Professor Sujit Choudhry Makes a Milestone in Constitutional Law and Politics

Professor Sujit Choudhry, also recognized as the I. Michael Heyman of Law at the prestigious University of California, stands out internationally for his input in comparative constitutional law and politics. In addition to his in-depth experience in this field, he also serves as a credible advisor on matters of constitution drafting processes. Sujit has aided countries like Ukraine, Libya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Jordan, and Nepal in either amendment or in developing their constitutions. With reference to

Academic credentials and career

Professor Sujit Choudhry is a degree holder in Law from Oxford University as well as from Toronto and Harvard Universities. He is also a Rhodes Scholar. Sujit worked at the Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk in the office of Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Before moving to the University California, Professor Choudhry was at New York University as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law. In Toronto University, he was the School Chair. He is also an author and editor of book chapters, articles, reports, and working papers on constitutional law.

Choudhry founded The Centre for Constitutional Transitions with the aim of generating and bringing together information that is relevant to constitution building. Experts from over twenty-five countries, multilateral organizations, NGOs, and think tanks have benefited from Choudhry’s expertise. He argues that his organization is meant to provide up-to-date research, which is fundamental to constitutional development.

Globally, there has been enormous interest in the interpretation of the constitution. Sujit as a scholar of comparative constitutional law explains the political situation in the whole world as similar.  More of Sujit’s insight in this article on  Therefore, a comparison of any two constitutional democracies cannot be used to give conclusive legal and political analysis.

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Professor Sujit Choudhry together with his organization is collaborating with the International Institute for Democracy to roll out thematic research in the field of constitutional law. The research and policy outputs are set to be published in 2017. Sujit believes that peaceful democratic politics can be attained by implementing results of various constitutional development studies.  For more of Sujit, visit his page.

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