Category Archives: Expert Lawyer/Educator

How Francisco Domenech Uses His Law Background In Politics

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Francisco Domenech is a Puerto Rican lawyer who has been in political circles throughout the course of his professional career. While he was born in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he spent most of his youth in the state of Florida. After graduating from Forest High School he became a student at the University of Puerto Rico. He earned a political science degree and then started attending this university’s School of Law. He has a Juris Doctor that he earned in 2003.

In 2005 he was appointed as the director of the Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico. In this position, Francisco Domenech managed a budget of $10 million and oversaw a staff of 120 people. He created a summer program for the Tomas Bonilla Legislative library which had 100 interns and also expanded access to this library for people who are blind and/or physically impaired. Read this article at washingtonpost.com

He now manages a bipartisan government affairs boutique called Politank. This organization helps businesses who need legal help in navigating the laws and regulations of Puerto Rico. He was able to hire some high-level people at Politank such as former Senate President Kenneth McClintock, who had also been Secretary of State, and Guillermo San Antonio-Acha who had at one time been the Legal Counsel to the Governor of Puerto Rico.

Francisco Domenech can often be found on Puerto Rican television and radio programs talking about political affairs as a commentator. Among the media shows he has appeared on are Puerto Rico TV, El Nuevo Dia, andWapa America. The media outlets on this island also frequently quote what he has to say. He has also been recognized as one of the top young professionals in Puerto Rico. He made the 2016 40 Under 40 list and it is said that he was the top vote-getter.

He is also a philanthropist who has given money to a number of nonprofits both himself and through Politank. Among the causes he has financially supported are Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Clinton Foundation, TASIS Dorado Scholarship Fund, and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Visit: https://angel.co/francisco-domenech?public_profile=1

 

Sujit Choudhry Provides Recovery Options For Authoritarian Backsliding

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Sujit Choudhry is taking a stand in regards to authoritarian backsliding. More specifically, Sujit Choudhry is tackling the issues in Hungary and Poland. Back on Dec. 18, Sujit Choudhry joined Michael Meyer-Resende and Mattias Kumm in a roundtable workshop to discuss the issue. The roundtable was held inside the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre.   To read more of his views on politically related issues, click this.

An emphasis placed on the discussion was how to recover from authoritarian backsliding. Constitutional lawyers from Hungary and Poland attended the roundtable. There were also experts from the United States as well as other parts of Europe. Another main focus was to educate the lawyers on how their countries can make a turnaround.  Additional article on works.bepress.com

Sujit Choudhry’s credentials are to thank for his ability to lead this charge. He earned bachelors degrees from McGill University, the University of Oxford, and the University of Toronto. In 1998, he earned his master of laws at Harvard Law School.  More to read on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Choudhry served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada in 1996. He then became an assistant professor of law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In 2011, Choudhry became the Cecelia Goetz professor of law at the New York University School of Law. He is currently the I. Michael Heyman professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Despite his busy schedule, Choudhry is also a part of other ventures. He is an advisor to countries looking to rebuild their constitution process. Choudhry has a bevy of experience in this area, as he’s spoken to over 24 countries. He has even provided lectures. Some of these countries include Egypt and Libya. Choudhry has also been an advisor to Yemen, Nepal, and South Africa. On top of that, he is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Have a better insight into his career choices, check inspirery.com.  The team brings together a network of international experts who provide trusted policy options.

Read his latest tweets on  https://twitter.com/sujit_choudhry