Sujit Choudhry, Comparative Constitutional Law Expert

Sujit Choudhry is an immigrant with law degrees from Toronto, Oxford, and Harvard, have worked in the legal and political environment for his whole life. His parents who happened to be both professors always had a sight for higher education for Sujit. He had a broad experience in public policies and an advisor in constitution matters in different countries.

Sujit Choudhry is a scholar on politics and comparative constitutional law. He has been the Dean school of law at the University of California at Berkeley. Also, Sujit worked at the University of Toronto as a Scholl Chair in addition to being a law professor at New York University. Refer to for more reading.  Consequently, he has served at the Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk for Chief Justice, Antonio Lamer.

Speaking to Lynn Fosse, CEOCFO Magazine Senior Editor, Sujit Choudhry stated on his achievement, especially as a constitutional advisor. One of his major accomplishments is the formation of Centre for Constitutional Transitions of which he is the director. Having written many new and amended existing constitutions in emerging democracies, Sujit realized there was a gap. The gap existed due to inadequate and outdated information on constitution matters during the constitutional transition. Check this must-read interview of Sujit.

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The Center for Constitutional Transitions has mobilized law experts, public and political decision makers from different countries and relevant NGOs. Their aim is to research, gather and rally knowledge that is evidence-based on constitution making. One of the recent achievement by the institution, Choudhry says is the launching of a research project on “Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse.”  For a recently written article of Sujit, click

From the interview, Sujit Choudhry wishes that he could form an organization that coordinates and serves as a host to the most significant constitutional case laws from all over the world and in different languages. Sujit owes his success to constantly reinventing himself by using every setback as encouragement to going back to the issue and doing it better. He states that one should be ready to listen to people’s opinion and respond to grounds people as they have the knowledge of what is going on. This is so especially in new environment and where you need to find the truth of the matter.  For more of Sujit, visit also his page.

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