Sujit Choudhry is the Principal of choudhry.law.
Sujit Choudhry practices constitutional law, in Canada and globally.*
Choudhry is a leading expert on the Canadian constitution.
Choudhry has a broad public law practice on questions of constitutional law, administrative law, public international law and international human rights law, in the Canadian courts, including in judicial reviews, appeals, and arbitrations. He frequently appears as counsel, including in the Supreme Court of Canada, in Charkaoui (security certificates), and in Khadr 1 and Khadr 2 (Guantanamo detainees). He also has an extensive counsel practice.
Choudhry has published over 100 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports. His work has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, and courts across Canada.
Choudhry sat on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario, was a member of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel (which proposed major reforms to the structure municipal government in Toronto), and was a consultant to the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health (the Naylor Committee), the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care (the Romanow Commission), and the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.
For more information on Choudhry’s Canadian practice, visit the Canadian practice page.
Choudhry is also an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law.
For over 20 years, Choudhry has been an advisor to constitutional reform, democracy support and peace processes, including in Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe. He has lectured or spoken in three dozen countries. He founded and directs the Center for Constitutional Transitions (Center for Constitutional Transitions), which generates and mobilizes knowledge in support of constitution building by assembling and leading international networks of experts to produce evidence-based policy options for decision-makers and agenda-setting research, in partnership with a global network of multilateral organizations, think tanks, and NGOs. CT has worked with over 50 experts from over 25 countries.
Choudhry is a Senior Advisor to the Forum of Federations, and sits on the International Advisory Board of the International Institute for Integrated Transitions. He is currently co-convenor of the Initiative on Apex Court Appointments.
For more information on Choudhry’s international practice, visit the International practice page.
Education, Awards and Honours
Choudhry 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. He also holds the Q.Arb designation from the ADR Institute of Canada.
For nearly two decades, Choudhry 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.
Choudhry received the Trailblazer Awards of the South Asian Bar Associations of Southern California and Northern California in 2015, and was named Practitioner of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto in 2011. He was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in 2010.
*Sujit Choudhry practices through Sujit Choudhry Professional Corporation.