When you want to research different legal systems, that study is called comparative law and you can’t think about comparative law without thinking of international authority, Sujit Choudhry. Born in 1970 and originally from New Delhi, India, Mr. Choudhry is currently the twelfth Dean of University of California’s, Berkeley School of Law and is the first from his culture to serve in such a capacity.
With an educational history as impressive as his professional credentials, Sujit attended:
- High school at the University of Toronto Schools;
- McGill University where he studied biology;
- University of Oxford to obtain an undergraduate degree in law and a Rhodes Scholar;
- University of Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Laws; and
- Harvard Law School to obtain his Masters of Law.
Well endorsed for his skills in legal research, policy analysis, and constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry is also a tenured associate professor at the University of Toronto. As an influential member of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel, he was instrumental in gaining significant reform to Toronto governance. In 2006, he was honored by the Ontario government by being named to the board of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). Known as one of the largest publicly funded legal assistance programs in the world, Sujit was also a supporter of Canadian same sex marriage. As counsel of record for the Canadian Supreme Court, Dean Choudhry managed at least two high profile cases. One revolving around Guantanamo detainees plus the Charkaoui security case.
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As the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, the professor is involved in improving knowledge that supports the construction of the constitution. The center is known internationally for its contributions to educational institutions and think tanks. Related articles on pluralism.ca
In January, 2017 the dean released the latest publication in which he was an expert participant. The “Constitution Making,” is a series of academic contributions articles on constitutional law. He authored the introduction and co-edited portions with a fellow law professor.
Most recently in a February, 2017 interview, Sujit revealed that he is currently working on three major research projects. When asked what other expert individuals, he follows, he mentioned Steve Levitsky, Lucan Way, and Andreas Wimmer, all recognized competitive authorities.
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Dean Choudhry, has lectured in over two dozen countries and has intense experience advising on the process of constitutional construction in:
- South Africa;
- Sri Lanka;
- Tunisia; and
With two active children at home, Sujit is challenged to find more time to spend on his writings. More read on crunchbase.com