Born in 1970 in New Delhi, India, Sujit Choudhry is a world-renowned expert on comparative constitutional law. Mr. Choudhry attended high school in the University of Toronto Schools. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Sujit Choudhry, lawyer, author and educator, has obtained law degrees from three different countries. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford while studying for his law degree, was the recipient of the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship during his studies at Harvard Law School and also received a law degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Choudhry is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions.
CEOCFO MAGAZINE spoke with Sujit Choudhry in an interview on April 24, 2017 (“Sujit Choudhry Supports Constitutional Change in Emerging Democracies”). In the interview, Mr. Choudhry expounds on the ideas that went into the founding of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, his unique perspective in looking at global comparative constitutional law and the challenges within this field of study today in the United States and internationally. More on works.bepress.com.
His position as a native of India with law degrees from the United States, England and Canada, of course, lends to his perspective a global-comparative underpinning. His advice to those approaching this line of study is to always listen to the people within the country and culture you are working with (patch.com). They know what they want and know what works, which may or may not have parallels with what is found in the United States.
On the subject of the interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, Mr. Choudhry states that Americans may be facing some of the greatest challenges in this regard since World War II. He indicates that what is happening now in the United States is similar to what is happening to other constitutional democracies that are under stresses, of one sort or another, in other parts of the world.
Mr. Choudhry feels there is a strong need to bring together leading scholars and practitioners to examine case-law from around the world to effect positive changes.
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