Throughout Choudhry’s research he addresses a variety of issues related to constitutional law including semi-presidentialism, minority and group rights, constitutional courts and official language policy. Sujit Choudhry continues to write for Canadian constitutional law and has published over ninety working papers, reports, book chapters and articles.

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