Sujit Choudhry: a Powerful Player in the Constitutional Building Process

Sujit Choudhry is a scholar and a renowned guru in comparative and constitutional law. Professor Choudhry works as a lecturer of law at the revered University of California. His extensive expertise in comparative law has placed him at the forefront in matters of constitution building. This experience has landed him on the podium in more than two dozen countries to address various countries, including Nepal, Israel, South Africa, and Tunisia, on issues of comparative law.

Professor Choudhry’s career history

Professor Choudhry has a number of law degrees from esteemed universities such as Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford. He is also the recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. At the start of his law profession, Professor Choudhry worked for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has held many high-ranking positions in the majority of the institutions he has worked for, including the University of Toronto where he acted as an associate professor and later School Chair. Professor Choudhry also used to work for the New York University School of Law for three years as the lecturer of Law.

Professor Choudhry has played a huge role in the development of Canadian constitutional law.  According to, he has also published over ninety working papers and reports. Some of the books written by Prof Choudhry include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution and Constitution Making. Professor Choudhry holds a senor post in the Scientific Advisory Board, the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review, and the International Society of Public Law. Professor Choudhry also serves as a consultant to the World Bank Institute.  To read Sujit’s blogs, hop over to Sujit’s page

Center for Constitutional Transitions

In 2012, Professor Sujit Choudhry opened the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which is still operational up to date. This organization pioneers in the mobilization of knowledge to bring new insights to the legal structure. Under Professor Choudhry’s leadership, this Institute has established an international network of professionals that conduct thematic research and provide evidence-based policy.

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Professor Choudhry is a proficient researcher whose approaches address issues of politics, constitutional, and comparative law. He is also involved researching matters such as:

  • Federalism
  • Minority and group rights
  • Decentralization and secession
  • Constitution Building
  • Security sector oversight
  • Legal designs transitioning from authoritarian to democratic

The Center for Constitutional Transitions works in partnership with NGO’s, think tanks, and a global network of multilateral organizations. Professor Choudhry employs three key strategies to grow this foundation, which include entrepreneurship, cost-effectiveness, and opportunistic skills.  To read more about Sujit, visit his website at

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