Insights to the Life of Sujit Choudhry

In an interview done with Sujit Choudhry recently, he gave insights on his work as well as his organization – The Center for Constitutional Transitions.

Asked as to what the idea behind the Center is and what led him into establishing it. According to Sujit Choudhry, the Center for Constitutional Transitions was needed to support the constitution building of government networks internationally. And as his work progressed he realized that there is inadequate research that pertains to the efficiency of constitutional advice. So to fill the gap, The Center for Constitutional Transitions has been established.

Choudhry revealed that having a law degree from 3 different countries and being an immigrant he has an extensive perception of political and legal environments. The knowledge that he acquired was the culminating factor for his success professionally. In relation to his profession, he explained that America must learn from the failure and success of other democratic countries around the world since its democratic exceptionalism has been undermined.  Related article on

Choudhry goes on to encourage individuals to listen and be responsive. People must learn how to see things from the viewpoint of others, and do not presume to know the truth. It is likewise essential he said that it is not healthy to have fixed ideas about things because if they do not pan out as you expect them, then you will be disappointed. The trick is to use every failing opportunity to learn and come up with something better. Continuous reinvention is the primary way to achieve goals in order to succeed.

Looking back, Choudhry said that the best accomplishment he has ever done without realizing it was bringing the experts together that created a network of global knowledge.

He is a professional lawyer who is recognized internationally for his expertise on comparative constitutional law and politics (  His unparalleled experience and know-how in the said fields paved the way for him to be an advisor for the constitution building procedures in countries like Yemen, Ukraine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Jordan, and Egypt.  For more details about the Professor, click on

For his recent timeline activity update, visit