Sujit Choudhry – Propagating the Idea of Constitutional Comparative Law Globally

Sujit Choudhry is one of the leading experts on the comparative constitutional law for years and is a prominent figure in the world of comparative law. He is one of the founding directors of Center for Constitutional Transitions. He believes that the comparative law can be instrumental in solving the political crisis the world is going through. Center for Constitutional Transitions helps in brainstorming ideas, discussing, and doing extensive research on the methodologies of comparative law and its applications in the field of law.  Sujit was interviewed recently, click to read this.

Sujit Choudhry was born to parents who were both professors and traveled around the globe. It is for this reason, Sujit Choudhry also traveled extensively during his childhood and teenage days. As both his parents were professors, the study was given prime importance, and he ended up studying law from the best universities in the world, including from the Toronto University, Harvard Law College, and Oxford Law School. After completing his studies, he served as a legal clerk under the Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Over the years, Sujit Choudhry was used as the constitutional adviser to many developing nations and has also served as the foreign legal expert for constitution building process of countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.  Check this on

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While working as a constitutional adviser for many of the emerging countries, he found that there were many loopholes in the legal systems in effect and there wasn’t a central knowledge center for all things related to the Constitution. It is for this reason he co-founded Center for Constitutional Transition. Presently, Sujit Choudhry serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor at Berkeley Law College. Previously, he has also served as the dean at the Berkeley Law.  Related article on

Sujit Choudhry has written over 90 articles, book chapters, reviews, and papers for internationally recognized law journals. He is also engaged in extensive legal research in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Some of the top books he has written include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution. He is also a consulting member of the World Bank Institute.  Continue reading on

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