Sujit Choudhry Career and Global Contributions

Sujit Choudhry, the previous school Chair at Toronto University and law Professor at New York University now act as Berkeley’s Dean. At Berkeley, University of California, he is also a Law professor majoring in Constitutional law and politics. His contribution in the field, constitution building process, has helped countries like Nepal, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and South Africa. Professor Choudhry’s qualifications and experience speak for themselves, holding degrees from top universities: Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto.

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For Sujit Choudhry, leadership is more than just power but bettering the society especially in ethnically divided communities. Change can only come when we change, constitution and administration styles like decentralization and secession, federalism, semi-presidential should vary and include constitutional courts, group, and minority rights.

Based on (, Choudhry has also contributed his knowledge in law through articles, reports, working papers and books like “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006).” Center for Constitutional Transitions (CCT), is another platform he uses to spread and generate the knowledge internationally.

The world is a dynamic place, with constitutions rewritten rapidly, so the professor starts his day by getting informed of the current affairs online. Sujit then oversees ongoing projects either by email or coordinating with his specialists and finally taking a few hours to write and read new researches. According to the Professor, he started the organization, CCT, to fill the knowledge gap and do away with the outdated constitutional law through the identification of critical global and local issues.

CCT works with lots of experts in various countries and policy partners around the world using multiple languages to achieve the same results. Where knowledge lacks or is conventional, they find a way around it, as he puts it, “Our work emanates from real-life examples.”

Just as the internet connects the world, the same way it combines the constitution which governs the people and this is what intrigues Choudhry. “Constitutions belong to everyone,” as he puts it; explaining it is not just reserved for the educated experts, but now people can contribute to it through online platforms.

According to the professor, he regrets his time as an academic administrator, not doing what he loved most; dealing with constitutional issues. Though, if he were to do something differently, would be to think what’s coming next and instead of researching on Canada, he would have focused on the world.

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