Sujit Choudhry: Constitutional Law Expert

Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center For Constitutional Transitions. The Center For Constitutional Transitions is a network of experts on an international level that helps countries developing a constitution. Sujit Choudhry’s Center For Constitutional Transitions has had experts from 25 different countries. As a constitutional advisor helping create and mend constitutions, he ran into questions he didn’t have answers to. Sujit Choudhry created this network to fill the gap from the lack of updated research on the subject.

As an immigrant, Sujit Choudhry has managed to earn three different law degrees from three different countries. These aforementioned degrees are from Toronto, Harvard, and Oxford. His parents stressed to Sujit Choudhry how important higher education, they were both professors. Additionally, he has extensive experience with public policy which has given him a great deal of knowledge with political decision making.

The interpretation of the constitution has been actively growing interest in the United States and with Sujit Choudhry’s experience, he can offer a lot of insight into the subject ( As a scholar of comparative law, Sujit Choudhry believes the United States may be headed towards the biggest constitutional challenge since World War II.  The citizens of the United States no longer have unwavering faith in their country’s exceptionalism. He doesn’t believe the situation in the US is unique, a lot can be learned from other countries that have experienced similar situations.

Sujit Choudhry is a professor at the University of California’s School of Law at Berkeley. Prior to this, he taught at the New York University School of Law as a Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law and the University of Toronto. The former Rhodes Scholar’s first professional position was for the Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada, Rt. Hon. Antonio Lamer.

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A well-published author, Sujit Choudhry has had more than ninety book chapters, articles and other texts published. He is also a member of several political and law-related organizations including being on the Indian Constitutional Law Review as an honorary member.


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