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PLP Roundtable: October 14

BrazilLaw and Development in Brazil

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:00 pm
Pound 213, Harvard Law School


Judith Tendler, Professor of Political Economy, MIT
"The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Modernization of the State in Brazil: Lessons from Existing Experience for Policy and Practice"

Luciana Gross Cunha, FGV Law School, São Paulo
"Recent Research on the Judiciary in Brazil and the Role of the Brazilian Justice Council"

Fabio de Sá e Silva, IPEA Research Center, Brasilia and Northeastern University
"Law and Developmental Projects in Brazil: Problems, Solutions, and Directions for Future Research"

David Trubek, Professor of Law, Wisconsin
"The ABDI Law and Development Initiative and the FGV Conference on Law and Development in Brazil in Global Context"

Commentator: Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho, Dean of FGV Law School, São Paulo

Brazil played a major role in the law and development movement of the 1960s and now is showing renewed interest in the subject. Schools like the FGV Law School in São Paulo are offering specialized programs on law and development and the government is supporting research. The Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) has launched a “law and development” initiative; the National Council on the Judiciary (CNJ) has allocated over $500,000 for research on the role of courts in the economy; and the government's Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) is working with both ABDI and CNJ in this field. Professor Judith Tendler from MIT, Professor Luciana Cunha from FGV, Fabio de Sá e Silva from IPEA, and David Trubek from Wisconsin (who works with ABDI and FGV) will discuss some of these initiatives in an informal roundtable.

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