Sujit Choudhry is a renowned I. Michael Heyman Law professor who is also known worldwide for his extensive knowledge and expertise in comparative constitutional law. He is a man to look watch when it comes to research agenda and matters constitutional building processes as the advisory. He has played the role of the constitutional building process advisor for countries such as Egypt, Nepal, Libya, Tunisia, South Africa, Sri-Lanka and even the Ukraine.
The professor has also done in-depth research on comparative constitutional law. His research heavily touched on the constitutional design as the key component to managing the shift from a violent conflict to a peaceful and democratic politics, also as an instrument for divided societies, decentralization and secession, constitutional courts, semi-presidentialism, country’s official language, different group rights, and much more.
Professor Sujit is also a famous author, having published immensely on the Canadian constitution and published over 90 books, articles, chapters, reports and working papers. Some of his edited collections comprise of :
- The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2002)
- The Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation. (Oxford, 2008)
- The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016)
- The Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, forthcoming)
The professor just like any other being had a remarkable child life. He was born in 1970 in New Delhi India to Nanda and Ushi. He and his brother Neteesh were the only siblings in the family. His mother was a nurse while his dad taught Economics at the University of Toronto. This was perhaps what led their parent’s migration to Canada.
Throughout his life, Sujit and his brother have always followed academic paths set by their learned parents. The famous professor received his early education in Canada, later proceeding to The University of Toronto Schools and Mc Gill University. He has a law degree from the Oxford University by then as a Rhodes Scholar, and LL.B from Toronto University before proceeding to Harvard University for his LL.M.
Sujit Choudhry has throughout his life set a track record enabling him to scoop different recognitions among them being.
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship – Harvard
- The Practitioner of the Year 2011 – South Asian Bar Association of Toronto and
- Trudeau Fellowship