Criminal Law Clinic

New modes of criminal offenses such as crimes against the tax order and the financial system, environmental crimes, in addition to corruption of public and private agents, relations with civil society spheres, and the practice in international courts require a high level of sophistication in the study and application of criminal law.

Under the coordination of Professor Heloísa Estellita, the Criminal Law Clinic presents to students, through factual situations, case studies for analysis and professional development, and multifaceted exercises for legal practice. Thus, students are exposed to different sub-areas that coexist under the line of criminal law.


Amicus Curiae Committee

In 2012, the clinic developed, within the scope of an agreement with the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM), research and memorial writing in support of a case of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The survey had the collaboration of the ombudsman’s office of CASA Foundation. The case was taken to the Inter-American Court by the Argentina Public Defender's Office, and seeks to declare the illegality of imposing life sentences on juvenile offenders. The case still awaits trial.

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Booklet on Money Laundering Prevention for Small Jewelry Stores

Throughout three semesters, students worked on the production of this booklet to disseminate, in a more accessible way, the obligation of jewelers to fight money laundering. Since its development in 2012, the project operates under an agreement signed with the Control Council for Financial Activities (COAF). In addition, the initiative has the support of the Brazilian Institute of Gems and Precious Metals (IBGM).

The guide was developed for small businesses and autonomous professionals who trade precious stones and metals. Information on how to comply with the obligations imposed by the Money Laundering Law (Law No. 9,613/98) and by the sector-specific regulation – COAF Resolution no. 23 of December 20, 2012, are also in the document.

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