Professores Visitantes

Além dos programas de intercâmbio, a Escola também incentiva a realização de seminários e conferências internacionais, além de oferecer cursos de curta duração ministrados por professores visitantes. 

Ementas dos Cursos


  • Set

    Introduction to the Legal Aspects of Technical standards and standartization in the field of information technology

    Kees (C.) Stuurman
    15 h/aula
    1 credito
  • Out

    Class Action and Aggregate Litigation Models

    Daniel Jutras
    McGill University
    15 h/aula
    1 credito
  • Nov

    Transnational Law Experiments

    Peer Zumbansen
    King's College London
    15 h/aula
    1 credito
  • Mai

    Law and Development in China

    Weitseng Chen

    Visão Geral



    China’s rise posts various challenges to conventional thinking, as captured in the fashionable term “Beijing Consensus” that depicts a Chinese model for law and development. Given China’s economic performance, if state-owned enterprises can promote economic development, why privatize? If the public ownership fits the market economy, why liberalize? If private banks and insurance companies are too big to fail and require public bailout when in crisis, why privatize state banks in the first place? Also, if the authoritarian system works well in generating growth, why democratize? If the state capitalism is so successful, why free market? The list of doubts may go on and on but it reveals more ambiguity of the Chinese model, if any, than exact configurations of legal institutions and relevant practices. What exactly are the institutional factors that have made China’s economic growth a success and whether or not they are sustainable?
    This course aims to unveil these puzzles by a thorough examination of a wide range of legal institutions and their practices in China, including political system, property, contract, corporate law regime, foreign investment and financial institutions. The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding and analytical framework for various law and development topics in light of Chinese experiences. Scholars of law and development stress that institutions matter, but how they matter and which institutions matter most remain hotly contested questions. As such, the lecturer will work with students to continuingly ask and answer why and how China has been able to offset its institutional weaknesses while achieving impressive economic results both at home and worldwide without moving closer to the existing models of western countries. Instead of focusing only on China, this course aims to use Chinese experiences to shed light on the evolution of legal institutions concerning economic development and to scrutinize and enrich contemporary legal theories that have not been examined with great care in the context of non-western countries.

