Professor Sujit Choudhry served as the dean of the University of California, Berkley School of law. He is honored with holding the academic chair of the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He was also the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University, and the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto. Check this on ideamensch.com.
Choudhry has spent his entire professional life preparing academic treaties concerning constitutional law and politics. and has taken on the burden of inquiring how nations of the world govern themselves constitutionally. He does this by putting side by side these constitutions and dissecting their provisions. Choudry implies that the U.S. Constitution might not be the gold standard. More of Sujit’s insights on facebook.com.
Does a constitution define the structure that unites people? Or, do constitutions propose a set of philosophical ideas based on a metaphorical vision of truth and justice, which is sometimes or almost always unattainable?
Choudhry is concerned that America’s political culture do not appreciate the process of constitutional changes in other nations which reflect upon their successes or failures. America’s political class is convinced that the U.S. Constitution is sacrosanct. Choudhry has questioned America’s exceptionalism. For more of Choudhry’s writings, visit him on his linkedin.com page.
One group argues that the Founder’s laid out a document for all times and defends the concept of “originalism” while the other group just as fervently believes that the Constitution is a living document whose framework should be interrupted according to changing values or circumstances.
Choudhry defines himself as “a scholar of comparative constitutional law”, see the full article on ceocfointerviews.com, and ” a constitutional advisor” to developing democracies such as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine. He is the founding director of The Center of Constitution Transitions and has engaged an International network of experts to participate in the Center.
Countries that undergo democratic transitions are not able to make this socio-legal structural change without help in forming their constitutions. Sujit Choudhry’s organization dedicates itself to providing the knowledge to effectuate this change.
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