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UC Berkeley Law School Names New Dean

Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional scholar.

Sujit Choudhry will begin his five-year term July 1, 2014. (Photo Credit: NYU)
Sujit Choudhry will begin his five-year term July 1, 2014. (Photo Credit: NYU)

By Susan Gluss

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 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.

“Choudhry’s enduring commitment to social mobility, diversity, and educational excellence will bring renewed energy to the law school’s core mission of public service and community engagement.” Steele said.

Read more about Choudhry's background

Information courtesy U.C. Berkeley

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