Conference on Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Challenges

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    University of Notre Dame   •   University of São Paulo

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Conference aims to bring together intellectuals from the University of Notre Dame, Universidade de São Paulo, foundations, industry, and policy groups to discuss matters including but not limited to economic law, human rights, transparency, constitutional law, accountability, and racial inequality. This comparative perspective and sharing of knowledge can support legal and policy analysis as well as design recommendations that take into account specific aspects of Brazilian society and institutions. A panel presentation composed of faculty members from the University of Notre Dame and the Universidad de São Paulo will lead the discussions. The Panel will address and delve into the topic of rule of law, its implications, and impact. At the conclusion of the moderated presentation, the panel will take questions from the audience.


The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Conference is an integral dimension of the University of Notre Dame's commitment to build meaningful relationships with Brazilian institutions in the service of a shared common good.


Universidade de São Paulo Law School

All times are São Paulo local time

Conference Agenda

8:45-9:00am: Opening Remarks
Adalberto A. Firschmann, Doyen of the University Council and Dean of the School of Economics, Business and Accounting (FEA),
University of São Paulo
Michael E. Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization, University of Notre Dame

9:00-10:30am: First Panel Discussion
Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Challenges - Brazil and Beyond
Audtiorio 1st Floor

Moderator: Fernando Furriela, Attorney at Law, Furriela Advogados, São Paulo

Jimmy Gurulé, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
Susanne Wengle, Assisant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Ronaldo Porto Macedo Junior, Professor of Law, FDUSP
Carolina Mota Mourão, Mackenzie Law School
Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo, Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP)

Daniel Falcão, Professor of Law, Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Ribeirão Preto/USP and Public Law Institute (IDP/Brasília)

10:30-11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Second Panel Discussion
Rule of Law in Economic and Political Affairs - Challenges for Emerging Countries
Auditiorio 1st Floor

Moderator: Camila Villard Duran, Professor of Law, FDUSP

Roger Alford, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs, Notre Dame Law School
Michael Coppedge, Professor of Political Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Alberto do Amaral Júnior, Professor of Law, FDUSP
Vera Monteiro, Professor of Law, FGV Law School
Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences (FFLCH), University of São Paulo

Vinicius Marques de Carvalho, Professor of Law, FDUSP

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