Sujit Choudhry is by far one of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals on comparative constitutional law. His reputation stems from his role as the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The organization mobilizes and generates knowledge in a bid to support constitution building. Recently, Lynn Fosse, the senior editor of CEOCFO Magazine, interviewed Sujit Choudhry whereby he revealed more details about his life and involvement with the Center for Constitutional Transitions.
During the interview, Sujit asserted that he founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions in a bid deal with the lack of adequate updated research, which affects the efficacy of constitutional advice. Sujit revealed that he is an immigrant with several law degrees from three nations. As someone who has explored both political and legal environments for a large part of his life, he has a successful career. Sujit also acknowledged his parents for emphasizing on higher education.
According to Sujit, it is important to be a good listener and responsive to all individuals on the ground, especially when working in a foreign area with people of distinct cultures. Doing so allows one to see things from the people on the ground’s point of view.
Sujit Choudhry is a globally acknowledged authority on both politics and comparative constitutional law. Aside from being a professor of law at the popular University of California’s Berkeley (school of law), he integrates an in-depth field of experience as an advisor to constitutional building processes with an extensive research agenda. Sujit has participated in constitution building in numerous countries like Ukraine, Tunisia, South Africa, Nepal, Jordan, Libya and Egypt. He holds multiple law degrees from Harvard University, Toronto and Oxford. With reference from blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Sujit’s research addresses a wide array of issues in both politics and comparative constitutional law such as federalism, semi- presidentialism, bill of rights and constitutional courts among many others. Sujit’ s level of experience and knowledge on constitutional matters have allowed him to publish more than ninety reports, working papers, articles and book chapters. Read his recent work on activistpost.com. Some of his books include Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, 2016) and The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006). Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.