Alexandre dos Santos Cunha, LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., is planning and research expert at the National Institute for Applied Economic Research in Brasilia, Brazil.
Develops research projects related to political economy, law and territorial planning, specifically addressing topics such as production of urban space, post-Fordism, financialization, gentrification and urban regulation. He holds a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (2007). He developed his master and PhD programs at the Department of Economic and Financial Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (2011). He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher within the project entitled “Public responsibility towards residents in urban renovation interventions”, developed at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo
Architect and Urbanist graduated from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo at São Paulo University (in 2008), Master (in 2012) and PhD in progress (to be concluded in 2019) at Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo at São Paulo University. Currently (since 2017) she works as a researcher and consultant with CITIES ALLIANCE, IAB-SP, INSTITUTO PÓLIS, WRI BRASIL and CASA FLUMINENSE to promote the development of Metropolitan Planning in Brazil, coordinating the project Metropolitan Policy: Metropolitan Governance, Planning and Instruments. She was an advisor to the Cabinet of the Urban Development Secretary at São Paulo City Hall (between 2013-2016) and participated in the management body responsible for formulating the Master Plan, Zoning Law and Regional Plans of São Paulo. During this period, she was the Head of the Advisory Board for Applied Research and Development, coordinated the development of partnerships and agreements with national and international organizations (IPEA, UNESCO, USP, ECLAC, UN-HABITAT, etc.) for the development of innovation research for the formulation and monitoring of the implementation of urban policy in São Paulo. She was also the Coordinator of the Technical Commission for the elaboration of the Metropolitan Plan of São Paulo (between 2015-2016). She is a Professor in the Architecture and Urbanism Course at UNIVERSIDADE SÃO JUDAS TADEU-USJT (since 2008), and was a guest lecturer in short course at HARVARD UNIVERSITY (2014),ESCOLA PAULISTA DE DIREITO (2017), ESCOLA DA CIDADE (2017), PUC SP (2018), UNESP (2018).
Débora Ungaretti obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Sao Paulo Law School (USP). As a lawyer, she has experience in the intersections of law and urban policy: she worked in the elaboration of the Land Use and Zoning Law of São Paulo’s City (LPUOS) and in the Departement of Public Lands (Departamento de Gestão do Patrimônio Imobiliário), also of Sao Paulo. Her research interests are focused on public policy, law and development, urban planning, urban property and land conflicts.
Diogo R. Coutinho is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), where he leads the “Law and Policy Research Group.” He was awarded a Productivity Scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and has a master degree (MSc Regulation) from LSE and a doctorate from USP. Prof. Coutinho is also a researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (Cebrap).
Director of InternetLab, independent law and technology research center. PhD candidate in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law at University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), where he also earned his master’s and bachelor’s degree. Francisco was a fellow of the Tutorial Education Program (PET) – Legal Sociology and a founder and coordinator of Law, Internet and Society Nucleus (NDIS) at the same institution. He was a visiting researcher at the Center for Study of Law and Society at the University of California – Berkeley (2013) as a member of the Brazilian Empirical Legal Research Network (REED). As InternetLab’s director and NDIS coordinator, lead and monitors research projects on Internet policy, with special concern in monitoring political, judicial and legislative landscapes.
Lawyer. Master in Development and Environment from the Federal University of Ceará. Master’s Degree researcher in Urban Law from PUC-SP. Coordinator of the City and Law Group of the Research Institute of Rights and Social Movements. Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Institute of Urban Law – IBDU. Member of the Pólis Institute’s Right to the City team.
I am a law professor at Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT), in São Paulo, and a researcher of the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (Cebrap). I obtained my J.D. at the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2008), a Master’s in Sociology of Law at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2009), and a PhD in Law and Society at the University of Milan (2014). Between 2012 and 2013, I was a visiting scholar at the New York University (NYU) Department of Sociology. My research has explored themes at the intersection between law and the economy, especially the regulation of corporate power, its concentration and behavior, and the legal architecture of the transnational economy.
