Background Of Sujit Choudhry
Although Sujit Choudhry was born in India, he received his education in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. After receiving degrees in law from various internationally recognized universities, such as the University of Toronto, he decided to teach constitutional law at New York University. This position eventually led to Choudhury taking positions at other universities such as the University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. Although he is an accomplished academic, Choudhry spends much of his time helping NGOs
Working For NGOs
NGOs often contend with constitutional law, and Choudhry does assist some important organizations that must contend with this issue. He is a consultant of the World Bank Institute and a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster. These organizations serve as guides for developing nations seeking to advance their societies. His work for these NGOs has literally built the foundation of some newer countries as these countries moved away from authoritarian governments. Beyond his work for NGOs, Choudhry has also worked for some government officials. For around a year he served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lerner of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Constitution Building Across The World
Sujit Choudhry’s influence extends beyond academia and non-government organizations. He has actually served as a direct advisor to the governments of developing nations. As these countries transitioned from their totalitarian states into constitutional democracies, Choudhry was responsible for providing them with the guidance needed to create stable democracies. During the Arab Spring, he assisted the governments of Libya, Egypt, and Jordan in crafting constitutions suited to their purposes. In more development nations, Choudhury has also served as a consultant. He currently serves as a consultant to the Municipal Government of Toronto.
The Authorship of Sujit Choudhry
Over time, Choudhry has written an extensive bibliography surrounding the issues of constitutional law. To date, he has written 6 books and more than 70 articles for various publishers. The current project he is working on is a handbook surrounding the constitution of India. Sujit Choudhry hopes this book will inform readers about the design of the constitutional government of his home country.