A graduate of Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto University, Sujit Choudhry is nothing short of a master of comparative constitutional law and politics. He currently holds the prestigious position of Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and has served as advisor to many countries’ constitution building process during their transitions from war-torn and chaotic areas to ones striving for peace and prosperity.
In addition to the above accomplishments, Sujit Choudhry has had many publications. He is an author over over 100 literary pieces. Some of his books include The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, and most recently Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions in which he was a co-author with George Anderson.
The book is composed of a collection of essays detailing the multitude of challenges that arise when territorial disputes impede the development of constitutions. It contains 17 examples of extremely diverse countries and their issues with politics and culture. Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions has an abundance of knowledge and wisdom dealing with territorial disputes and political differences. Sujit Choudhry and George Anderson also provide a companion piece providing insight on territorial claims and how they affect the constitutional process and design, all the while offering advice for those in the current process of drafting a country’s constitution. Both the book and the companion piece have been hailed by many as a great work of literature and a wealth of knowledge.
Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions is available on Amazon in both digital and traditional formats. And the companion piece is available for digital download.
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The comparative law refers to the analysis of similarities and differences between the legal systems that exist in the world. It also involves the description of foreign laws without necessarily making a comparison. It applies research and field experience. It has helped many countries in constitution-building process. It enables a smooth transition from brutal to peaceful democratic politics. It seeks to unite societies that are ethnically divided. It also helps to mainstream legal and political fields.
Sujit Choudhry is a globally recognized professor of Law. He is a constitutional expert based in Berkeley School of Law. He was born in India in 1970. He pursued Bachelor of Laws in University of Toronto and Masters of Laws in Harvard Law School. He was a member of the advisory panel, which reformed the Municipal government in Toronto. He is the founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This foundation provides knowledge that guides constitution building. He has given legal advice to more than twenty-four countries throughout the world. He has helped countries such as Egypt, South Africa, and Ukraine to make good constitutions based on comparative law. He has published many articles, working papers and reports (Bhanu, Khosla and Choudhry 2017). For info of his writings go to amazon.com.
With reference to law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry has received Memorial Fellowships from Research Council of Canada and from Harvard University. These include William Taylor and Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships. He received The Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2010 for his commendable law concerning post-conflicts. In 2011, he was recognized as the Law practitioner of the year by Toronto’s South Asian Bar Association. He works hard to bridge the fields of comparative politics and the Comparative constitutional Law. He advises the younger scholars in Public Law to pay key attention to the Comparative Constitution Law. He says that integration of legal and political fields has been a challenge since World War II. The young scholars, therefore, must rise to the challenge. Sujit Choudhry is a married man. He has a son and a daughter. He spends the evenings and weekends with his family members. He only works during business hours (Choudhry 2012). More reading on constitutionaltransitions.org
Choudhry, S. (2012).Group Rights in Comparative Constitutional Law-Culture, Economics, or Political Power? Oxford Handbooks, Online. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199578610.013.0055
Choudhry, S., Khosla, M., & Bhanu Mehta, P. (2017). Locating Indian Constitutionalism. The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution. doi:10.1093/law/9780198704898.003.0001