Sujit Choudhry, an associate dean and Scholl Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, will join the NYU School of Law faculty in the fall. Choudhry’s principal areas of expertise are comparative constitutional law and Canadian constitutional law. He was a Global Visiting Professor of Law at NYU Law in the fall of 2008.

“I am delighted that Sujit has accepted our tenured offer and will join the Law School as a permanent member of our faculty,” said Dean Richard Revesz. In his memo announcing Choudhry’s appointment, Revesz noted that Choudhry is widely considered to be one of the world's most renowned public-law scholars working in the area of comparative constitutional law and comparative constitutional development. “His early work is routinely cited as among the leading work on the foundational questions in the field of comparative constitutional law, and he continues to produce cutting-edge scholarship that is redefining the field,” said Revesz.

Revesz emphasized the “highly interdisciplinary” nature of Choudhry’s work. At the University of Toronto, he has held cross appointments in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Faculty of Medicine), the Department of Political Science (Faculty of Arts & Sciences), and the School of Public Policy & Governance. He is a senior fellow of Massey College, and a member of the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics. He also provides constitutional advice to a broad range of public sector and private sector organizations, and is extensively involved in public policy development.

Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar, held the William E. Taylor Memorial Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship from Harvard. He served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada, and was a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. He was named a Trudeau Fellow in 2010.

Posted July 6, 2011