Clinic on Public Law in Business

The Clinic on Public Law in Business seeks to develop students’ understanding of the interests associated with large-scale government projects, as well as the procedure and form of interaction between the public and private sectors in their development.

Coordinated by Professor Fernando Marcato, the clinic seeks to involve students in analyzing the interests of the parties involved, negotiating with opposing parties, formulating strategies, and delivering creative solutions to customers. Thus, they are encouraged to reason legally - without losing their sense of reality -, defend positions and build creative legal solutions applicable to the public sector.


Structuring of Public Policies to Support Microenterprises (ME) and Small Businesses (EPP)

In this project, carried out in the first semester of 2012, clinic's students worked in four distinct fronts: (i) encouraging ME and EPP to adopt environmentally correct solutions for the disposal of solid waste, according to national policy; (ii) financial support for projects with technological innovation potential, developed by ME and EPP; (iii) proposed amendment to state legislation to provide benefits guaranteed to ME and EPP in public procurement; (iv) regulation of article 56 of Complementary Law No. 123/2006, which created the figure of a ‘special purpose company’, composed of MEs and EPPs. The result was presented to Sebrae (Brazilian Service for Support of Micro and Small Firms), the project's client.

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Legal studies for the de-pollution of the Pinheiros River

During the first half of 2013, the Clinic on Public Law in Business had the Águas Claras do Rio Pinheiros Association as a client, a non-profit, public interest civil society organization (OSCIP), whose goal is to clean up the Pinheiros River. The partnership aimed to analyze the legal aspects of the project tin order to build a hydro-ring in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. The hydro-ring project comprises the creation of a waterway, which, in addition to transporting loads and passengers, would increase the volume of water available at the Billings Dam and the Pinheiros River, helping to dam the river and generate electricity at the Henry Borden Power Plant.

The product developed and delivered by the clinic to the association was a matrix of competencies and responsibilities of each agency, which  could (or should)  participate in the hydro-ring project, to a greater or lesser extent.

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Models for presenting proposals from the private sector to Artesp

The project presented to the Transport Agency of the State of São Paulo (Artesp) in 2014 contained the conclusions of the analysis carried out over a semester. It included (i) potential models and relevant issues for the presentation of proposals by the private sector to Artesp; (ii) legal model of the project; (iii) regulatory issues associated with airport activities; and (iv) environmental and real estate/land issues associated with the project.

The program also aimed to expand the technical knowledge of students in central areas, in addition to exercising skills and abilities for building creative legal solutions in the public sector.

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