She has a Doctor degree in Law from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and Paris XIII University (2014) in a double degree program. She Graduated (2005) and has a Master degree (2008) from the UFPA. Currently is a faculty member of the Law Institute at UFPA (Graduate and LLM studies), lawyer registered in the Brazilian Lawyers Association in Pará and member of the Historical and Geographical Institute of Pará. She has research exprience in Law, working with the following themes: Land Tenure Law, Environmental Law and Land Use Law.
Marília Lessa earned her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of São Paulo (LL.B. 2016). In 2014, she was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for an exchange program at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). In 2013, she was a student of the “Escola de Formação” program at the Brazilian Public Law Society (SBDP), where she held an empirical study about the legal mobilization for indigenous people rights in the “Belo Monte” case. She was an undergraduate researcher on the project “Brazil and the Inter-American Human Rights System”, developed by the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV Direito SP). Marília is a researcher fellow with the Law and Public Policy Research Group at the University of São Paulo and undergraduate coordinator of the Inclusion in the Academy Research and Studies Group (GPEIA), where she investigates the relations between social minorities and the university, with a focus on women and legal education. Her main research interests are in the law and society field, especially: legal mobilization; law and public policies and law and gender.
I am a PhD candidate at University of São Paulo School of Law. My research interests lie in the intersection between private law, equality, and justice. I also got my master’s degree from University of São Paulo School of Law, and during its course I spent a year at UC Berkeley studying law and philosphy. I am professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law in São Paulo, where I teach in undergraduate and professional master’s programmes. My teaching assignments include property law, methodology of law, and legal theory.
I’m a professor of commercial law at the University of São Paulo Law School. My main fields of interest are corporate reorganization, listed companies regulation and the intersection between corporate regulation and development, including topics on inclusion and legal feminism. More recently, I’ve also focused on topics of legal education.
I obtained my PhD in Law from Sciences Po Law School in 2015 and I have been an Italian barrister since 2011. In the last four years I have been Resident Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School), the Universidade de S ão Paulo (Commerce Law Department) and the University of Cape Town (Public Law Department). I hold a Master of Science in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin, and I have been a visiting researcher at both the law and anthropology departments of UC Berkeley. In 2010 I worked as a pro bono lawyer for Racimos de Ungurahui, a Peruvian NGO specialized in providing legal support to local communities affected by development projects and resources extraction. Since then, I have been cooperating with local and international NGOs dealing with resource-related large-scale investments, including Greenpeace and Action Aid International. When I wear the academic hat, I take advantage of my multidisciplinary background to refuse the rigid separation between legal areas, in particular the public-private distinction that occupies Western legal thought and teaching. My doctoral research project starts from the assumption that any critical analysis of global value chains must reckon with the “increasing role of financial motives, financial markets, financial actors and financial institutions in the operation of the domestic and international economies.” As such, legal scholars should analyze the interplay of neo-liberalism, legal globalization and financialization both in terms of their interconnection and in terms of the use of law as a privileged proxy through which the expansion of finance, the internationalization of capital, and the globalization of markets are achieved.
Alessandra Quarta completed a Phd at the University of Foggia in 2014 and now she is research fellow at the University of Turin, Department of Law and Director of the Research at the International University College of Turin, a comparative master in law and finance. She teaches property law, commons, and a course dedicated to nature, property and the commons. She studies property law, commons and water law. She has published many articles in scientific reviews and a book with Ugo Mattei about water law. In her last book she discusses the idea of an inclusive property based on access. She is working on the relationships between property, contracts and sharing economy.
Beatriz Kira is Master of Laws student at the University of São Paulo, where she also earned her Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B., 2015). In 2013, Beatriz was an exchange student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2015, she participated in a training course in drawing up legislation and public policy development organized by the Brazilian Federal Government. In 2016, she attended the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, held at the University of Oxford. She is a former scholarship holder from Programa de Educação Tuturial (PET), of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and works as junior researcher with the Brazilian Network of Empirical Legal Studies. Beatriz is a researcher fellow with the Law and Public Policy Research Group at the University of São Paulo and coordinator of the Policy Watch area of InternetLab, where she was also part of the project “Sharing economy and its regulatory challenges”.
