Sujit Choudhry specializes in comparative law through which he has managed to study and understand the law in most of the different jurisdictions across the world. He is the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. The organization brings together practicing lawyers from various countries where they put their heads together in finding solutions to the teething challenges that often arise during constitution making processes. This knowledge has aided in covering for constitutional deficiencies during the drafting of constitutions of over 25 developing democracies. In an interview with CEOCFO in April this year, the law professor said that without legal think tanks like him and others standing in the gap, some constitutions would end up leaving some fundamental governance issues insufficiently addressed.
Sujit Choudhry can be said to be a global citizen. He holds three degrees in law, each from a different country. This, coupled with the fact that his parents were both professors, has molded him into the great person he is today. He told CEOCFO that despite him being an immigrant, his education background enables him to navigate his way through the American legal society. He also noted that his passion for studying and understanding different legal systems gives him an upper hand regarding knowledge, compared to most legal and political analysts in the United States.
The history of constitutionalism should be changed according to Sujit Choudhry. With the luxury of time and unlimited funds, he would establish an organization that would take legal conversations to a multilingual level. At that level, constitutions would be analyzed in all the languages of the world.
Being a highly accomplished professional, one would wonder which of Choudhry’s achievements he holds in high regard. According to him, however, managing to bring together experts from across the world stands out as his biggest of successes. To read his point of view on certain issue, check activistpost.com.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry’s efforts in constitutional making processes have borne fruits in countries, such as Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka among others. Related article on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Sujit Choudhry has also held senior positions in faculties of law in universities, such as University of California, NYC-based University, and the University of Toronto. He is an LLM holder from Harvard Law School.
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