Spotlight on Sujit Choudhry’s Work History

Professor Choudhry is involved in research that seeks to address a number of issues in relative constitutional law and politics. This includes using constitutional design as a means of managing the transition from vicious conflict to diplomatic democratic politics. The constitutional design is also used in societies divided along ethnicity lines, secession and decentralization, federalism and semi-presidentialism. It is also applied in constitutional courts, group and minority rights, proportionality and bills of rights as well as official language policy. His research also focuses on constitutional design in the perspective of smooth transitions from a totalitarian to democratic rule, security segment oversight, constitution building and practical questions in the course of relative constitutional law study.


Professor Sujit Choudhry has written a lot on the area of Canadian constitutional law, and has published more than ninety articles, working papers, reports and book chapters. He has also authored a number of books like The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006), The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016), Constitution Making (Edward, 2016) and the Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008).

Where Does Choudhry’s Idea for His Organizations Originate from?

In a recent interview, Professor Choudhry revealed that he gets ideas from his line of work as a constitutional advisor on emerging democracies in the world drafting or amending constitutions. He recognizes the various issues and aspects that have outdated, incomplete and non-existent knowledge. His Center for Constitutional Transitions then works on generating such knowledge as well as identifying the areas that contribute towards the smooth accomplishment of constitutional changes.  For related article, click

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a globally recognized authority on politics and constitutional law. He has a long running experience and wide-ranging research in these areas. He has been involved in the constitution making processes in Jordan, Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Ukraine and Tunisia. He has given lectures in various countries in the world.  Check this on

Professor Choudhry is the Center for Constitutional Transition’s founding director. Choudhry served as the Dean at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. He is an affiliate of the United Nations Mediation Roster. He has also been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank Institute at World Bank. He holds law degrees from Harvard, Toronto and Oxford.  Hop over to this.

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