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Sujit Choudhry: the Phenomenal International Constitutional Amendment Champion Scholar

Sujit Choudhry is Professor of Law and former Dean of Berkeley Law. He is a world-renowned influence on constitutional law, comparative and related legal development. His research addresses practicalities in comparative constitutional law as a means to manage peaceful democratic politics. Particularly, in culturally divided people and acts as a legal designer in evolution from dictatorial to democratic rule.


He has several published works including articles, books, working reports and thesis on Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006) and The Integration of Accommodation (2008). Choudhry is one of the administrative committee members of the ISPL, a Board of Editors of the Constitutional Court Review Editorial Board member (South Africa), and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law.


Sujit Choudhry combines an extensive research program with profound field experience as a law development processes advisor to countries including in Nepal, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Ukraine. He has lectured in over two dozen countries. His research addresses federalism, semi-presidentialists, bills of rights and proportionality; decentralization and secession, constitutional courts, marginalized and group rights, official language policy change from dictatorship to democratic rule; security sector oversight and constitution building.


Choudhry is a member of the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, and the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review.


According to his Linkedin profile, Prof. Choudhry is the Center for Legal Transitions Founder; Director. The agency produces and Marshall’s knowledge in the upholding of the law formation. Its current projects deal with Territorial havens in Legal Transitions Security Section changes, and legal transitions in upcoming democracies, protecting Democratic emerges from authoritarian deserters and supporter abuse. Prof Choudhry acts as a UN Mediation Roster member, a former World Bank consultant and the UN Development Program.


In Canada, he served as the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel member. The Toronto Advisory proposed the necessary restructuring of municipal government in Toronto. Choudhry also sat on the Legal Aid Board of Directors – Ontario.


Before joining Berkeley Law, Sujit was a Cecelia Goetz Law Professor at NYU school of Law, and also served as the chairman at the School Law Faculty, Toronto University. Choudhry received the Canadian Trudeau Fellowship award in 2010. He has several law degrees from Toronto, Harvard, Oxford, and he is also a Rhodes alumni. He worked as a law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Lamer – Canada.