Sujit Choudhry’s Contribution to Law Studies

Prior to arriving at Berkeley, Professor Choudhry was Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, and the University of Toronto. In 2010, he was one of four Canadian citizens to receive the lauded Trudeau Fellowship, the Canadian equivalent to the MacArthur awards and therefore incredibly prestigious. Sujit Choudhry was a member of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel, in Canada, which suggested large reforms to the arrangement of public government in Toronto, and sat on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario. Legal Aid Ontario is one of the main publicly subsidized legal assistance programs in the whole world. Sujit Choudhry was a counsel of record in the Supreme Court of Canada for in Khadr 1 and Khadr 2 (Guantanamo prisoners) and Charkaoui (security credentials). He was also actively involved in the legal battle for same-sex marriage.  Check this on

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Sujit Choudhry was the Dean from 2014-2016 and developed a program built around the pillars of Innovation, Access, Globalization and Service. He launched a series of exact initiatives to complement his plan and advocate for financial aid based on need. His work enhancing Berkley’s fellowships has extended their reach and helped many law students advance their careers.   He also created the Equality and Inclusion Working Group, the Experimental Education Taskforce, and the Globalization Taskforce, to chart the success of his series of initiatives at Berkeley Law.  Hit for additional reading.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is also one of the world’s leading experts in constitutional design. He has worked with governments the world over to create constitutional documents and procedures from the ground up. In many of these countries, he has had to overcome huge obstacles on the road to creating constitutional democracies. In the midst of violence, he assisted governments to restructure from dictatorships to democracies. This experience makes him an invaluable resource to the students.  Hop over to and read more abou Sujit.

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