Sujit Choudhry Speaks of His Contributions in Comparative Constitutional Law

Recently, Lynn Fosse, the senior editor at CEOCFO Magazine engaged Sujit Choudhry, an individual associated with the comparative constitutional law. He is the founder of Center for Constitution Transitions, an organization that mobilizes the best minds in the development of constitutions. The institution partners with a global network of agencies, NGOsA and experts in constitution building. To date, Center for Constitutional Transitions has taken part in the development of the law in over 25 countries. Having participated in the design of the Constitution in several countries, Sujit Choudhry realized that a gap and questions were arising during transitions. Therefore, he founded the organization with the aim of bridging the gap.

Sujit Choudhry has degrees in Law from three countries. The knowledge of the different legal practices allowed him to understand and adapt to various legal fields. Additionally, his Law degrees from Toronto, Oxford and Harvard have contributed immensely towards his career success. As a scholar of comparative law and in particular, the element of the constitution, Sujit Choudhry says that the world is gravitating towards a time when the interpretation of the constitution is much needed. Additionally, he says that the comparative aspect of the law is rarely used in the mainstream legal analysis. When he was asked to comment on the challenges and rewards of working on a global level, Sujit Choudhry said that in every aspect, listening to the response on the ground is important. Never take assumptions and quickly adapt to the political and constitutional environment. Refer to, for an extensive reading about Sujit.

Affixation to a particular outcome brought discouragement to him. However, with time, Sujit learned that constant reinvention is key to success. One of his achievement includes the ability to bring experts together, leading practitioners and scholars, and eventually, creating a global network.  For a relevant article about Sujit, click this law blog on

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Sujit Choudhry is an international figure recognized for his knowledge in comparative constitutional law and his contributions towards the development of constitution in different countries. Sujit combined research with field experience to help build the laws in Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia among many others. He is a sought after speaker on matters relating to the constitutions. Choudhry has addressed different conferences across the globe.  For the latest updates and blogs, visit his page.

Today, Sujit Choudhry is the director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit lectured at New York University and the University of Toronto. He is also well versed in constitutional design and its application in the management of transitions especially from conflict to democratic politics.  Check this relevant article,  recently written by Sujit on

Hit and read Sujit’s answers to this five-questions interview with him.

June 27, 2017

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