A Look At Comparative Law Expert Sujit Choudhry

Comparative constitutional law is a branch of legal study which compares and contrasts different systems of constitutions around the world. The field of comparative constitutional law has become increasingly important as a number of countries around the world have need to install new constitutions due to governments being overthrown. Other stable governments have also seen the need to change or add to their constitutions and scholars who have researched the constitutional structure of other nations have helped immensely in this effort.

One of the worldwide recognized experts in comparative constitutional law is Sujit Choudhry. Choudry has been involved in this field of legal study for almost 20 years in academics. He also worked with the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance. His role with this organization was to provide research papers on how to design a constitution for hot spots in the Middle East and North Africa. Sujit Choudhry’s research and writings have also been cited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.  To read his tweets, follow his twitter.com page.

Choudhry has served as a professor of law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, the New York University School of Law, and presently at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law where he holds the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law chair. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Oxford in 1994. Related article on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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In 1996 he earned his LL.B. law degree from the University of Toronto and in 1998 he earned his Masters of Laws from Harvard Law School.  In 2012 Sujit Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions and serves as the organization’s Director. This center is the first in the world to offer a university-level education into constitution building. Constitutional Transitions also has a global network of that performs research projects that can offer evidence-based policy options to politicians.

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Choudhry has won a number of awards including being a Rhodes Scholar. He earned the Practioner of the Year award from the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto in 2011. Due to his work in advising constitution building he was given the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2010.  Check this on law.nyu.edu.

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