Sujit Choudhry, the Comparative Constitutional Law Expert

Sujit Choudhry is the managing director of the Centre for Constitutional Transition, which specializes in research and knowledge mobilization in support and development of constitution building assembly and carrying out research projects that offer evidence-based policies to key stakeholders.

Professor Choudhry previously worked at New York University as the Cecilia Goetz Professor of Law before taking up his current position as the Dean, School of Law –University of California, Beckley. He also doubles up as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the same institution. He is a law graduate of Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford; A scholar from Rhodes who worked with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Antonio Lamer as a law clerk.  With reference to

Professor Choudhry is an expert in comparative constitutional law and politics. His notable for his advisory role in constitution building process in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Egypt, Jordan, and Libya click for additional reading. He is an authority that combines wide-ranging research in law and extensive field experience to address diverse issues in comparative constitutional law and politics.

He implements constitutional design tool that manages transitions from violent to peaceful democracies, design constitutions in ethnically divided nations, federalism, secession, official language policy, bills of right and proportionality. He was instrumental in the development of other constitutional designs that facilitate transitions to democratic rule from authoritarian rule; security sector oversights, constitution building, and development of methodological questions for use when studying comparative constitutional law. Follow him on his page.

Sujit Choudhry has authored and published several book chapters, over ninety articles, reports and working papers. Some of his books include; Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008) and Constitution Making (Edgar Elgar, 2016).

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Professor Choudhry is a member of the international advisory board of the Institute of the Integrated Transitions (IFIT), he sits on several boards including the Constitutional Review Editorial Board, the International Journal of Constitutional Law and the Cambridge Studies advisory board in Constitutional law. Professor Choudhry is a consultant for the World Bank. Sujit Choudhry offers mediation services for the United Nations whenever a member state requires arbitration on legal matters.  For more related article, click this.

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