    • Donald Clarke et al., The Role of Law in China's Economic Development, in CHINA’S GREAT ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION (Loren Brandt & Thomas G. Rawski eds., 2008)
    • Barry Naughton, The Socialist Era, 1949-1978: Big Push Industrialization and Policy Instability, in THE CHINESE ECONOMY: TRANSITIONS AND GROWTH, pp.55-84 (2007)
    • Richard A. Posner, Creating a Legal Framework for Economic Development, The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-11 (1998)
    • Kevin E. Davis & Michael J. Trebilcock, The Relationship between Law and Development: Optimists versus Skeptics, 56 AM. J. COMP. L. 895 (2008)
    • TONY SAICH, GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS OF CHINA, pp. 142-178 (3rd edition, 2011)
    • R. Peerenboom & Weitseng Chen, The East Asian Model and Developing the Rule of Law, in POLITICAL CHANGE IN CHINA: COMPARISONS WITH TAIWAN (Larry Diamond & Bruce Gilley eds., 2008)
    • Francis Fukuyama, China and East Asian Democracy: The Patterns of History, JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY, Vol. 23, No.1, at 14 (2012)
    • Fu Hualing, Challenging Authoritarianism through Law: Potentials and Limit, NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, Vol. 6, at 339 (2011)
    • Xin He, A Tale of Two Chinese Courts: Economic Development and Contract Enforcement, JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Vol. 39, No. 3, 384-409 (2012)
    • Simon Johnson et al., Courts and Relational Contracts, THE JOURNAL OF LAW, ECONOMICS, & ORGANIZATION, Vol. 18, Issue 1, at 221(2002)
    • Madeleine Zelin, The Firm in Early Modern China, 71 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION 623 (2009)
    • Don Clarke, Order without Order in Chinese Corporate Governance Institutions, 30 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 131 (2010)
    • Susan H. Whiting, The Regional Evolution of Ownership Forms: Shareholding Cooperatives and Rural Industry in Shanghai and Wenzhou, in PROPERTY RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC REFORM IN CHINA, pp. 171-200 (1999)
    • Robert Ellickson, The Costs of Complex Land Titles: Two Examples from China, PROPERTY RIGHTS CONFERENCE JOURNAL, Vol. 1, at 281 (2012)
    • Donald Clarke, China’s Stealth Urban Land Revolution (George Washington University Law School, working paper, Feb. 22, 2012)
    • Eva Pils, Waste No Land: Property, Dignity and Growth in Urbanizing China, ASIAN-PACIFIC LAW & POLICY JOURNAL, Vol. 11, issue 2, at 1 (2010)
    • Minxin Pei, Fighting Corruption: A Difficult Challenge for Chinese Leaders, in CHINA’S CHANGING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE (Cheng Li ed., 2008)
    • Andrew Brady Spading, The Irony of International Business Law: U.S. Progressivism, China’s New Laissez Faire, and Their Impact in the Developing World, 59 U.C.L.A. L. REV. 354 (2011)
    • Weitseng Chen, Institutional Arbitrage: China’s Economic Power Projection and International Capital Markets, COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF ASIAN LAW, VOL. 26, NO.2 (2013)
    • Michael Schuman, Is the Chinese Yuan Becoming a Rival to the Dollar? TIME (Feb. 15, 2011)
    • Katharina Pistor, The Governance of China's Finance, in CAPITALIZING CHINA (Joseph P. H. Fan & Randall Morck eds., 2012)
    • Yasheng Huang, Debating China’s Economic Growth: The Beijing Consensus or The Washington Consensus, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES, pp.31-47 (May, 2010
    • Li-Wen Lin & Curtis J. Milhaupt, We Are the (National) Champions: Understanding the Mechanisms of State Capitalism in China, 65 Stanford L. Rev. 697 (2013)
  • Abr

    Public Procurement in a globalized World - public procurement according to International and European Law

    Nuno Cunha Rodrigues
  • Abr

    Comparative Corporate Law

    Marco Venturozzo
    Penn State University

    Visão Geral



    Corporate law is increasingly a global topic. In order to fully understand the business law environment, lawyers, judges, business people and scholars can no longer limit themselves to one legal system.  This is not only because in an increasingly global world, business transactions are not confined by national boundaries, but also because regulatory models and rules circulate among different legal systems.  This short course examines selected issues concerning corporate law and international corporate transactions in a comparative perspective, focusing in particular on U.S. and European law, but not only.  It builds on over 15 years of experience practicing, writing, and teaching in the area of comparative corporate law: the instructor has been trained in both civil and common law, and is currently a professor of law both in the U.S. and Italy.  The course also builds on a casebook on Comparative Corporate Law that will be published in 2015 by West Academic Press, authored by the Instructor. The course has been taught in a similar format to law students and practitioners from lots of different legal cultures, at Universities and Law Schools in Germany, Spain, India, China, U.S., Italy, just to mention a few.

    Topics covered include the incorporation process, piercing the corporate veil, the financial structure of the corporation (shares and bonds), shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance (in particular, directors’ liability), M&As and hostile takeovers.  The goal is to offer to students a solid understanding of different legal approaches to common substantive problems, in order to stimulate them both to consider critically their own legal system, and to be aware of important problems that might arise when dealing with international corporate and business transactions.  For these reasons, the course has both theoretical and practical goals: from a more theoretical perspective, it challenges students to think “out of the box”; from a more practical perspective, it broadens their legal culture discussing different regulatory strategies, adopted in different legal systems, in order to govern corporate and business transactions.

