Without law, it would be close to impossible to control the society. These are the words of Sujit Choudhry, a comparative law professor and expert in making constitutional law. Most communities have put a legal system in place to assist them in determining how the simple day to day tasks, and handling complex legal matters, should be done. Implementing and following the law is usually quite straightforward in places where the governing rules are the same. The real challenge comes in when you are dealing with situations which have more than one legal system that can be applied in looking for solutions to issues.
Experts like Sujit Choudhry are typically called in when a situation arises where more than one legal system conflict with one another. In such cases, the experts are supposed to interpret the law and give guidance and direction on how to handle the legal issue. Sujit Choudhry has a thorough understanding of different foreign jurisdictions. When he is called in to address a situation, his responsibility is to harmonize the conflicting laws and give way forward on how certain cases ought to be tried. He also studies the different systems to establish the similarities and differences between them. Read his blogs, visit him on his facebook.com page.
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Choudhry teaches law at the University of California, Berkley. He has also been involved in the process of making the constitution for countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Ukraine, and Nepal. There are tens of international lectures on the law that he has attended in his illustrious career, and he has also written and published some articles on the law. Additional reference on papers.ssrn.com.
Read how he tackled questions hurled at him during the interview on iconnectblog.com.
Some of the books that he has published include ‘Constitution Making’ and ‘The migration of Constitutional Ideas’ among others. For additional info, click this.
Sujit Choudhry is one of the founding directors of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He created this organization as a platform where knowledge would be mobilized to help countries that were in the process of constitution making. There are many other charities and philanthropic associations and groups that he is part of. His dream is ensuring that all societies get an opportunity to have a sound legal and constitutional order.
Have a closer look at Sujit’s page on http://sujitchoudhry.com/about/