Sujit Choudhry: The Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry serves as the I. Michael Hayman Professor of Law at the University of California and precisely at the prestigious Berkeley School of Law. Previously, he had worked as the Dean at the school of Law in the University of California for a couple of years before assuming the role of the professor of Law. Also, he has worked in the law schools at the University of Toronto as well as New York University.

Professor Choudhry takes pride in his law degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and Toronto. He was a Scholar at Rhodes and also had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Chief Justice Antonio Lamer who served as the Supreme Court of Canada.  More to read about him on

Sujit Choudhry stands out as a professor and academically distinguished personality on comparative constitutional law and politics. In fact, he has given speeches to over twenty-four countries across the globe. Notably, what makes him stand out is his in-depth field experiences in his career journey combined with wide ranging research agendas from time to time. Also, his exposure to various aspects of the constitutional law has continued to sharpen his skills and make him an incredible person in the legal field. Such activities comprise situations like his advisory services during the constitution building process in Nepal, Egypt, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Libya, Ukraine, and Tunisia.

Professor Choudhry’s research Scoping

Professor Sujit’s research projects cover various aspects of the comparative constitutional politics and law such as constitutional design as an effective tool to deal with the transition between conflicting politics to peaceful democratic politics, decentralization and secession, federalism and constitutional design in ethnically divided communities. Further, his research projects also seek to address issues like constitutional courts, minority and group rights, semi-presidentialism, the transition from authoritarian to democratic rule among others.

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Most of his writings have concentrated on Canadian constitutional law. Professor Choudhry has published over ninety book chapters, articles, reports, and working papers.  Check for his latest authored article.   Currently, Professor Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which generates and mobilizes knowledge and understanding in the Constitution building through various ways like assembling international networks of experts to offer evidence based policies.  Related article on

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