Bio

Sujit Choudhry is the Principal of choudhry.law.

As a leading expert on the Canadian constitution, Sujit has published over 100 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports. His work has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts across Canada.

At a practical level, Sujit has been involved in every stage of the litigation process for a broad range of constitutional matters. Notably, he conducted oral argument before the Supreme Court of Canada in Charkaoui and Khadr 2 and also appeared before the Supreme Court in Khadr 1.

Sujit has also been retained to provide legal and policy advice to government commissions and committees, including:

  • the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health (the Naylor Committee)
  • the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (the Romanow Commission)
  • the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform

For more information on Sujit’s Canadian practice, visit the Canadian practice page.

Sujit is also an internationally-recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. For over 20 years, he has been an advisor for constitution building, peace processes and democracy support, including in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine , Yemen and Zimbabwe. He has lectured or spoken in three dozen countries.

Much of his international work is through the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which he founded and directs. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Forum of Federations.

For more information on Sujit’s international practice, visit the International practice page.

Clients
  • law firms
  • Canadian and international governments
  • government commissions and committees
  • public sector agencies
  • large and small private corporations
  • industry trade associations
  • international organizations
  • NGOs
Sectors
  • healthcare
  • telecommunications
  • agriculture
  • labour relations
  • education
  • social services
  • gaming
  • human rights
  • national security
  • democratic reform
Public Service

Sujit has been deeply involved in public policy development and public service. Memberships include:

  • the Academic Advisory Committee to the Province of Ontario’s Democratic Renewal Secretariat
  • the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario
  • the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel (a three-person blue ribbon panel appointed by Toronto City Council to recommend a new governance structure for the City of Toronto)
Education

Sujit holds law degrees from Toronto, Harvard and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). He served as Law Clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada before being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2001. For nearly two decades, he was a full-time constitutional law scholar at the University of Toronto, NYU, and UC Berkeley (where he served as Dean), and is currently a Gastwissenschaftler at the WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center.

Award and Honours
  • Trailblazer Awards, South Asian Bar Associations of Southern California and Northern California, 2015
  • Practitioner of the Year, South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, 2011
  • Trudeau Fellowship, 2010
TOP