Additional activities

Additional activities are requirements of the national curriculum guidelines, and are mandatory for students to complete their undergraduate curriculum. These activities enrich and complement students’ profile, enabling the assessment of their skills, knowledge, and competencies, including those acquired outside the academic environment. They include the practice of independent, cross-sectional, optional, and interdisciplinary studies and activities, especially concerning the labor market and extension actions in the community.

FGV Sao Paulo Law School understands that additional activities provide a favorable space for the promotion and accomplishment of extension activities and social responsibility, seeking to stimulate in students a legal reflection on sustainability issues and environmental and social responsibility, on a continuous and permanent basis. These activities can be integrated into the school's teaching programs and research agendas, or take place through partnerships with institutions that address issues like sustainable development or the social and environmental responsibility of companies.

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Study group

Study groups are additional activities that enrich and complement students’ profile, enabling the assessment of their skills, knowledge, and competencies, including those acquired outside the academic environment.

Find out more about study groups currently active at FGV Sao Paulo Law School.

Public Training School

What is it?

The Public Training School (EFP) is an annual scientific initiation program created in 2015, oriented to  undergraduate students from different universities, and linked to FGV Sao Paulo Law School as a permanent project of the Public Group and of the Brazilian Society of Public Law. Its mission is to train legal leaders to innovate in the area of Public Law. Over the course of a year, 25 students collectively analyze relevant issues of constitutional jurisdiction. EFP has three courses: Jurisprudence workshops, Research Workshops, and the Debate Cycle on Law and Public Management. Courses are conducted by alumni and EFP employees in the form of debates, and current students are leading actors in the discussions. Courses have two weekly meetings, on Wednesdays and Fridays, in the afternoon, and require reading texts in advance. At the end of the year, students present and defend an individual final paper , with a focus on constitutional jurisdiction.

Professor in charge

Carlos Ari Sundfeld

Coordinators:

Mariana Vilella and Yasser Reis Gabriel

Study Group on Family Law

What is it?

The study group deals with the central themes of current family law, by discussing technical concepts of private law and constitutional law, and the effects of the legal discipline of family law on the economic and social reality. As this is an area of law undergoing a fast and deep transformation, the group  also intends to reflect on the factors that guide legal evolution, as well as on the behavior of courts concerning such issues, socially sensitive and in a constant process of change.

Professor in charge

Vivianne Ferreira

Coordinators:

Amuny Zoghbi, Audrey Otsuki, Camila Garcia, Carolina Figueiredo, Fabiana Juliasz, Felipe Paro and Georges Vicentini

Study Group on Administrative Law (linked to the Public Group)

What is it?

It is a study group aimed at deepening central themes of contemporary administrative law, with a focus on reality. Periodic meetings bring together professors, professionals in the field (from the public and private sectors), and students, combining theory and practice and involving short classes, case studies, and experience reports (external guests). At the end of the semester, as a condition for getting credit hours, each student presents an individual article on one of the topics covered in the group. It should be a short article (maximum 3000 characters with spaces), in a journamenuic format, with a practical bias.

Professors in charge

Carlos Ari Sundfeld and André Rosilho

Coordinators:

Leonardo Mendes and Mariana Püschel

Study Group on Succession Law and Property Management

What is it?

The study group deals with the central topics of current succession law. It discusses technical concepts of private and constitutional law and the effects of the discipline Succession  Law on economic and social reality. As this area is undergoing a fast and deep transformation, it also intends to reflect on the factors that guide legal evolution, as well as on the behavior of courts regarding such issues, socially sensitive and in a constant process of change. For this purpose, the group is divided in 2 blocks: (i) it begins with basic notions on the theme, concepts about legitimate and testamentary succession, inheritance, sharing, and protection of fundamental rights; and (ii) it focuses on the study of asset management, the reasons why succession planning should be carried out, as well as its main arrangements - of corporate structure - for asset transmission.

Professor in charge

Vivianne Ferreira

Coordinators:

Camila Garcia, Carolina Figueiredo, Fabiana Juliasz, Felipe Paro and Georges Vicentini

Study Group on Negotiation and Mediation

What is it?

