Sujit Choudhry Founder and Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions

Sujit Choudhry is known to be one of the leading authorities in comparative constitutional law and has written many books and articles on the same. Ever since he entered the field, Sujit Choudhry has earned the reputation for being the global expert on comparative constitutional law and has also advised many countries for their constitutional amendments. Sujit Choudhry believes that even though the world has come far regarding technology, culture, and other aspects, the legal reforms are yet to match the progress. There are many areas in which the constitutional improvements are needed, but those aren’t present.

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Sujit Choudhry believes that many of the political crisis and situations of conflict can be resolved with the help of solutions devised through the comparative constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry has had an illustrious career and has worked with New York Law College as Professor in the past and was also appointed as the Dean at the Berkeley Law College. Currently, Sujit Choudhry serves as the professor of law at Berkeley (blogs.law.nyu.edu). Sujit Choudhry has had the pleasure of working with some of the topmost law experts from across the globe. In a recent interview that he gave, Sujit said that if he had the funds and the chance, he would form an organization to bring together world experts on comparative law together to propagate its importance more actively. It is for this reason he started the Center for Constitutional Transition, that is a unique organization (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).

Sujit Choudhry attends many events and conferences on comparative and constitutional law and recently participated in one of such conferences in Kiev, Ukraine. The conference was joined by some of the global experts on the constitution. The theme of the meeting was to discuss the political situation of Ukraine and how it can be resolved with the help of comparative law. Sujit Choudhry said that the problem of Ukraine is the weak government, lack of any substantial political party, and the semi-presidential system that is being followed. It is causing the people do not have faith in the government and their moves. Sujit said that the concentration of power is diluted in Ukraine’s political system and thus, reforms are hard to come by. For more insights from Choudhry, click on iconnectblog.com.

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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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