Research

Research Bodies

Collective research at FGV Sao Paulo Law School is organized in different instances that have the common objective of bringing together professors, researchers, and projects, expanding the spaces for scientific production in the area of Law.

Research bodies also work to integrate the school's teaching, research, and extension programs, attract students and researchers, disseminate research activities, and be a forum for dialogue with civil society, established public authorities and private agents, in addition to providing contributions for the improvement of teaching programs at FGV Sao Paulo Law School.

The centers, nuclei, and research groups at FGV Sao Paulo Law School produce studies in different areas of law – such as criminal law, capital market, international law, human rights, tax law, and constitutional law, among others.

See below the research bodies of FGV Sao Paulo Law School.

Professoras da FGV Direito SP em evento sobre repatriação de ativos
  • O Centro de Direitos Humanos e Empresas (FGV CeDHE) iniciou suas atividades em 2013 como um centro de pesquisa aplicada da FGV Direito SP e tem como missão realizar pesquisas que influenciem políticas públicas e práticas empresariais,…
  • The Center for Teaching and Research on Innovation (CEPI) is a 10-year experience in teaching and research at FGV Sao Paulo Law School. Created from the merge of the Teaching and Research on Innovation Group (GEPI), dedicated to debating…
  • The activities of the Fiscal Studies Center (NEF) began in 2009, always focused on the challenge of overcoming the deficit of empirical legal research in Brazil. From then on, the nucleus has established itself as one of the main research…
  • The Center for Justice and Constitution (NJC) was created in 2010 to hold debates on the relationship between Justice, Constitution, and democracy. The nucleus aims to provide a space for discussion, improvements, and academic research on…
  • The creation of the Center of Racial Justice and Law in 2020, by FGV  Sao Paulo Law School took place during a challenging scenario of democratic crisis in Brazil. As a democratic state, our country has historically fallen short of its…
  • The Crime and Penalty Study Center of FGV Sao Paulo Law School produces knowledge on criminal law, criminal procedural law, constitutional law, human rights, and criminology. Currently, the criminal situation is especially relevant in the…
  • The Financial and Capital Markets Nucleus (MFCap) gathers researchers interested in financial and securities markets studies, to develop a common research front. Such research stands out for its prevailing empirical character, based on…
  • Created to gather studies  already being developed by professors and researchers from FGV Sao Paulo Law School, the Gender and Law Center has the general goal of building scientific knowledge on Brazilian legal issues, which show problems…
  • The Global Law and Development Center (NDGD) gathers, within the scope of FGV Sao Paulo Law School, all research and discussion efforts on public and private international law; the processes that could be joined under the title of…
  • The Data Laboratory and Empirical Research in Law (LabDados) is a Development nucleus of the Academic Master’s and PhD Programs of FGV Sao Paulo Law School. It aims to promote the link between methodological reflections on empirical…
  • Created in 2013, the Law, Economics and Governance Center (NuDEG) promotes the understanding and development of the Law and Economics approach, especially in the areas of Contract Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, and Insolvency.…
  • As a general goal, the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Research Group carries out empirical and normative studies and research  on fighting corruption and ethics. The group's specific objectives are: 1) to analyze issues involving…
  • The Economic and Corporate Criminal Law Group (G.DPEE) was cretaed in 2012, and is formed by professors, students, and professionals interested in this area or in areas where economic criminal protection emphasizes: banking, financial,…
  • The Public Group proposes, since 2004, ideas and legal solutions to public challenges based on research findings, contributing to the qualification of academic debates and professional practice. That is why it is such a plural group:…
  • Supreme Court on the Agenda is a research group dedicated to studying the Brazilian Supreme Court, which has achieved an increasingly prominent position in the Brazilian political system. This greater institutional role has been…