The objective of this group (GENM) is to develop negotiation skills and present consensual methods of conflict resolution. Combining the best theoretical references with guided practical exercises, the group provides techniques that are valid for professional or personal life. GENM meetings occur every year,  in English, as it also prepares FGV students for the main international negotiation and mediation competitions (ICC in Paris, CDRC in Vienna, and CPR in São Paulo).

Professor in charge

José Garcez Ghirardi

Coordinators:

Antonio Belizario, Fabrício Ramos, Fernanda Teodoro, Gustavo Marcondes and Heloísa Salgado

Study Group on Arbitration Practice

What is it?

This group presents the universe of arbitration to the students, and exposes them to the practice of law in arbitration. Students have contact with the theoretical aspects of arbitration as an introduction, learn techniques for writing legal documents, and will receive assistance to develop their style of oral rhetoric, with a focus on arbitration practice nationwide. At the end of the semester, students are expected to master the basic skills, necessary not only to understand arbitration theoretically, but also to eventually participate in arbitration procedures, whether real - in the job market - or simulated - in arbitration competitions.

Professor in charge

Luciano de Souza Godoy

Coordinators:

Amauri Silvestre Pavão, Felipe Conrado and Gabriel Visconti

Study Group on Arbitration

What is it?

This study group (GVEArb) addresses the academic study of national and international arbitration. Students are introduced to complex, controversial, and current issues involving the institute of arbitration. Ideally, group's meetings start with a brief presentation of a chosen topic, followed by the participation of external guests with experience in that area – thus combining theoretical study with a practical view. In addition, GVEArb promotes students’ placement in the arbitration market, encouraging contact with renowned professionals. For the next few years, the group will also produce  academic knowledge, through empirical research and the preparation and dissemination of doctrinal articles authored by its current and former members.

Professor in charge

Rabih Nasser

Coordinators:

Amauri Silvestre Pavão and Fernanda Lopes de Alcântara Gil. Gabriel Visconti and José Victor Palazzi Zakia

Study Group on International Trade

What is it?

The group intends to study the main aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) law, through the analysis of agreements, practical cases, discussions on current issues, and conversations with professionals in the field. The group also serves as a preparatory step for the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, the academic contest on international trade within the WTO.

Professor in charge

Rabih Nasser

Coordinators:

Amuny Zoghbi, Daniela Naomi Nomura, Leonardo Gioachini and Pedro Martins Zuffo

Study Group on Entertainment Law, Media and Culture (linked to CEPI)

What is it?

This study group (DEMC) is linked to the Center for Education and Research on Innovation (CEPI) of FGV Sao Paulo Law School. Created in the second half of 2020, it encourages debates on current topics, not commonly discussed by law students. With the presence of guests from different areas, the group seeks to understand how arts and culture relate to legal studies.

Professors in charge

Alexandre Pacheco and Marina Feferbaum

Coordinators:

Alice Gonçalves, Camila Merino and Júlia Fraige

Study Group on Law and Gender

What is it?

The primary goal of this group is to offer female students the possibility of diving into a different set of topics related to feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies, among others, in their intersection with gender and law. Topics and emphases vary each semester.

Professors in charge

Catarina Barbieri and Luciana Gross Cunha

Coordinators:

Lívia Gonçalves Buzolin, Luana Oliveira Lobo Monteiro and Mariana Romano Farhat Ferraz

Study Group on Criminal Law

What is it?

This group (GEDP) is dedicated to the academic study of criminal and procedural law issues. It also puts students in contact with sensitive topics in the current debate, and with important names in academia and professionals in the field, by working in several lines of research on criminal law and criminal procedural law. To enrich the debate, the group brings together students from both FGV and other law schools, forming a student body from different semesters and different trajectories.

Professor in charge

Heloisa Estellita

Coordinators:

Ana Carolina Said and Rafaella Teixeira Pereira

Study Group on International Criminal Law

What is it?

