Justice Reynaldo S. da Fonseca confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017


We are pleased to announce that Brazilian High Court of Justice’s Justice Reynaldo S. da Fonseca has confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017.

From CNPq Lattes and the Brazilian Federal Senate:

Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca is Justice at the Brazilian High Court of Justice and professor at the Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA, on leave). Fonseca has a Law Degree from UFMA, several graduate courses in Law, a Masters Degree in Public Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC_SP) and is presently a PhD in Constitutional Law candidate at FADISP-SP. Justice Fonseca has received several award and recognitions for his achievements, including: II (2011), III (2012) and IV (2013) PRÊMIO CONCILIAR É LEGAL – VERTENTE JUSTIÇA FEDERAL, CONSELHO NACIONAL DE JUSTIÇA; Medalha do Mérito Eleitoral do Tribunal Regional Eleitoral – DF (2008), Medalha Santos Dumont do Ministério da Defesa – Comando da Aeronáutica (2009), Medalha Grã- Cruz do Mérito Judiciário “Milton Campos” da Seção Judiciária de Minas Gerais (2013), Medalha da Ordem do Mérito Judiciário Militar – Quadro Especial – Alta Distinção – do Superior Tribunal Militar (2014).

In Portuguese:

Doutorando em Direito Constitucional pela FADISP-SP, com pesquisa realizada na Universidade de Siena-Itália (créditos concluídos). Mestrado em Direito Público (PUC/SP). Pós-Graduação em Direito Constitucional (UFMA), Direito Penal (UNB) e Inteligência Financeira (ESAF). Graduação em Direito pela Universidade Federal do Maranhão. Colóquios Internacionais de Direito Constitucional, Administrativo, Processo Civil e Tributário com a Universidade Humboldt de Berlim e da Universidade de Friburgo – Alemanha. Visitas Técnicas ao Superior Tribunal Administrativo de Leipzig e ao Superior Tribunal Financeiro de Munique – Alemanha. Ex-Procurador do Estado do Maranhão. Ex-Juiz de Direito do Distrito Federal e Territórios. Ex-Juiz Federal Substituto da Seção Judiciária do Distrito Federal. Ex- Diretor do Foro da Seção Judiciária do Maranhão. Ex-Vice-Diretor do Foro da SJDF. Ex-Juiz Federal da 1a. Vara/MA e da 22a. Vara/ DF. Convocado para o TRF/1ª Região, de 2005/2009. Ex-Coordenador do Projeto INFOJUD – Informações ao Judiciário – Secretaria da Receita Federal xTRF/1ª Região, do Projeto de Conciliação – Sistema Financeiro de Habitação – SFH- e do Projeto INFOSEG – Ministério da Justiça x TRF/1ª Região. No Tribunal Regional Federal da Primeira Região. Ex-Desembargador Federal do TRF/1a. Região. Ex-Presidente da 7a. Turma e da 4a. Seção. Ex-Membro da Comissão de Regimento e do XIII Concurso para Juiz Federal Substituto da Primeira Região. Ex-Coordenador do Sistema de Conciliação da Justiça Federal da Primeira Região. Ex-Coordenador dos Juizados Especiais Federais da Primeira Região. Ex- Presidente da Comissão de Jurisprudência, Gestor de Metas/CNJ. Tem experiência em diversas áreas do Direito, com ênfase em Direito Constitucional, Direito Administrativo, Direito Tributário, Direito Penal, Processo Penal e Mediação/Conciliação. É autor de vários artigos científicos. É coautor de vários livros. Ministro do Superior Tribunal de Justiça, desde maio/2015, e Professor da Universidade Federal do Maranhão, desde 1987. 


