Sujit Choudhry Inputs on Constitutional Reforms

The center for constitutional transitions is a body dedicated to helping countries, and leaders decipher the complexities of a constitution. It aims to help leaders integrate their constitution to promote democracies and human rights among its citizens. Through research and collaboration, the center focuses on introducing policies for an all-inclusive government. The Center has partnered with 50+ experts, NGOs, think tanks, and multilateral organizations from 25+ countries.

Professor Sujit Choudhry has worked with the center for constitutional transitions as the Director from 2012 to help policymakers build constitutions that includes all the partisans within a region. He has edited and published academic articles, journals, books, and reports on matters constitution. Some of his books are; The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, and Constitution Making (  His experience as an advisor on the constitutional building has enabled him to participate in constitutional building processes in countries such as Tunisia, South Africa, Libya, Jordan, Nepal etcetera. Professor Sujit Choudhry also participated in seminars and lectures in different countries in the world to provide awareness on peaceful politics.  Check

On July 10th 2017 Sujit Choudhry with a team of other constitutional experts attended a workshop held by Ukraine primary think tanks to discuss the presidential system in Ukraine. He was honored to be in the workshop ( Sujit Choudhry pointed out that the political instability in Ukraine was due to the concentration of powers at the executive level, the feeble political parties, and the poorly managed election system. Some of the notable attendees of the workshop were Vladimir Vasilenko a human rights activist in Ukraine, Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University, Ukraine’s Presidential advisor. Such keynote speaker provided inputs on the constitutional challenges being faced in Ukraine.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is currently collaborating with other researchers on projects set to be published within the year. These projects are aimed to provide educative findings and suggestions on how to protect the right of minorities and promote democracies in authoritarian regions. He also provides constitution consultation to both the United Nations Mediation Roster and World Bank Institute. The professor was a Dean at the School of Law at University of California, Berkeley. He was also the Cecilia Goetz Law Professor at the New York University plus the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto.

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Comparative Law Expert Sujit Choudhry

Comparative law is the study of legal systems and comparing them to one another. It is one of the most interesting and exciting parts of law to study as a result. When studying comparative law, individuals will be able to go over the constitutional law of a given nation and compare it to other nations. While this may be very useful for legal educators and scholars, it is also quite beneficial for governments, businesses and legal professionals as well. Using comparative law can help government entities find better ways to negotiate trade deals as well as put together foreign policy agreements such as treaties. For businesses, comparative law can help them learn more about a nation’s business laws and therefore find ways to expand their operations. With comparative law, a number of individuals and entities will greatly benefit.  More on

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One person who is a well known expert in comparative law is Sujit Choudhry. He is a legal educator who has spent most of his career teaching law at various law schools in both Canada and the United States. Sujit Choudhry has also spent some portion of his career working for the government. When he first began his career, Sujit worked for the Canadian Supreme Court. This allowed him to work under the head of the court which gave him valuable experience learning the legal framework of Canada. During this time, he gained a considerable amount of knowledge about Canada’s constitution which would allow him to teach constitutional law at the University of Toronto. Choudhry would eventually become the assistant dean at the law school as well.  Reference:

Sujit Choudhry moved to the United States to advance his legal career. He would get a position at the University of California Berkeley, check on  With this opportunity, Sujit Choudhry became a professor who taught constitutional law. After a year, Sujit would get appointed as the dean of the law school. This allowed him to become the first Indian American to hold such a position in the school’s history. Sujit Choudhrywould also get involved in international law where he helped foreign leaders draft a new constitution for their respective nations.  Follow Sujit’s blogs on his page.