A Life That Is Real

If you have ever seen “The Greyhound Diaries” by Doug Levitt, which comes highly recommended, you will notice something very interesting. It is the disparity between what statistics will tell you, and what those people behind statistics will show you. The Greyhound Diaries is all about the chronicling of the people in America who technically fall into the poverty category. The statistics will show you all the numbers involved, but Doug Levitt will show you the human faces that make those statistics.

When you see the difference between the numbers and the human condition those numbers represent, you will see the importance of it all. Roughly 50 million Americans qualify as living in poverty, but what does that really mean? Unless you are living in poverty yourself or have daily access to those who are, all you know is what the numbers tell you. Which isn’t much when you consider what poverty does to people. Without the money that others have who are not living under the poverty line have, they do not have access to adequate healthcare. Or the types transportation that make getting to and from work easy. Or the modern technology that so many of us take for granted.

Living under the poverty line puts you in somewhat of a different world than others, even though we all share the same country. A country that the rest of world sees as modern and privileged, is a country that Doug Levitt shows as socio-economically diverse. Diverse to the degree that many of us right here in America do not want to accept. We choose to look the other way, and that’s a shame. To quote John Mellencamp, “We shame ourselves to watch people like this live”.Watch The Greyhound Diaries though and you will see a certain kind of passion in the people Doug showcases. That passion for surviving is borne out of necessity, and it creates a life that is real. You will see no posturing, grandstanding or petty conversations on a Greyhound bus. You don’t have the time to waste of things like that when all your time is taken in just getting by.

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Sujit Choudry Founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions that Deals with Comparative Law

Comparative law is where the relationship between different legal systems is studied, and both the similarities and differences between them are analyzed. Various legal regimes such as Common law, Civil law, Social law, Jewish law, Chinese law and Hindu law are studied. Although legal scholars are believed to have always practised similar methodologies, comparative law is said to have originated from Europe back in the 18th Century.

Comparative law is paramount. It has increased significantly in the present day and age of both economic globalization and democratization. It is an academic discipline that involves studying legal systems, including those in their constitutive elements, how they differ and using their elements to combine a system.  Additional article on pluralism.ca.

Comparative law has its purposes. It contributes to the unification of legal systems of larger or smaller scales. It perfects the effects of the legal systems and also helps attain a deeper knowledge of the effects of legal systems. Despite the Comparative law being different from other fields of law such as the International Law, it helps the United Nation Systems to analyze the laws of different countries regarding their treaty obligations.  More on challenge.berkeleylawblogs.org.

Sujit Choudry is the founding Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, check this on constitutionaltransitions.org.  It is recognized internationally in its authority on Comparative Constitutional law and politics. Constitutional Transitions combine wide-ranging research agendas with broad field experiences and advise them on the processes of building the constitution including countries such as Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tunisia, Jordan, and Ukraine. To date, Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with over 50 experts from more than 25 countries. It also partners with a global network of multilateral organizations, NGOs and thinks tanks.

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Sujit Choudry has spoken and lectured in over 24 countries. His research has addressed a variety of issues in politics and comparative law. Sujit Choudry has also published book chapters, working papers, reports, and over ninety articles. Sujit Choudhry is an active member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law, Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, Editorial Board of the Constitutional Review and the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).  More to read about Choudhry on linkedin.com.

See http://blogs.law.nyu.edu/magazine/2011/introducing-sujit-choudhry/