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Sujit Choudhry the Constitutional Guru

Formerly the Dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Sujit Choudhry is recognized as Authority on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics across the International community. Having served as an Advisor in the constitution building processes in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen. This includes giving lectures in over Two Dozen Countries (  Along with his career accomplishments, he is academically accomplished as well by having graduated from Oxford, Harvard, and Toronto schools of Law.

After leaving Berkeley, He is the founder of The Center for Constitutional Transitions which generates and mobilizes knowledge to support existing and emerging democracies around the world. Working with over 50 experts from more than 25 countries they have built a significant body of knowledge to assist in the several types of transitions in the Constitutional process. Sujit Choudhry saw the need for this organization because of his experience being an advisor worldwide when it comes to building new or amending existing constitutions.

As a scholar for comparative constitutional law, Professor Sujit Choudhry sees that the world is facings the greats challenge to Democratic Constitutionalism since World War II. He finds that a comparative experience has never been more important in both the Mainstream Legal and within Political analysis. Seeing many of the things that the US is going through has been happened in other Constitutional Democracies under stress around the world and that the United States needs to learn from the success and failures of other countries.

Having worked with people from various countries he has found that you need to listen and be responsive to the people on the ground ( They are the key to you knowing what is going on and what is needed. Professor Choudhry finds that immersing yourself in local culture will help understand those needs and help with adjusting how you view certain issues because values in that region maybe very different from what they are in your home country.

With all this experience Professor Choudhry and the Center for Constitutional Transitions looks to launching its knowledge products this coming fall, check