Sujit Choudhry: An Expert in Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry is recognized internationally as an expert on constitutional law and political matters. He has spoken in thirty different countries, and he also combines a wide range of research agenda together with in-depth field experience as a constitution building advisor in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Myanmar.

Over the last 20 years, Sujit Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor in a wide variety of contexts such as political violence and ceasefire conditions. He has experience dealing with leading stakeholder consultations, facilitation of public dialogue sessions with the civil society groups among other stakeholders. Additionally, he is also involved in engaging parliamentarians and party leaders, drafting of memoranda in the field, and technical reports.

Despite being born in Delhi, India, Sujit Choudhry grew up in Canada and was greatly encouraged by his parents to nurture his skills by listening to the radio as well as reading newspapers daily during his childhood years. Having been brought up by parents who were both professors, they wanted nothing more than seeing their children follow into their footsteps.

Sujit Choudhry’s mother and father were intellectuals in their field where they both taught at Toronto University. Starting out, Choudhry was enrolled as a medical student before developing an interest in the field of law after spending a summer in bioethics center as an intern.

Later on, Choudhry attended the Oxford University where he earned his degree in law in 1994, and in 1996 he went on to earn a law degree from Toronto University. In 1998, he was awarded a graduate degree at the Harvard law school. After one year Choudhry started working at the Toronto University as a professor, and in 1994 he gained a tenure which led him to be a highly rated professor at the school.

In his years of experience, Sujit Choudhry has conducted plenty of research in various constitutional laws. Some of the subjects which he has covered in his research include;

  • The bill of rights
  • The minority and group rights
  • The security sector oversight
  • Semi-presidential
  • Secession, decentralization, and federalism, among others.

He also has many publications and lectures, but most of his research papers include the Canadian constitutional law. He also has more than 100 articles, as well as books which are all under his name.