On the 22th of August, the entire FGV Rio Law community gathered for the event "FGV Rio Law: International Initiatives and the Global School Project." The event shined a spotlight on both the importance of internationalization efforts in (legal) education, as well as the many opportunities FGV Rio Law offers its students and faculty.
The opening of the event featured the participation of the School's dean, Professor Sérgio Guerra, and the president of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, who talked about the importance and value of intercultural experiences as part of every students educational journey.
The second part was led by the coordinator of the Global School - FGV Rio Law, Rodrigo Vianna, who presented the results and prospects of the area. To discuss the School's international partnerships, foreign professors James Speta, one of the presidents of the Law Schools Global League, Matthew Stephenson from Harvard Law School, and Owen M. Fiss together with Bradley Hayes, from Yale Law School, provided their insights on the projects developed in collaboration with FGV Rio Law.
The event was followed by presentations from professors Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida, Luca Belli, Evandro M. de Carvalho, and Fernando Leal. They used their time to shine a spotlight on their research centers (find out more) and research groups (find out more) as well as the ever more internationally driven postgraduate program (find out more).
Finally, the undergraduate program director, Professor Thiago Bottino, invited the students who participated in the recent Moot Court competitions to the stage. In a ceremonial act, the winning team of the 28th edition of the Inter-American Human Rights Competition was awarded their trophy in front of the entire FGV Rio Law community.