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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Sujit Choudhry, the Constitutional Expert and State Advisor

Sujit Choudhry is the Law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and is recognized for his contribution and expertise in comparative constitutional law. He was the Dean of the School of Law and was in there for two years. Sujit was the Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and the Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. With his vast experience, he has received the Trudeau Fellowship.

He has managed to help and influence the direction in which countries follow in governance. In 1996 he was a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Sujit Choudhry finished his degree at the Harvard School of Law and the university’s Center for Ethics. His career started when he worked at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor. To read an important interview with Sujit, click on ceocfointerviews.com

Experience has helped him come up with efficient ways to make laws and constitutions for countries.  See constitutionaltransitions.org.  He bases his recommendation on the research that he carries out. He goes to the center of the society to get the field connection so that he makes laws fitting them. Sujit has offered advice to countries and organizations. Sujit Choudhry has been in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa when they wanted new constitutions that met needs of the citizens.

When he is teaching, giving talks and lectures to law students and law practitioners, he insists that justice will be delivered to the people well if the constitution is designed in a right way. People with different cultures and origin can unite and use it as a form of unity. Dictatorial states together with the war zones can change and be peaceful democratic nations by putting together the Decentralization, Federalism and Secession strategies that will help in influencing and promote fairness in a country. The effect of the change will be felt in the grass root, and people will be united and support human rights because of equal treatment.  Read more blogs, visit Sujit’s linkedin.com page.

According to fundacity.com, Sujit is involved in implementing the constitution, and he edits books and journals. He is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which comes up with knowledge in legal structure development.  Additional reading on here.