Daniella holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil (1993) and a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture from the State University of Campinas (2007). She is a researcher of the Group of Land Governance of the State University of Campinas.Since 2002 works at Campinas City Hall in the areas of urban planning, cadastre and tax and representes it on the Committee on Cadastre in Ibero-America (2011-2018). She was latin american coordinator in the network of experts in cadastre at the CEDDET Foundation, Spain (2013- 2018) and editor-in-chief of the magazine “Catastro” in the same institution ( 2015-2017).
Fabio de Sá e Silva is a research fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, a senior researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), and an affiliated professor at the University Center of Brasilia’s Graduate Legal Studies program (UNICEUB). Fabio is trained in law, social sciences, and public public policy, with a law degree from the University of São Paulo, a Master of Laws from the University of Brasilia, and a PhD from Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Fabio studies the social organization of law and lawyering in a variety of institutional settings relevant to policy making and development in Brazil and Latin America, such as “public interest” organizations, legal reforms and “rule of law” campaigns, corporate law firms, and government lawyers’ offices.
I am a Master of Laws student at University of São Paulo (USP), where I also earned my Bachelor of Laws degree. I am currently a recipient of a scholarship from Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) and a member of USP’s “Law and Policy” Research Group. My agenda focuses on democracy and development from a socio-legal and institutionalist perspective – concrete research topics include democratic participation, economic decision making and public-private relationships.
Jorge L. Esquirol is professor of law since 2002 and a founding faculty member of the Florida International University College of Law (FIU Law) in Miami, Florida. Previously, Professor Esquirol was on the faculty at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts from 1997-2002 and Director of Academic Affairs at the Harvard Law School Graduate Program from 1992-1997. He has been a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including Brown University, University of Denver Law School, University of Los Andes in Colombia, Università di Trento in Italy, University of Miami School of Law, University of Seville in Spain, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and several other institutions. Professor Esquirol earned his B.A. in Finance summa cum laude from Georgetown University; a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School; and an S.J.D. degree also at Harvard Law School, focusing on Latin American legal systems. He clerked on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and was an associate attorney at the Wall Street firm of Shearman and Sterling. Prof. Esquirol speaks English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. He teaches international economic law, comparative law and commercial law at FIU. And, he has numerous law review publications in the U.S. and elsewhere and books recently published in Colombia and Brazil.
Director of InternetLab, an independent research center in law and technology. I am PhD candidate in Sociology of Law at the University of São Paulo, where I also earned my Masters degree. Between 2016 and 2017, I was a Visiting Researcher at the UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall. Before joining InternetLab, I was first a researcher and professor at the Center for Technology and Society at FGV, then a consultant for subjects of copyrights and access to culture and knowledge. Since 2008, I have been also a researcher at the Brazilian Center of Law and Democracy for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP). I co-author the books “O Corpo é o Código: estratégias jurídicas de enfrentamento ao revenge porn no Brasil” (InternetLab, 2016) [The Body is the Code: legal strategies to face revenge porn in Brazil], e “Da Rádio ao Streaming: ECAD, direito autoral e música no Brasil” (Azougue, 2016) [From Radio to Streaming: ECAD, copyright and music in Brazil], and my current interests are related to the intersection between gender and technology, Internet policy, access to knowledge and culture, and cultural policy in relation to technology and copyright.
Mario G. Schapiro is Postdoctor at New York University and Doctor of law from University of São Paulo. He is professor at the Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas — Direito SP. His research agenda focuses on law and development, administrative law and political economy of development, with emphasis on institutional alternatives and public policy designs in the economic field. In the undergraduate program, he teaches administrative law and regulation. In the master’s program, Mario teaches the law and development.
