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About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law with his primary focus on constitutional law. He studied at McGill University. Sujit later went to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Law. In 1998, he graduated with a master’s of Law from Harvard Law School. Before getting to the University of Toronto, he gained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oxford. Since 1996, Sujit has been an author, and he is now a renowned author for scholarly law books.

Apart from being an author, Sujit Choudhry is a public speaker on comparative constitutional law and politics issues. He has also been a law lecturer in various universities, including the University of Toronto and New York University. Choudhry is a dedicated educationist. He teaches comparative constitutional law only in classrooms but also in the field. He has been before many courts, including the supreme court of Canada, and in one instance, he was involved with the famous case of Omar Khadr.

Sujit has sat on many boards, including the three-member governing Toronto Advisory panel that proposed restructuring the governing in the city. He has also been an advisor to the constitutional building process in different countries. Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Jordan, and Libya are some countries that have experienced Sujits’ expertise when bringing changes to their constitutions. Being a director at the Center of Constitutional Transitions has also helped Sujit do what he does best.

The COVID-19 has brought so much change to almost everything in our economies. Law has not been left behind. If the law system is rigid, then there will be lots of problems. As social distancing and lockdowns are insisted on, there is so much domestic violence, infringement of freedom and privacy due to contact tracing and emergency decisions in the health care system. Without the emergencies Act in constitutions, it will be challenging to deal with such cases.

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