A Look At How Sujit Choudhry Became A Leading Voice In Constitutional Law

As the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, Sujit Choudhry is a leading authority of comparative constitutional law. He is sought out around the world as a speaker at conferences that involve constitutional law, constitution making, and politics. His advice and research has also been used by politicians in countries across the globe that needed to create and/or modify a constitution including in places like Nepal, Libya, South Africa, and Ukraine.

Sujit Choudhry has been in the world of academics since 1999 when he was named as an Assistant Professor of the Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law,  see indiawest.com for more details. He has also been a law professor at the New York University School of Law for a number of years. Prior to teaching the law, he was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for a year, serving Chief Justice Antonio Lamer.


In 1988 Choudhry started his university education at McGill University, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science. In 1994 he graduated from the University of Oxford with a law degree, as well as graduating in 1996 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Laws. He earned his Masters of Laws degree in 1998 from Harvard Law School. Try this site.

In 2012, Sujit Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions, a unique organization that generates research about comparative constitutional law meant to provide public policy makers with evidence-based research. He has developed partnerships around the globe with other organizations as part of this effort, including multinational organizations, NGO’s, and think tanks. Good facts here on works.bepress.com.

Sujit Choudhry has said that, once you establish yourself as a thought leader, there will be plenty of institutions and individuals who are eager to work with you. It also helps that his industry is exceedingly busy. Just since 1978, Sujit has pointed out that 185 new constitutions have been developed. He spends several hours a day keeping current on new developments, as well as writing research articles for publication. He is a great believer in being highly efficient, entrepreneurially minded, and nimble when performing his work. Hit this blog, blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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