Constitutional Scholar Sujit Choudhry New Berkeley Law Dean

Susan Gluss
Berkley Law Press Release

Sujit Choudhry, a renowned expert in comparative constitutional law, has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014.

The appointment culminates an open, national search that considered both internal and external candidates.

UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele today called Choudhry a “brilliant scholar, professor, and mentor,” who would inspire and lead with “big ideas” during a time of rapid change in the legal profession.

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