Doctoral candidate in Urban and Regional Plannig at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Master’s Degree in Urban Law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Post-graduation in Urban Sociology at IFCH-UERJ and in Urban Planning and Policy at IPPUR-UFRJ. Researcher at the Laboratory of Studies of Brazilian Urban Law Transformations.
Vitor Henrique Pinto Ido is Researcher at the Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme (DIIP) at the South Centre, where he assists developing countries in intellectual property negotiations. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he is an affiliated researcher to the Law and Poverty Research Group, as well as to the Centre of Education and Innovation, FGV/SP. His research focuses on the intersection between intellectual property rights and development, with a focus on indigenous peoples´ traditional knowledge, access to medicines and innovation and technology policies in the Global South. He holds a research master´s degree in Human Rights (2017) at the University of São Paulo, where he was a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow. Vitor also holds a bachelor in Law (2014) and a bachelor in Social Sciences (2018) from the same institution.
I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and a master’s degree in Economic Law at the University of Sao Paulo Law School (USP). As a lawyer, I have experience in the intersections of law and public policy. I worked in the elaboration of the Master Plan of Sao Paulo (Plano Diretor) and in the implementation of the public circuit of cinema of Sao Paulo’s Cinema Company – Spcine. I am currently a legal advisor to the Municipality of Sao Paulo and a member of Sao Paulo Urbanismo’s Board of Administration (Spurbanismo). My research interests are focused on public policy, law and development, urban planning and urban property.
I have a double degree in Law (2011) and in Philosophy (2016), both at the University of São Paulo. I have a master’s degree in Law and I am a PhD student also in the Faculty of Law at the University of São Paulo. I am a researcher at CEBRAP (Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento), at the Law and Democracy cluster (Núcleo Direito e Democracia). From 2014 until 2016, I have been a researcher at Lacidade (Laboratório de Espaço Público e Direito à Cidade), a research lab at University of São Paulo’s Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism where I had the opportunity to work with Raquel Rolnik, the former United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. My main research interests are: right to the city, right to housing, social function of property and occupations.
Dennys Antonialli is the Executive Director of InternetLab, a think tank on internet law and policy in Brazil and a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law (FDUSP), where he also earned his PhD in law and his bachelor of laws degree. He holds a “Master of the Science of Law” degree from Stanford Law School (USA) and a “Master of Law and Business” from Bucerius Law School/WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Dennys has worked in the technology and civil liberties team of the Policy Department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU/NC) and acted as a legal consultant for the “Timor-Leste Legal Education Project” (Stanford Law School/Asia Foundation). He has been awarded the first place prize of the “2011 Steven M. Block Civil Liberties award” for best written work on civil liberties at Stanford Law School and won the first place prize of the “Brazil’s Internet Framework Bill & Development Award” (Google/FGV-SP). In 2013, he was a fellow researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin). In July 2014, Dennys attended the Summer Doctoral Program at the Oxford Internet Institute. In 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School at the invitation of Prof. Lawrence Friedman. Author of several articles and book chapters, he is a founding member of the Internet, Law and Society Research Nucleus at the University of São Paulo (NDIS-USP). He specializes in internet policy and digital rights, having testified before Congress and the Supreme Court of Brazil and spoken in a number of national and international events.
Flávio Marques Prol is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of São Paulo Law School (USP) and a researcher at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University (2016-2017). Flavio served as Subsecretary of Planning, Budget and Management for the Ministry of Justice in Brazil (2015-2016). He was a Fox Fellow at Yale University in 2013-2014, where he researched democratic accountability of fiscal policy. He holds a Master in Law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of São Paulo Law School. Flávio is interested in the relationship between legal institutions, democracy, and macroeconomics. His current research focuses on the democratic accountability and economic impacts of budgetary rules and institutions.
