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Sujit Choudhry, Constitutional Scholar

Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center of Constitution Transitions. This is an organization that mobilizes knowledge in support of creating constitutions in emerging democracies throughout the world. They have worked with over 50 experts from more than 25 countries and partner with a global network of organizations. Sujit Choudhry worked for many years writing constitutions for emerging democracies. He found that certain questions arise again and again in the field and didn’t have enough support to answer them. The Center of Constitution Transitions was created to fill that gap.

Sujit is an immigrant, with law degrees from three countries. He has navigated fresh political and legal environments his whole life, and credits his success to it, and to his parents dedication to higher education. Sujit Choudhry is a scholar of comparative constitutional law, and sees the situation in the US currently as analogous to the situations in struggling constitutional democracies around the world. For an update of Sujit timeline activities,  hit on

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Sujit Choudhry has previously been the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University, and currently sits as a legal professor at the University of California. He has worked directly in law as the aid to a supreme justice, and has published numerous papers and books. Beyond that he has been the advisor and writer for the constitutions of many developing nations and burgeoning democracies.  Check this recent work authored by Sujit on

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Sujit Choudhry is a member the a great number of scientifically important review and advisory boards, including to the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario which is one of the premier legal assistance programs in the world to receive public funding. He supported the legalization of same-sex marriage in canada. Sujit Choudhry has also won numerous awards and recognitions for his work. In 2011 the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto awarded him with Practitioner of the year.  Check for related article.

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