Different countries have different laws in their constitutions. They are the major pillars of all nations in the modern world, making it necessary for lawyers to research far and wide to get a good understanding of how to develop them. Some lawyers specialize in the study of the differences and similarities between laws and legal systems from different countries. These lawyers are known as comparative lawyers. One such lawyer is Prof. Sujit Choudhry.
The Constitution Making Collection
In collaboration with his fellow professor, Tom Ginsburg of the Law School of the University of Chicago, Sujit Choudhry compiled several academic contributions & case studies and came up with a topical collection summarizing the process of making constitutions. The collection that was published by Edward Elgar in December last year was released in January this year and is called Constitution Making. It has also featured several articles on constitutional law as well as covering a wide history of constitution making processes and their results. The entire first chapter was written by Choudhry, who also actively took part in drafting the constitutional law series. The collection is very accessible for all since it can be purchased online.
Constitutional Making Processes
Constitutional making processes are mostly witnessed in the developing democracies in South Africa, Asia & Middle East, and Latin America. Surprisingly, some developed European countries like Spain are also in the early stages of developing a stable constitution. In countries that have already attained stable democracies like the U.S., constitutional making processes are unheard of although amendments are occasionally proposed. Some democratically stable nations like Chile repeat the entire constitution making process in an attempt of coming up with a better and improved constitution. Hit ceocfointerviews.com for a must-read interview with Sujit.
Choudhry is a comparative law expert based in the U.S. but born in India. He holds an LLB from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Harvard Law School. Choudhry is 47 years old.
Sujit Choudhry made history as the first professor of Indian origin to become a Dean at an American Law School when he became the Dean of Berkeley School of Law, check indiawest.com. He resigned from this position last year, and he is currently teaching law at the same institution. For Sujit’s contact info, click bizjournals.com.
Choudhry advises younger law scholars not to lose hope because the world we are living in is offering them a good case study for the comparative constitutional law. He challenges them to combine shake off analytical rigor by combining it with political salience so that they can prosper in their career. Choudhry argument is that since world war two, it’s now that the world is experiencing greatest challenge for constitutionalism globally. To follow Sujit timeline updates, visit facebook.com.
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