Sujit Choudhry and the Center for Constitutional Transitions

If you’re unfamiliar with Sujit Choudhry, he is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Founded in 2012, the organization is part of the NYU School of Law, which focuses on achieving a greater understanding of constitution building. According to a CEOCFO magazine article, the organization was founded with the intention of helping emerging democracies not only amend existing constitutions but also aid in the creation of new ones. As a founding director, Choudhry brings considerable experience and knowledge to the organization; he has law degrees spanning three countries (Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard), and has spent years in the legal and political arena.

Choudhry’s resume of achievements is as extensive, as it is impressive; he has been hailed as a leader in comparative constitutional law, as well as politics. Additionally, due to his 20 plus years as a constitutional advisor, he has held speaking engagements in numerous countries, where he shares his experience and knowledge when it comes to constitution building. Sujit Choudhry has held speaking engagements in Jordan, Nepal, Libya, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and other countries. Choudhry was also awarded the Rhodes Scholar award, which contributed to his studies at Oxford University.   More to read on law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudhry is a prolific writer, who has published upwards of 90 articles revolving around constitutional topics, as well as other written works including “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution and Constitution Making, both of which were published in 2016. He also published “Integration or Accommodation” in 2008 and “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas in 2016.  Check indiawest.com for related article.

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As director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry plays an integral role in the organization’s partnership with think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations to facilitate the implementation of policies for those in leadership roles. In fact, the Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with an estimated 25 countries to help either streamline constitutional processes or introduce new ones.  Hop over to constitutionaltransitions.org for a related article.

Choudhry’s experience and achievements are the culmination of several years of studies, at some of the most famed universities; Sujit Choudhry earned his Bachelors of Science from McGill University in 1992, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the University of Oxford in 1994. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto, before earning a Master of Laws from the acclaimed Harvard Law School, in 1998. Related article on works.bepress.com.

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