Sujit Choudhry: Professor of Law

Sujit Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and he thinks the United States may cause a huge challenge to democratic constitutionalism, one of the greatest challenges since World War II. The constitution’s interpretation has been a topic brought to much debate recently. As an expert in constitutional law, he believes the United States’ exceptionalism may be damaged ( ┬áSujit Choudhry insists the situation in the United States has similarities to situations in other countries and a lot can be learned from those democracies.

The Center for Constitutional Transitions is a network of experts that have been from 25 different countries who share knowledge of building and revising constitutions. Prior to founding the Center for Constitutional Transition, Sujit Choudhry has had more than 20 years experience as a constitutional advisor. While there is a lot of information already available, there are still large gaps in knowledge and the organization hopes to remedy that problem.

Sujit Choudhry has law degrees from three different countries. He has a Bachelors in Law from the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto. He earned his Master’s from Harvard Law School.

He started his career as a law clerk for Rt. Hon. Antonio Lamer. He was the Chief Justice of Canada. After this coveted position, Choudhry became a professor in different capacities at the University of Toronto from 1999 to 2011, check In 2011 he began teaching at the New York University School of Law as a Cecelia Goetz Professor. Currently, he is an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Above all, there is one thing Sujit Choudhry stresses to listen to the people on the ground because they know what they need and what the situation is. Be responsive to them. Seeing things from the other point of view is important and you must immerse yourself quickly in the new environment.