Constitutional law is an important part of any country as it is what determines how most countries are governed. This explains the influence that experts such as Sujit Choudhry have in countries. Constitutional law has been used in developing systems of governance in warring countries and restoring peace and leadership in nations that would have otherwise been destroyed in civil wars. Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and a Michael Heyman Professor at the Law University of California, Berkeley School. He has invested significantly in research that addresses a number of broad issues in the field of comparative constitutional law and politics.
Sujit mainly focuses on issues such as the constitutional design tools that are used in the management of transition governments from violent conflict to peaceful and democratic govern ship. His concentration is mostly in democratic politics. He also advocates for constitutional designs in ethnically divided societies, decentralization, semi-presidentialism, session, and decentralization. Additionally, Sujit works with constitutional courts, minority, and group rights. He has a special interest in constitution building, security oversight as well as comparative constitutional law.
Professor Sujit is known for authoring many publications in this field. He has published over 90 books chapters, articles, and working papers as well as reports. He is the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, which mobilizes and generates knowledge that supports constitutional building, through assembling and leading international networks of experts who complete thematic research projects that are based on evidence and practice policy options. His company collaborates with global network multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, thin tanks as well as universities across the globe. Professor Choudhry partners with other stakeholders such as the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance which is helping him in three current projects security sector reform, constitutional transitions in emerging democracies, and security sector oversight. Visit his linkedin.com page.
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Professor Sujit Choudhry is the Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California specifically in the Berkeley school where he served as the dean of students. At New York University, he served as the former Goetz professor at the faculty of law, more on ideamensch.com. He also served as Scholl Chair at Toronto University. His experience in constitutional law is remarkable seen by the number of times he has spoken in different countries and how much has been involved in the formation of new constitutions and reforms all over the world. He was a Rhodes Scholar. He has served as a law clerk to the chief justice of the supreme courts of Canada. To read blgos, follow Sujit on his facebook.com page.
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