Comparative Law Expert, Professor Sujit Choudhry

Comparative law deals with the study of the similarities and differences in legal systems. The comparisons of rules governing legal systems help analyze various legal cultures. It is a vital area of study for those who want to understand the foreign legal system. It is very useful when it comes of harmonization of laws, considering that the world nowadays is like one big village and all countries are keen on international cooperation. Legislators, as well as courts all over the world, always have to refer to foreign legal systems. It has become important not only as a field of study in institutions of higher learning but also in the shaping of the world order.

Sujit Choudhry, the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law, is a globally recognized authority on comparative constitutional development and comparative constitutional law. He is also the Faculty Director and Founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions, a university-based center that focuses on generating and mobilizing knowledge in support of constitution building. The center achieves this by overseeing their international network of experts as they work on theme-based projects aimed at helping practitioners acquire policy options based on evidence.

Currently, Professor Choudhry is working hand in hand with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and they are supervising three international research projects. The study will be published in 2017. Mr. Choudhry has many years of experience in comparative law considering that he acted as an advisor in the constitution-building processes of ethnically divided countries like South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, and Libya. His works are mainly as a result of extensive researches on areas comparative law.

Before joining Berkeley, Sujit served as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and while at Toronto University, he was the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law. In 2010, Mr. Choudhry was among the four Canadians who received the Trudeau Fellowship. While in Canada, he was part of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel. The Panel came up with various reforms to be made by the municipal government in Toronto. Professor Choudhry has served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Development Program and once served at the Supreme Court of Canada as clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. He has law degrees from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford Universities.

Engineer Turned Successful Businessman, Flavio Maluf

Flavio Maluf is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and a Mechanical Engineer who is the current service CEO and president of Eucatex Group. He is also the chairman of the board of directors. He is the current president of GroupFood Group and vice president of Eucatex Trading. For over three decades, he has served in the company in many sections. Maluf earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sao Paulo-based University of FAAP. He then enrolled for a business course at the University of New York.

His career began in 1987 in the trade section of the company. For over a few years, he then moved to the industrial part of the company to fulfill his destiny. For this part, he worked until 1996 when he was first appointed to serve as board member of the enterprise. During that year, he was elected because of his increasing performance in the company. After an extensive consultation involving the family members and the board of executives, he was appointed as the president of the company. He began the process of restructuring the management system of the company in 2010 leading to the opening of the new factory based in Sao Paulo.

Mr. Flavio Maluf has also actively contributed to the development of community projects.  This is one of his biggest philanthropic efforts. While the company is considered as one of the best environment conservatisms using environmentally friendly products, the company has a track record as a pioneer in the business. The company is also the leading tiles and ceiling producers in the country. Their products are made of eucalyptus.

For the company to remain at the helm of the business, it has partnered with other groups and firms to create awareness about the need to conserve the environment. The company has also partnered with schools to effect this educational program. The company has gained its success through the exclusive support of Flavio Maluf. The company’s exports have risen by 30 percent over the years. He is a conservative businessman.