Sujit Choudhry and His Work

February 7, 2018

Sujit Choudhry, a law professor, met up with experts in Ukraine to talk about the semi-presidential government system and constitutional challenges that have arisen in Ukraine. The discussion was hosted by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an organization that supports democracy around the world. Choudhry was also joined by Sumit Bisarya and Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University. Other participants of the roundtable include Vladimir Vasilenko, representative of Ukraine; Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of the Constitutional Commission; Viktor Musiaka, representative of the Supreme Council president; and Ihor Koliushko, advisor to the president of Ukraine, 2005-2006.  Additional article on

A Note About His Constitutional Expertise

Sujit Choudhry is the Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkley, School of Law where he also served as the Dean. He was also the Professor of Law at New York University and the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto. He has spoken in over two dozen countries about constitutional law and politics. He has been an advisor to constitutional process in many countries including South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Libya for over 20 years. As an advisor, he has held public discussions with civil groups and stakeholders, led stakeholder consultations, did advisory work with technical experts, trained civil servants, and bureaucrats, met with party leaders, and drafted technical reports.  More of his legal views here.

He is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and helps to generate new ideas to support constitutional building. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with over 50 experts in over 25 countries. With the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Sujit Choudhry leads three research projects. Sujit Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford University, Toronto and Harvard, a Rhodes scholar and served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.  Have a better insight into his career choices, hit

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