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Constitutional Scholar Sujit Choudhry appointed as Dean of UC Berkeley Law school

May 15, 2014 17:09 IST

An Indian-American Sujit Choudhry on 14 May 2014 was appointed as the dean of University of California Berkeley, School of Law. He will serve for five years. He will take the charge from 1 July 2014.

He is currently working as the Cecelia Goetz professor at New York University School of Law. He is the founder of its Centre for Constitutional Transitions.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute and as an expert in support of constitutional transitions in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Choudhry had done his law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. In 2010, he was one of four Canadians to receive the Trudeau Fellowship, Canada’s equivalent of the MacArthur awards.

He served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada and was counsel of record in a number of major cases before the court.

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