Sujit Choudhry is the first Indian-American Dean at the University of California. He was born in 1970 and is intellectually inclined having finished his Master’s in Law at the Harvard School of Law. His vast and in-depth knowledge of law made him one of the most recognized figures in the constitutional building process. Due to this innate ability, he was called on to provide counsel and offer advice in countries such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, and Nepal which is just a few (blogs.law.nyu.edu).
Choudhry’s recent trip to Kiev allowed him to talk with other experts about the semi-presidential system of government in Ukraine, where they tackle topics about the constitutional changes the country is dealing with at the moment. He said that it was indeed an honor for him to be talking with the experts about executive powers in the government, although he expresses concern that Ukraine’s democracy is not yet stable. And this is mainly due to the weak political parties, the legislature electoral system and the presidential power at hand.
As the Director of the prestigious Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry collaborates with professionals from over twenty-five different countries regarding political and constitutional affairs. At the moment, Professor Choudhry is a fellow leader in three worldwide collaborative research undertakings. The said projects are on Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reforms, and Territorial Cleavages. These projects have already a compilation of research and outputs that are ready for publication in 2017.
Sujit Choudhry’s research tackles a wide array of comparative constitutional law and politics. His study likewise concentrates on the design of the constitution as a channel to control the transition of governments from a violent political state to peaceful and democratic governance. Additional article on patch.com
As an author, Professor Choudhry has numerous books, papers, reports, articles, and journals that have been published. He had a significant contribution to the writing of Canada’s Constitutional Law. The International Society of Public Law and Migration of Constitutional Ideas are some of the books he has written (https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/). Countries worldwide usually consult his book on Constitution Making whenever they are in the process of drafting or amending their respective constitutions.
Sujit Choudhry’s holistic knowledge of the law has certainly gained him an international prominence that was able to bring about long-lasting partnerships with everyone he comes across with.
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