SUJIT CHOUDHRY: A MAN DEDICATED TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Studying and attaining not one but three law degrees is no easy job. Sujit Choudhry, the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions attained his degrees from Oxford, Toronto and Harvard all in comparative constitutional law. This is a field of law that seeks to analyze various foreign legal systems with an aim to study its similarities and differences. It then establishes middle ground where the various systems can interact and maximize their purpose to the societies involve. He then dedicated his life to teaching, practicing and implementing constitutional law for the benefit of his society and the world in general. Choudhry hopes that through constitutional design, the world especially the divided societies, can gracefully embrace peaceful democratic politics as opposed to violent ones.

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Center for Constitutional Transitions is the first center based in a university that aims at mobilizing support for constitutional building.  Sujit Choudhry uses this institution to further his works in constitutional law. He is also currently the I.Michael Heyman Professor of law at Berkeley law school. He has previously held the position of Dean at the same institution. Other institutions that he has worked with include the NYU School of Law where he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law and University of Toronto where he held the position of Scholl Chair of the Faculty of Law. As a professor, he not only teaches students but also mentors them to become better ambassador of constitutional law.

Choudhry has done lots of research in constitutional law and has written numerous peer reviewed papers, articles and even books. Some of his famous works include Constitution Making : Constitutional Law Series #2 which  Sujit Choudhryco-authored with Tom Ginsburg in 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitution also published in 2016 and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?, published in 2008. Due to his great works, he has received several awards and recognition. For example, he was one of four Canadians to receive the Trudeau Fellowship; one of the most prestigious awards in Canada.  Check tech.co about this.

His massive experience has been of great help to societies facing constitutional transitions. He has worked in countries such as Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He is also a member of the Legal Aid Ontario Board of Directors. This is an international legal assistance program. He has also led in major constitutional developments in Canada. For instance, he served in the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel which led to major reforms in the municipal government of Toronto.

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