Prof. Pery Francisco Assis Shikida confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017


We are pleased to announce that prof. Pery Francisco Assis Shikida, Western Parana State University (Unioeste) has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

Prof. Pery Shikida is presently Dean of International Relations at Unioeste. Economist at UFMG (1989), Master in Agricultural Economics at ESALQ/USP (1992), prof. Shikida has a PhD in Economics Applied from ESALQ/USP (1997). Post-doc in Economics at FGV/SP (2009). Visiting Scholar at Kaiserslautern Universität/Germany (2000 and 2005) and University of Wisconsin/USA (2010). Visiting Professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche/Italy (2013), University of Évora/Portugal (2015), Universidad de la Rioja/Spain (2016) and Universitatea Babes Bolyai/Romania (2016). Associate Professor at Western Parana State University (Unioeste).

Prof. Leon Victor de Queiroz Barbosa confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

Leon Victor

We are pleased to announce that prof. Leon Victor de Queiroz Barbosa, Federal University of Campina Grande
has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

Leon Victor de Queiroz Barbosa is Professor of Political Science at Federal University of Campina Grande, where coordinates the area of Political Science in the department of Social Sciences. He is also deputy coordinator of the Master Program in Political Science at the same institution. As a researcher, he’s member of the Center of Legislative Studies (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and of the PRAETOR – Study Group of Judiciary, Politics and Society (Federal University of Pernambuco).

He is also the Editor of Studies of Politics Review and member of the Eletronic Review of Political Science’s editoral board. His current research focus on judicial empowerment in Latin America using Qualitative Comparative Analysis approach, financed by CNPq (National Research Council)
In 2016 Professor Barbosa was awarded a “honorable mention” in the CAPES Thesis Award for his Ph.D. Thesis, “The Silence of the Incumbents: partisan fragmentation and judicial empowerment in Brazil”. He acts on the following fields: judicial institutions, political institutions, comparative politics and quantitative methods.

Prof. Alberto Simpser Mondlak confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

We are pleased to announce that prof. Alberto Simpser Mondlak, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM-Political Science Department
has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Prof. Alberto Simpser’s webpage:

Professor Simpser’s research examines major problems in the political economy of development, including corruption, electoral manipulation, and failures of governance and democratic accountability. His work utilizes statistical, experimental, formal, and qualitative methods. Prof. Simpser joined the faculty of ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) as Associate Professor in the fall of 2014. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He has been a residential Fellow at the Princeton Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a Level II National Researcher in Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Prof. Simpser holds a PhD degree in political science and an MA degree in economics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. degree in engineering sciences from Harvard College.

Prof. Luciano Timm confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

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We are pleased to announce that prof. Luciano Timm, UNISINOS Law School has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

Prof. Luciano Timm is the President of the Brazilian Law and Economics Association, ABDE.

From Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados:

Luciano Timm has worked as a corporate lawyer since 1994, with a professional experience both in the south of Brazil and in São Paulo. Apart from his legal education, his legal practice is especially focused on the commercial and business impacts of each of the clients’ operations. He is well known for bringing elements of his academic experience in Law and Economics to the legal practice. Luciano is often retained for the drafting and negotiation of agreements in complex projects, as well as legal opinions. Moreover, he is highly recognised in the arbitration sphere in the main arbitral chambers in Brazil and abroad, working with matters related to corporate law, torts, real estate and construction matters, among others.


Prof. Rodrigo R. Soares confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017


We are pleased to announce that prof. Rodrigo Soares, Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Columbia University School of Public Affairs:

Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs. Professor Soares’ research centers on development economics, ranging from labor, human capital, and demographic economics, to crime. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, among various others. Before joining Columbia, Soares taught at the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, PUC-Rio, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. Soares is research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), research affiliate at J-PAL Latin America, and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, of the Journal of Demographic Economics, and of the IZA Journal of Labor & Development. He has acted as consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and state governments in Brazil on issues related to crime and violence, health, and development.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics under the guidance of Gary S. Becker at the University of Chicago in 2002.

