Sujit Choudhry founded The Center for Constitutional Transition to promote constitution building by creating and implementing models based on knowledge generated by the collaborative efforts of international experts in the field, key stakeholders and policy makers, think tanks and non- governmental organizations.
A scholar of Constitutional Law, holding law degrees in three countries has given Sujit Choudhry an understanding of how the Constitutional build process works at functional and theoretical levels. His adoption of a perspective that looks at the country’s needs involving both an understanding of its stakeholders and its history has produced exceptional outcomes during his career (law.nyu.edu).
Having worked with more than 50 experts in their fields in over 25 countries has given the Center for Constitutional Transition a broad footprint in the democracy producing efforts throughout the globe (http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/). That experience has also brought Choudhry and the organization into contact with a significant amount of literature on the subject.
Choudhry advocates a system that does not let an unrealistic bias towards the theoretical “perfect” stand in the way of “the good.” By implementing this paradigm, he has been able to produce successful outcomes in the face of major setbacks by remaining focused and having an iterative solution building process. He shares that he’s not unwilling to go back to the drawing board as the necessity arises.
The presupposition that the way Americans do things is the best way limits the effectiveness of how successful Constitutional efforts that derive from that paradigm can be.
He states that we may be up against the largest challenge to liberal global democracy since World War 2. Sujit Choudhry emphasizes that a viewpoint that adopts a comparative experience perspective is critical to effectively analyzing high profile legal issues and politics. Additional reading on patch.com.
About Sujit Choudhry
Currently Sujit Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transition and sits as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law.
Choudhry has served in a number of academic positions including as a tenured Associate Professor of Law and Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and as a Cecilia Goetz Professor of Law at New York School of Law.
Reared by parents who were both professors, the formative value placed on higher education carried into Choudhry’s adult life, with his earning an LL.B. from Toronto University, a Bachelor of Arts in Law from Oxford and an LL.M. from Harvard.