Joao is from São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a BA in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Prior to studying at CEU, he has worked as a lawyer in a law firm specialized in International Law. In 2019 he founded a legal research institute that helps in fostering rule of law and local development through international law in Brazil. At CEU he is part of the LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law program.
What is your goal in life?
To help improve the design of democratic institutions in order to consolidate the rule of law in Brazil and abroad.
Why did you choose your course of study?
I chose CEU’s LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law for its interdisciplinary and research-focused approach. I am especially interested in the intersection between constitutional and international law, and how it may foster democratic institutions and local development. I believe CEU may be the best place to study these issues.
What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?
I hope to improve my research and analytical skills in my fields of study, while also broadening my perspectives from interactions with my professors and classmates, with whom I hope to work on further projects.