Sujit Choudhry is the Global Leader in Comparative Law

Sujit Choudhry is a world authority on comparative law. He is a Faculty Director and founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center is the first global institution based in a university that mobilizes and generates research findings to support the representative development processes.

Choudhry is a member of the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Executive Committee member of the International Society of the Public Law, the Board of Advisers for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, and the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review. Besides, he is a member of the UN Mediation Roster. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank Institute. He has actively contributed to the constitutional development processes in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Libya.

Sujit Choudhry addresses fundamental methodological approaches to comparative constitutional legislation. The University lecturer believes that a good constitutional dispensation is a key to transition from violent conflicts to peaceful societies. The constitutional process helps to unite an ethnically divided society through the creation of democratic and inclusive systems of governance. The ideal constitutional designs facilitate the development of peaceful democratic politics, the principle and practice of decentralization, peaceful transition of power, justice and fairness and equal representation. At Berkeley Law School, he ensures that students get equitable access to the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarships programs, facilitate and support students to participate in public service legal representation and other important public service careers.

Choudhry champions for political, economic and social integration and accommodation. He contributed to the reforms made by the municipal government of Toronto in 2011. Choudhry has law degrees from Harvard Law School, Oxford, and Toronto. Besides, he has served as a Rhodes Scholar and has operated as a law clerk to the Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. He leads projects that address constitutional issues around the world such as territorial disputes and cleavages, authoritarianism, security sector oversight, partisan abuse, and poor consolidation of democratic policies and practices. Professor Choudhry received the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010, which is equivalent to MacArthur award in Canada.

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