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A tentative course schedule will be posted in this page closer to the start of the program. Evaluation will be in the form of a written examination on the day following the end of the class schedule, in addition to some smaller group and individual exercises over the course of the program. Class attendance and participation is also essential. Given the intense nature of the learning, students will be given an idea of the question or questions in advance of the examination in order to assure that they will have sufficient time to reflect and prepare. Grading will be done according to Tulane’s mandatory curve. All lectures will be IN ENGLISH or accompanied by English translation. Consistent with American Bar Association accreditation standards for foreign programs, where there is translation, extra class time will be added since translation time may not count as class time

There is wheelchair access at all course sites.

Law and Sustainable Development: Comparative and International Perspectives (5 credits)

This program will offer students a unique insight into how the rule of law is created and shaped by judges, administrative officials, and other legal actors to address important issues faced by new democracies and emerging markets. As the program is set in Brazil -- a country that was colonized in the sixteenth century but which again became a fully democratic republic with the adoption of its current Constitution in 1988 -- this five credit course will focus on how this comparatively new democracy and important industrial power and emerging market economy is using the rule of law to address issues commonly faced by developing countries. The course will include presentations by federal judges, attorneys, government officials, and other members of the legal community on such issues as the development of constitutional law with respect to human rights, social and economic issues; labor law doctrines dealing with issues of discrimination, and terms and conditions of employment; property, tort, and environmental law as they relate to pollution, natural resources and other preservation challenges faced by developing countries; administrative law doctrines governing the interrelated role of administrative agencies and courts in enforcing the governing legal regime; taxation and corporate law as they relate to economic development issues. The course will also contain presentations from leading Brazilian academic and others who will offer candid assessments of the successes achieved and challenges faced by the application of the rule of law to these political, social, and economic issues. In addition to classroom instruction, the students will be provided exposure to Brazilian society and legal institutions through field trips in order to observe and assess the realistic consequences of actions by legal actors and institutions.

2018 Rio de Janeiro Summer Program Course Schedule

 Date Hour 
June 1
 9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
Alexandre Veronese
 Brazilian Judicial System

June 4
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
Alexandre Veronese
Brazilian Judicial System
June 5 &
June 6
 9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
 Fernando Fontainha

June 7 &
June 8
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
Beatriz Galli
Gender and Reproduction Rights

June 11 &
June 12
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
 Romulo Sampaio
 Environmental Law
June 13
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
Roberto Fragale
Labor Law and Court visit
June 14

Roberto Fragale
Field Trip (Labor Court)
June 15
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)
 Joel Friedman
June 18 9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40) Joel Friedman Mediation
June 19 &
June 20
9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40) Marcia Nina Human Rights
June 21 9:00 – 13:00 (10 min breaks at 10:15 and 11:40)    Cleber Alves Legal Aid for the Unrepresented
June 22   Cleber Alves Field Trip (Legal Aid)

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