Sujit Choudhry: Expert in Comparative Constitutional Law

The Center for Constitutional Transitions is a center which has been formed in order to fill the gap that Sujit Choudhry noticed when he was helping new democracies form constitutions: there was no collection of evidence that was up-to-date, researched, and easy to access when it was needed. He sought to fill that gap by creating the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which now connects 50 experts from over 25 countries, and forms a valuable resource for countries around the globe that are experiencing changes within the form of their constitution, or may even be forming a constitution for the first time.

In an interview with CEOCFO Magazine, Sujit Choudhry explained that he feels his greatest accomplishment has been “Bringing together experts – leading practitioners and scholars – from around the world to create global knowledge networks”. This is exactly what he has done with the Center for Constitutional Transitions project, and it is an accomplishment indeed. The center will not only pull together experts and compile research from all over the globe, it will also conduct research actively. This coming fall, Choudhry states that the center will engage in three large scale research efforts. The studies wall each focus on a specific theme regarding democracy and constitution formation, and will be conducted in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Choudhry seemed, in his interview, to be proud of the networks of people and the sense of community that he has fostered through his work. He stated, “Those networks outlive our projects”.  Follow his latest tweets on

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Sujit Choudhry holds law degrees from Toronto, Oxford, and Harvard. In addition to directing the Center for Constitutional Transitions, he is a professor of law at the University of California Berkeley. More to read on

Sujit Choudhry is regarded as an expert within the law community, specifically regarding comparative constitutional law. He has worked in an advising role along with countries that undergo shifts in political systems, as they forge new constitutions or re-evaluate old ones. The countries that he has advised include Ukraine, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Libya and Jordan. Check  He has published works regarding constitutional law, and continues to write, publish, and speak.

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