    • Ross A. Wilson v. Louisiana-Pacific Resources
    • Centros
    • Sample of AOI and bylaws
    • Baatz v. Arrow Bar
    • Walkovsky v. Carlton
    • Excerpt from M. VENTORUZZO AND OTHERS, Comparative Corporate Law, West, forthcoming 2015, Piercing the corporate veil in civil law systems.
    • Vantage Point v. Examen
    • Morgan Stanley v. ADM
    • Commission of the European Communities v. Kingdom of Spain – C-338/06
    • Practical Exercise: Negotiating and Drafting a Shareholders’ Agreements Limiting the Transferability of the Shares
    • Smith v. Van Gorkom
    • Today Homes v. Williams
    • Practical Exercise: Calculating and Negotiating the Exchange Ratio in a Merger
    • Hariton v. Arco
    • Unocal Corp. v. Mesa Petroleum
    • M. VENTORUZZO, Europe’s Thirteenth Directive and U.S. Takeover Regulation: Regulatory Means and Political and Economic Ends, 41 Tex. Int’l L. J. 171 (2006)
  • Out

    Modernity and the Autonomy of Law in Historical Perspective: a Comparative Study of Germany and Brazil in the 19th Century

    Joachim Rückert
  • Out

    Business and Human Rights

    Willem van Genugten
    Tilburg Law School
  • Out

    Business Law

    Francisco Marcos
    IE Law School
  • Kees (C.) Stuurman

    Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1995. "Technische normen en het recht. Beschouwingen over de interactie tussen het recht en technische normalisatie op het terrein van informatietechnologie en telecommunicatie." (Technical standards and the law), Promotor: H.J. de Ru
    Master Dutch Law , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1985
    Master Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1981

  • Kevin Davis joined the NYU School of Law as Professor of Law in 2004. He was formerly a tenured member of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. He teaches courses on Contracts, Law and Development and Secured Transactions, as well as seminars on Financing Development and Contract Theory. His current research is focused on contract law, the governance of financial transactions involving developing countries, and the general relationship between law and economic development.

    Professor Davis received his B.A. in Economics from McGill University in 1990. After graduating with an LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1993, he served as Law Clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and later as an associate in the Toronto office of Torys, a Canadian law firm. After receiving an LL.M. from Columbia University in 1996, he was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. He has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California, a visiting fellow at Cambridge University’s Clare Hall, and a visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He came to the NYU School of Law as a visiting professor in 2003.

  • Larry Weiser

    Professor Larry A. Weiser has been on the faculty of Gonzaga Law School in the clinical law program since 1981. He is director of the clinical law programs, the Elder Law Project, and teaches Elder Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    Prof. Weiser is past chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and law school liaison and past treasurer of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Prof. Weiser has been certified as an Elder Law attorney by the American Bar Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a former board member of the Spokane Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and past chair of the Dispute Resolution Center of Spokane and ADR Section of the Spokane County Bar Association.

    Prof. Weiser is currently a member of the Spokane County Superior Court Guardian Ad Litem Committee. He has mediated many cases over the past 20 years and is a certified mediator with the Northwest Conflict Management Center (formally known as Inland Mediation Center of Spokane) and the Washington Mediation Association.

  • Margaret Blair
    Margaret Blair

    Margaret Blair is an economist who focuses on management law. Her current research focuses on five areas: team production and the legal structure of business organizations, legal issues in the governance of supply chains, the role of private sector governance arrangements in contract enforcement, the legal concept of corporate “personhood,” and the problem of excessive leverage in financial markets. Professor Blair was appointed to the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise in fall 2010. She joined Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2004 and is affiliated with the Law and Business Program. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty, Professor Blair taught at Georgetown University Law Center, where she became a visiting professor in 1996 and served as a Sloan Visiting Professor, teaching Corporations and Corporate Finance, and as research director for the Sloan-GULC Project on Business Institutions, from 2000 through June 2004. She has also been a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where she wrote about corporate governance and the role of human capital in corporations. She served on the board of directors of Sonic Corp. from 2001-06 and currently serves on the board of WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production).


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