Mestre em Planejamento e Gestão do Território pela UFABC, Especialista em Direito Urbanístico e Mobilidade Urbana. Elaboração de estratégias interdisciplinares de uso do solo e planejamento urbano. Análise e estudo da legislação urbanística, ambiental e registral. Estudos fundiários. Estudos de Mobilidade, especialmente nas questões relacionadas aos modos ativos (pedestres e ciclistas) e transporte público. Gestão e monitoramento de projetos e contratos. Estabelecimento de ações voltadas à implementação de rotinas administrativas e aprimoramentos de procedimentos voltados à regularização fundiária e temas ligados ao direito urbanístico e planejamento urbano. Elaboração de pareceres técnicos, projetos de lei e diagnósticos técnicos. Acompanhamento e monitoramento de processos judiciais e administrativos. Assessoria e acompanhamento no fomento da participação popular, especialmente em processos participativos e audiências públicas. Coordenação e capacitação de equipe.
Lina M. Céspedes-Baez is a Colombian lawyer and currently the Vice-dean of Universidad del Rosario Law School in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2016, she obtained her SJD from Temple University Philadelphia. In 2012, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her doctorate degree and, from 2014 to 2015, she was a Residential Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. Her research has focused on the interactions between private law, international law, human rights and gender. Lina’s dissertation explored how the international feminist discourse on sexual violence in armed conflict came to Colombia, and how it has contributed to eclipsing other types of violence against women in that setting, specifically, private property-related harms.
Lina received her law degree from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). She has a specialized degree in tax law from Universidad del Rosario, a Masters in Gender Studies from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and an LL.M. with a concentration in international law from Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University). She has been a law professor at Universidad del Rosario since 2005, where she teaches Obligations (Obligaciones), Sources of Obligations (Fuentes de las Obligaciones), and Legal Theory.
Mariana Armond Paes is a legal historian from Brazil currently doing a PhD at the University of São Paulo (USP) and at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt am Main). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law (UFMG-2010) and a master’s degree in Law (USP-2014). She was a visiting researcher at the University of Michigan in 2013, funded by Fapesp (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo). Her current research focuses on property law over slaves and land in nineteenth-century Brazil, but she is also interested in contemporary slavery. Her future project (starting 2018) will focus on the Atlantic history of property law in the end of the eighteenth century and during the nineteenth century (Brazil and Angola).
Nicolás M. Perrone joined Durham Law School as Lecturer in Law in September 2016. He holds an LLM and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and degrees from the University of Buenos Aires and the Latin American Social Sciences Institute. Nicolás works in the field of international economic law, specialising in foreign investment law and policy. He has worked and consulted for the Argentine and Ecuadorian governments, IISD, UNCTAD and the OECD.
Rodrigo Pagani de Souza is a Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Law (FDUSP) since 2013 and a lawyer in the State of Sao Paulo since 2003. His has a Doctorate and a Master’s degree, both from FDUSP (obtained in 2010 and 2006, respectively), and also a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Yale Law School (2008). At FDUSP he has been teaching courses related to property law, such as “Public Property” and “State Intervention in Property” (both at the graduation leve), as well as “Fostering and Stimulus Administrative Action” (at the post-graduation level). His research agenda includes a relevant topic for urban development policies in Brazil, consistent in the contractual provision of basic sanitation services, to which he has devoted his master’s research.
Professor of the Department of Political Science at the Univesity of São Paulo (USP) and Researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP). He obtained his Phd in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo (USP), and holds a postdoctoral degree from CEBRAP (2011). Between 2007 and 2009, he was a visiting researcher at the JW Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main and the Freie Universität Berlin. Rúrion is a member of the Law and Democracy Group at CEBRAP and coordinates the Group of Politics and Critical Theory at USP. He develops research in the areas of political theory and social theory and is one of the coordinators of the Habermas Collection by the Publishing House of UNESP. He focuses mainly on the following themes of research: critical theory, Marxism and political theory, democracy theories, public sphere and struggles for recognition.
Thor Saad Ribeiro has a bachelors in Philosophy from USP, has worked as a Social Policy Analyst in the Ministry for Social Development, and is now a Public Policy Analyst for the City of São Paulo.