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The Core of Comparative Constitutional Law


Taking a course on comparative constitutional law is much different from how it is practiced in the world today. While the field has grown dramatically over the last few years, it is interesting that there seem to be more battles concerning how specific constitutional systems operate. It seems that this last election year and all of the topics at hand have made students think more in-depth about how the law works, as well as constitutional law is upheld. There are some highlights to consider when choosing a course like this just to get a taste of what this field is like. Students would study the following areas:

One of the greatest minds and foremost experts today in comparative constitutional law is Sujit Choudhry, and internationally recognized authority on this discipline. As the I. Michael Heyman professor at UC Berkley, Sujit holds one of the most prestigious titles in the university. He was the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law from 2014 until 2016, and has also held prestigious roles at other universities including, New York University School of Law, and the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. More reading on en.wikipedia.org.  As a tenured law professor prior to his current roles, he has become a resource that law students can count on, and for other professionals in the field as well. Having resigned as the Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law in March of last year, Sujit still remains a public figure in the discipline of comparative constitutional law around the world. For updates on Sujit’s recent timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.

Interesting article here.

According to indiawest.com, having been born in New Delhi in 1970, he studied in a very different environment through the University of Toronto Schools. Sujit began making a name for himself in his field when he took a position in 1996 working with Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Continuing on in his career, he also spent time working in the United States for Harvard Law School, and obtained his B.A. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he earned his LL.M. Related article on thereisnoconsensus.com.

A must-read article written by Sujit here on  http://www.activistpost.com/2017/06/hate-speech-vs-free-speech-critical-analysis-constitutional-law-expert-sujit-choudhry.html

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