This group (GEDPI) was created in 2011, to introduce students to an area of law that was almost unknown in Brazil until then. Focusing on the functioning and precedents of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and extinct international criminal courts (Nuremberg Court, Far East Court, Court for Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda Court), the group brings together concepts of international law, human rights, humanitarian law, and criminal law, all part of the court's practice. It also explores and discusses issues related to geopolitics, international relations and contemporary history. It addresses issues of the four crimes judged by ICC (crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, war crimes, and genocide), the scope of the court's jurisdiction, the modes of responsibility, and the situations that ICC currently investigates and prosecutes. The group is also a preparation for the ICC Moot Court Competition, an international competition that simulates ICC procedures. It has a national stage, in Curitiba, and the possibility of classification for the international stage, which takes place in The Hague, seat city of the court.

Professors in charge

Heloisa Estellita and Sylvia Steiner

Coordinators:

Clara Batista, João Pedro de Souza and Paloma Romero

Study Group on Capital Markets

What is it?

This group is a study and research unit composed of undergraduate students from FGV Sao Paulo Law School, and linked to the school's Study Group on Financial and Capital Market. It aims to deepen studies and research on relevant topics of Business law. Created in 2017, the group meets weekly to hold debates with the participation of scholars and invited professionals.

Professors in charge

Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho and Viviane Prado

Coordinators:

Analy Leal Moura and Manoela Bruno Morales Naquis

Study Group on Civil Procedure

What is it?

The Study Group on Civil Procedure addresses introductory notions and advanced questions on civil procedure topics. It also discusses situations similar to those faced in the daily litigation practice– such as some of the challenges faced throughout the Brazilian Process Competition. For these reasons, the group is highly appropriate for those who want to develop basic notions on several aspects of litigation practice, and deepen studies in the area of civil procedural law or are interested in participating in the Brazilian Process Competition. Participation in the group is essential for selecting the team that represents FGV Sao Paulo Law School in the competition.

Professor in charge

Sidnei Amendoeira Jr.

Coordinators:

Diogo Coletta, Gregory Terry Ubillús and Marcelo Agápito

Study Group on International Courts of Human Rights

What is it?

The group is focused on knowledge about the Inter-American Human Rights System (SIDH): Inter-American Commission and Court, seeking to discuss the functioning and challenges of these agents in promoting the rights recognized in the Pact of San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition to preparing for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, the purpose of the group is also to study the formation of Human Rights in the Americas, the role and functions of the protection bodies, and mainly the jurisprudential understanding related to the competition theme at each year.

Professor in charge

Thiago Amparo

Coordinators:

Estéfany Monteiro, Júlia Piazza and Marcella Penhalber

Study Group on Competition Law and Regulation in Digital Platforms

What is it?

The group studies the regulation and competition of digital platforms under different thematic and methodological approaches, analyzing academic debates, conducting empirical research, and tracking current events. In recent years, the group has focused on the development and challenges of the competition law in the digital economy. Currently, it carries out  innovative empirical research on the impacts of electoral regulation in the removal of public online speech, in partnership with the Center for Education and Research on Innovation (CEPI) of FGV Sao Paulo Law School. The group values the dissemination of its studies and encourages its participants to write articles at the end of each project, in order to publish collective papers periodically.

Professor in charge

Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto

Coordinators:

Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto e Antonio Bloch Belizario, Barbara Marchiori de Assis, Filippo Lancieri and Rodrigo Karolczak

Study Group on Legal Form and Economic Relations between Brazil and China (linked to the Center of Global Law)

What is it?

The group aims to be a place for readings, discussions, and research that seeks to introduce and deepen theoretical studies on the interfaces between law, politics, and economics, in the context of economic relations between Brazil and China. The Chinese case seems relevant to understand how authoritarianism creates legal structures of economic and political control, and to what extent these structures influence (or not) the growth of the country's wealth, improving the quality of life of its citizens and reducing social inequalities. The discussion on the subject is more important if we take into account the potential expansion of attempts to export authoritarian development models, which is a consequence of the increasing number of non-democratic regimes around the world. The purpose is to stimulate a critical analysis of Brazil-China relations from an interdisciplinary perspective. At the same time, to foster the participation of students interested in the subject, and in the collective activities of research and extension.