Prof. Thomas Ulen confirmed participation in Lawle 2017

Thomas Ulen

We are pleased to announce that prof. Thomas S. Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017. Prof. Ulen will deliver the event’s keynote speech.

From the College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Professor Ulen received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He holds a Swanlund Chair, one of the highest endowed titles on the Urbana-Champaign campus, and is director of the College’s Program in Law and Economics. In addition, he is a research affiliate of the Environmental Council, a member of the Campus Honors faculty, and holds positions in the Department of Economics and the Institute for Government and Public Affairs.

Recently, Professor Ulen served as a visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld, and as the foreign chair in international and comparative law at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He has previously been a visiting professor in Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, and a Ford Foundation Professor in Shanghai, China.

As a scholar, Professor Ulen examines a variety of issues related to economics, legal scholarship, and legal education. He has recently completed work on two new books, Cognition, Rationality, and the Law (with Russell Korobkin; University of Chicago Press) and Foundations of Environmental Policy (with John B. Braden, Edward Elgar Publishers, Ltd.). His book, Law and Economics (with Robert Cooter), now in its fourth edition, has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, and Russian.

A prolific writer and researcher, Professor Ulen has contributed four entries—on regulation generally, quantity regulation, price regulation, and quality regulation—for the Oxford Economic History of the United States and a chapter entitled, “The Limits of Law for Imperfectly Rational Actors” for Law and Irrational Behavior (Francesco Parisi, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2003). In addition, he is editing a book of legal humor, and expanding his Illinois Law Review article, “A Nobel Prize in Legal Science,” into a book.

Professor Ulen was a member of the founding board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association and has served as a member of the editorial board of several professional journals. He is also a co-organizer, with Professor Tom Ginsburg and Professor Richard McAdams, of the Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at the College of Law.

Click here for to access prof. Ulen’s SSRN page. Click here for prof. Ulen’s cv (pdf)

Prof. Emerson H. Tiller confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

Emerson Tiller

We are pleased to announce that prof. Emerson Tiller, PRITZKER School of Law, Northwestern University, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From PRITZKER School of Law, Northwestern University:

Emerson H. Tiller joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003 as a Professor of Law with a courtesy appointment at the Kellogg School of Management as Professor of Business Law. Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty, Professor Tiller was a professor at the University of Texas, Graduate School of Business, where he also directed of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. His research has primarily focused on empirical and theoretical analyses of political forces in regulatory and judicial decision-making.

Professor Tiller has also examined the legal and strategic management of intellectual property. He has published numerous papers in law and economic journals as well as law reviews, and has won research grants and fellowships for his work (including awards from the National Academies of Science, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, and the Bradley Foundation).

Click here for to access prof. Tiller’s SSRN page. Click here for prof. Tiller’s publication list (pdf)

Prof. Nuno Garoupa confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017


We are pleased to announce that prof. Nuno Garoupa, Texas A&M University School of Law has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Texas A&M University School of Law:

Nuno Garoupa is Professor of Law & Convener, Program of Law and Social Science, Texas A&M University School of Law and holds the Chair in Research Innovation, Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. He served as President of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Lisbon, Portugal (2014-2016) and taught at University of Illinois College of Law (2007-2015), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2001-2007) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (1998-2001). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York (UK), also holds an LLM from the University of London. Nuno has a long established research interest in the economics of law and legal institutions and comparative judicial politics. He has served as Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2004-2007), Member of the Boards of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (2006-2009) and of the Latin America and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (2009-2011), and co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics (2004-2010) and of the International Review of Law and Economics (since 2012). He has been awarded the Spanish Julian Marias Research Prize 2010.

Click here for a detailed list of prof. Garoupa’s publications.

Save the date: November 16-17, Brasilia, Brazil

Please save the date!

Lawle 2017 will be held at the Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil on November 16-17, 2017.

This year’s workshop is been organized by the Economics and Politics Research Group EPRG (www.econpolrg.com).

We will post additional information on the workshop in due course.