In 2014, Sujit Choudhry became the very first native from India to become the head of one of the top major United States universities. Sujit Choudhry was born in New Delhi, India in 1970 He is the older brother of Dr. Niteesh Choudhry who is an internist and researcher at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. This was quite a scholarly family. When the boys were small, the family migrated to Toronto, Canada. Nanda Choudhry taught nursing while Ushi taught economics at the University of Toronto. Suji Choudhry was educated in the Toronto school system. He received his degrees from both McGill University, at the University of Toronto he received his LLB degree. Chouldhry is a Rhodes Scholar. He earned an LLM degree from Harvard Law School.
It was a long road for Choudhry to become a renowned law school dean who is recognized as an authority in comparative constitutional law and comparative constitutional development. Before founding and becoming the director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, he began his journey to For one year he worked in the Supreme Court of Canada as Hon. Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of Canada’s law clerk. After he obtained his master’s degree from Harvard Law School, Choudhry became an assistant professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law for five years. Sujit Choudhry had many faculty positions in Toronto, Canada and in New York before he became the dean at Michael Heyman Professor of Law at Berkley School of Law in Berkeley, California.
Dean Choudhry now heads the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He has served as an advisor in Libyan parliamentarians. His work deals with basic methodological questions in comparative constitutional law. Choudhry’s main purpose is to promote peaceful democratic law in society as a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster.
As an author, he has written several books on the subject of constitutional design and solidarity. Sujit Choudhry is writing a book called Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitutional Law. Throughout his career, Choudhry has earned many awards for his efforts in constitutional design. Among these awards, Dean Choudhry has earned the William E. Taylor Memorial Fellowship, Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Practitioner of the Year 2011, the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, and the Trudeau Fellowship. Choudhry is married and the father of a son and a daughter.