Professor in charge

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

Coordinators:

Amanda Mitsue, Carolina Bianchini, Manu Misra, Maria Eugênia Kroetz and Theofilo Aquino

Empresas Familiares

O que é:

O Grupo de Estudos de Empresas Familiares (GEEF) da FGV Direito SP é um grupo multidisciplinar fechado, em atividade desde 10/2009, formado por experts e profissionais com amplo conhecimento e atuação na prestação de serviços para empresas familiares e famílias empresárias, em diversas áreas, tais como Direito Societário e Planejamento Sucessório, Direito de Família e das Sucessões, Planejamento Tributário, Administração de Empresas, Economia, Psicologia, Recursos Humanos, Governança Corporativa e Governança Familiar.

De novembro de 2009 até dezembro de 2019 o grupo se encontrou uma vez por mês, no auditório da FGV Direito SP, para debater situações envolvendo empresas familiares e famílias empresárias, a partir da apresentação, por algum membro do grupo, de casos reais, doutrina e jurisprudência envolvendo o assunto.

Os apresentadores foram convidados a escrever um artigo sobre seu tema para livros do GEEF que, em seus 10 anos de atuação, publicou 4 livros e dezenas de artigos em livros e revistas especializadas.

No ano de 2020, em razão da pandemia, nossos encontros foram suspensos e o GEEF gravou 12 vídeos apresentados por Roberta Nioac Prado, sobre temas e conceitos relevantes para famílias empresárias e empresas familiares, dentre os quais Governança Familiar, Governança Corporativa, Caderno IBGC boas práticas para Empresas Fechadas (Ltda e S/A), Holdings, Acordos de Sócios, Usufruto e nua-propriedade, Metodologia de Alinhamento Estrat&ea cute;gico da Família, Casamento, União Estável e Contrato de Namoro, Regime de bens no Casamento e na União Estável – Impactos no Divórcio, Regime de bens no Casamento e na União Estável – Impactos na Sucessão. Todos disponíveis no canal do GEEF no Youtube.

Docentes supervisoras:

Roberta Nioac Prado e Viviane Muller Prado

Coordenação:

Roberta Nioac Prado

Contatos:

roberta.prado@fgv.br e nioacprado@uol.com.br
 

Grupo de Estudos em Fusões e Aquisições

O que é

Em sua terceira edição, o grupo abordará por completo o processo de uma transação de M&A, do começo ao fim, trazendo temáticas essenciais ao profissional atuante na área. A base de leitura foi estruturada majoritariamente em torno da obra “Fusões e Aquisições”, de Sérgio Botrel, que será acompanhada por textos de outros grandes nomes do mercado a serem designados pelos convidados. Além disso, serão trabalhados casos paradigmáticos e que marcaram importantes discussões jurídicas no cenário nacional. Dentro de uma estrutura socrática, as aulas buscam a participação e engajamento dos alunos, por meio da construção conjunta do aprendizado, e serão ministradas por convidados externos que possuem experiência.

Docente responsável

Rodrigo Fialho Borges

Coordenação

André Salles, Henrique Heller e Lorena Ferreira

Grupo de Estudos de Compliance Empresarial

O que é

O Grupo de Estudos de Compliance Empresarial é um espaço dedicado ao estudo e debate do compliance, na perspectiva ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), que tem por objetivo aprofundar discussões interdisciplinares, com foco na correlação entre o compliance e as diversas áreas de atuação empresariais e corporativas, tendo como pilares a ética, a integridade e o respeito aos direitos humanos. 

Docente responsável

Janaína Vieira de Castro

Coordenação

Janaína Vieira de Castro e Lucienne Cwikler Szajnbok

 

Grupo de Estudos Constitucionais

O que é

O Grupo de Estudos Constitucionais (Greco), vinculado ao Núcleo de Justiça e Constituição (NJC) da FGV Direito SP, tem como objetivo apresentar e estimular a reflexão em temas de Direito constitucional entre estudantes de diferentes cursos, instituições e períodos da graduação. O grupo visa fornecer aos participantes as referências e os instrumentos necessários para a compreensão e o enfrentamento crítico das principais temáticas discutidas atualmente no Direito constitucional, a fim de produzir um diálogo profícuo não somente entre os integrantes do Greco, mas com os debates acadêmicos do ramo. A cada semestre, um eixo temático será definido com o propósito de ordenar todos os encontros do grupo. Nesse semestre nosso eixo temático é "Eleições, Constituição e democracia representativa".

