After a harsh and uncertain year, the Harvard Law School Brazilian Studies Association is happy to invite you to the 2022 Brazil Legal Symposium at Harvard Law School. You will meet Chief Justice Cármen Lúcia, Justice Roberto Barroso, Professors Sunstein, Feldman, Spamann, Alan Jenkins, among several other distinguished speakers. The complete list of participants is the following:

Don’t miss out! We will also make streaming available! Register now here!

Programação do Brazil Legal Symposium

(Schedule times are in the ET)

9:00AM – 9:30AM: Keynote Speech (Pound 102)
Keynote Speaker: 58th Brazil’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Cármen Lúcia
Topic: “Brazil: Institutional and Democratic Challenges” (simultaneous translation will be available)

9:45AM – 10:45AM: Panel 1 (Pound 102)
Speakers: Profs. Carlos Portugal Gouvêa and Holger Spamann
Topic: “The rise of ESG as a key strategy for companies”

11:00AM – 12:00: Panel 2 (Pound 102)
Speakers: Profs. Daniel Sarmento and Alan Jenkins
Topic: “The Supreme Court and the protection of minority rights”

12:30PM – 1:30PM: Panel 3 (Pound 102)
Speakers: Profs. Flávia Piovesan and Victor Madrigal
Topic: “The Inter-American System of Human Rights and its Transformative Impact”

1:45PM – 2:45PM: Panel 4 (Pound 102)
Speakers: Profs. Debora Diniz and Alicia Yamin
Topic: “Reproductive rights: comparative perspectives on the role of the courts and public opinion”

3:00PM – 4:00PM: Panel 5 (WCC 2004)
Speaker: Justice Luís Roberto Barroso and Prof. Noah Feldman
Topic: “Authoritarian Populism and Democratic Resistance”

4:15PM – 4:45PM: Panel 6 (WCC 2004)
Speaker: Prof. Cass Sunstein
Topic: “Too much information: how much information should the government be required to disclose?”

5:00PM – 6:00PM: Panel 7 (WCC 2004)
Speakers: Rebeca Drummond de Andrade Müller, Saul Tourinho Leal and Fernando Bizzarro
Topic: “Constitution, institutions, data protection and privacy”

Please note that our in-person event will take place in two different buildings:

1) From 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM, on the ground floor of Pound Hall, Room 102, located at 1563 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138. Non-HLS affiliates must register with an HLSBR staff member at the building’s entrance. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card! A member of HLSBR will be in the lobby of Pound Hall in case there are any questions.

2) From 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM, on the second floor of Wasserstein Hall (“WCC”), Room 2004, located at 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138. Likewise, a member of HLSBR will be in the lobby of WCC if you need any assistance.