Docentes responsáveis

Dimitri Dimoulis e Nikolay Bispo

Coordenação

Barbára Magarian, João Pedro Rodrigues Oliveira, Lucas Bertolo e Marco Costa 

Student competitions

National and international student competitions are rich learning processes that develop attitude, professionalism, efficient communication, and creativity, in an environment of intense interaction with students from different cultures and legal traditions. FGV Sao Paulo Law School encourages students’ participation by offering a support structure that includes preparation workshops, and referral to experienced coaches and monitors in the areas of expertise of each competition.

Despite its recent history, FGV Sao Paulo Law School had a significant participation in international student competitions, achieving important  positions in several  of them.

Find out more about the competitions that have the participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School teams.

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

What is it?

Organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the competition takes place every year in Paris, and encourages teaching and learning of mediation as a form of conflict resolution.

Theme

Business Mediation  

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2007, and got an excellent performance record in the competition, including the 1st place in 2008, and two third places in 2007 and 2012.

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

What is it?

Held by an association of law schools, arbitration bodies, and UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), the competition takes place annually in Vienna to debate the resolution of disputes through arbitration. Every year, more than 300 schools participate in the competition.

Theme

Arbitration

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2007. In 2014, the team was ranked among the 32 best, and one student received an honorable mention as a speaker. In 2019, the team ranked 1st in the Pre-Moot of Curitiba, and in 2020 it got the same position in the Pre-Moot of Souto Correa.

Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

What is it?

Held by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American University Washington College of Law, the competition held its first edition in 1995, and today is trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese). Created to instruct lawyers to operationalize the Inter-American Human Rights System, the competition takes place in Washington, and has trained more than three thousand students around the world.

Theme

Human Rights

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2015. In 2019, the team ranked first in the competition. In 2018, the team won the 1st best victims' memorial in Portuguese, and in 2020 the team was ranked 2nd in that category.

Brazilian Arbitration Competition Petrônio Muniz

What is it?

The competition, created in 2010, is held by the Business Mediation and Arbitration Chamber Brazil (Camarb). It disseminates the practice of arbitration, encourages its study, and contributes to train more qualified professionals for working in the area.

Theme

Arbitration in Brazilian Law

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

The FGV Sao Paulo Law School team won the competition in 2016, and three of its students won individual awards as best speakers.

John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

What is it?

Since 2001, the competition is held by The European Law Students Association (ELSA), which simulates commercial disputes held at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The initial stages take place in several countries. The final stage, in Geneva.

Theme

International Trade

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2010, and got the 1st place in the regional phase, in 2014, and one of the speakers received an honorable mention. In 2019, the team reached the semi-finals and won the award for the best respondent (required) memorial.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

What is it?

It is the biggest moot competition, with more than 600 teams from 80 countries. It takes place annually, and simulates a process before the International Court of Justice, a United Nations agency. The initial stages are national, and the final stage takes place in Washington.

Theme

Public International Law

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2008. In 2015, the team ranked 8th at the Brazilian stage.

International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition

What is it?

The main goal of the competition is to disseminate knowledge and studies on International Criminal Law, the performance of international courts and their jurisprudence, as well as the work developed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with member countries. ICC seeks the end of large-scale crimes against civilian populations and of the impunity of those most responsible for such crimes. The competitions simulate ICC hearings, whether in the opening of an investigation, confirmation of the charges, trial or appeal, based on a fictitious case.

Theme

International Criminal Court

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

School teams have participated since 2012, have achieved a 4th place, and, in 2013, the national 1st place. 

Brazilian Process Competition

What is it?

The competition’s goal is the development and improvement of study and practice of civil procedure in Brazil.

Theme

Civil Procedure

Participation of FGV Sao Paulo Law School

In 2018, the team ranked 10th.