Unisinos

Graduate

Law (MSc/PhD)

Overview


Unisinos Graduate Program in Law is noted for conducting high-level research, contributing to the progress of Law science and disseminating its intellectual production in the law community and society. This program stands out for carrying out research that translates the state of the art in Theory of Law and State, including studies on globalization and human rights as well as criticism of the legal doctrine and its many particularities. Within the context of interinstitutional relations, this graduate program keeps agreements with important teaching and research institutions in Europe and the Americas, providing teachers and students with the opportunity for information exchange and joint production.

Emphasis:

Public Law

Areas of Study


Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights
As the emphasis of this program is Public Law, it is paramount to include in the scope of research discussions on State and the necessary responses to social demands, based on the realization of fundamental social rights. Thus, the research developed within this area of study aims to delve into the current criticism of traditional hermeneutical models, based on the contributions of Semiotics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, and theories of Legal Argumentation. From this follows the need to investigate the effectiveness of Law and applicability of rules by Courts, based on a review of currently prevailing concepts in the doctrine, jurisprudence, Theory of the State and Theory of Law, where the study of the Constitution and Jurisdiction is essential, as well as their relationships with other areas of Material and Procedural Law. This area of study fosters a reflexive critical debate from the perspective of centrality of the Constitution and Constitutionalism within an increasingly complex and fragmented environment.

Society, New Rights and Transnationalization
The research developed within this area of study focuses on the changes in Law, enhanced by the transformations in contemporary institutional structures, emergence of new rights (third and forth dimensions) and inflow of the phenomenon of globalization. These changes impose on jurists the need to reflect on the forms of institutionalization of contemporary societies. This area of study also addresses emerging rights, such as bioethics, biolaw, protection of intellectual property, diffuse and collective rights, fundamental human rights, and rights and obligations generated by new technologies, from a transdisciplinary perspective related to the notion of complexity, prioritizing the discussion of Society grounded on contemporary theories.

Faculty Back to menu


Head of Program

Fernanda Frizzo Bragato
PhD in Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Human Rights.
Areas of Interest: Human Rights, Law Philosophy, Theory of Justice, Post-Modernity and Post-Colonialism.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: fbragato@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Permanent Professors

Anderson Vichinkeski Teixeira
PhD in Theory and History of Law, with a Post-Doctoral degree in Constitutional Law.
Areas of Interest: Constitutional Law, Philosophy, Political Science and Constitutional Jurisdiction.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: andersonvt@unisinos.br
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Clarissa Tassinari
PhD in Law.
Areas of Interest: Law and Politics, Judicialization of Politics, Judicial Activism, Institutional Dialogues, Constitutional Law and Hermeneutic.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: clatassinari@unisinos.br
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Darci Guimarães Ribeiro*
PhD in Procedural Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Constitutional Procedural Law.
Areas of Study: Procedure and Constitution, Procedure and Democracy, Effective Judicial Protection, Socialization of Civil Procedure, Urgent Relief, Individual and Collective Relief, Procedure Object and Debate Object, Constitutional Procedural Principles, Differentiated Procedures.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: dribeiro@unisinos.br
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Délton Winter de Carvalho*
PhD in Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Environmental Law and Disaster Law.
Areas of Interest: Environmental Law, Climate Change, Disaster Law, Environmental Governance.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: deltonw@unisinos.br
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Gabriel de Jesus Tedesco Wedy
PhD in Law.
Areas of Interest: State law. Law and Sustainable Development. Environmental law. Climate Change Law. Climate disputes. Law and Renewable Energy.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: gabrielwedy@unisinos.br
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Gerson Neves Pinto
Doctor of Medieval Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Law, Contemporary Legal Systems, Practical Reason and Law, Bioethics and Bio-Law, Ethics and Law, Theories of Justice.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: gersonp@unisinos.br
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Jânia Maria Lopes Saldanha
PhD in Law, with postdoctoral degree in Cosmopolitanism and Justice Systems (Senior Internship with Capes Scholarship)
Areas of Interest: Internationalization of law; Cosmopolitanism; National and non-national justice systems; Conventionality control; Regional and global human rights protection systems; Human rights and business; Transitional justice; Human rights and construction of the "common"..
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: janias@unisinos.br
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José Rodrigo Rodriguez*
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Critical Legal Theory (Karl Renner, Franz Neumann, Otto Kirchheimer, Luis Warat, Gender and Race); Social Movements, Globalization, Fight for Rights and Self-Management; Theory, Empirical Research and Criticism of Legal Argumentation; Theoretical Models in Legal Education and Research.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: jrrodriguez@unisinos.br
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Lenio Luiz Streck*
PhD in Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Public Law.
Areas of Interest: Public Law, Hermeneutics, Constitution, Constitutional Jurisdiction and Fundamental Rights.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: lenio@unisinos.br
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Leonel Severo Rocha
PhD in Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Sociology of Law.
Areas of Interest: Theory of Law, Sociology of Social Systems and Democracy.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: leonel@unisinos.br
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Luciane Klein Vieira
PhD in Law.
Areas of Interest: Integration Law, Private International Law, International Consumer Protection, International Legal Cooperation, Regional Organizations, Globalization and Sustainable Consumption.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: lucianevieira@unisinos.br
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Marciano Buffon
PhD in Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Tax and EnvironmentalLaw (International Mobility Scholarships for Teachers and Researchers Santander).
Areas of Interest: Constitutional Tax Systems, Role of taxation in and for the Contemporary State.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: buffon@unisinos.br
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Miguel Tedesco Wedy
PhD in Law.
Areas of Interest: Constitution and Criminal Procedure, Justice and Procedural Guarantees, Philosophy of Law and Hermeneutics.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: miguel@unisinos.br
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Raquel Von Hohendorff
PhD in Law.
Areas of Interest: Transdisciplinarity, Legal Education, Information Society, Technological Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: rhohendorff@unisinos.br
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Prof. Dr. Roger Raupp Rios
PhD in Law, postdoctoral degree in Anti-from the University of Paris 2.
Areas of Interest: Human rights, anti-discrimination law (discrimination on grounds of sex, gender, sexuality, race; intersectional discrimination) and hate speech.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: ppgdunisinosroger@unisinos.br
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Têmis Limberger*
PhD in Public Law, with a Post-Doctoral Degree in Administrative Law and New Technologies.
Areas of Interest: Administrative Law, Constitutional, Protection of Fundamental Rights (intimacy, health), Protection of Personal Data, New Technologies, Public Policies (controls) and Prosecution Office.
Area of Study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights.
E-mail: temisl@unisinos.br
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Vicente de Paulo Barretto*
Lecturer from PUCRIO.
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Law, Bioethics, Biolaw, Human Rights, Ethics and Law, Law and Literature.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: vicenteb@unisinos.br
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Wilson Engelmann
PhD in Law, with Post-Doctoral Degree in Public Law – Human Rights.
Areas of Interest: Natural Law, Human Rights, Fundamental Rights, Nanotechnology, and Legal Research Methodology.
Area of Study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization.
E-mail: wengelmann@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure Back to menu


Master's Degree

The master’s degree course consists of 30 (thirty) credits:
- 6 credits related to required two activities common to both Research Lines (OC);
- 6 credits related to required two activities per Research Line (OLP) of 3 credits each.
- 12 credits in four electives activities per Research Line (ELP) of 3 credits each.
- 6 credits corresponding to the thesis project defense, orientation, defense and approval in the thesis.
- Proficiency Exam in a foreign language.
- Teaching Internship (optional).

Common Required Activities (6 credits)
- Legal Hermeneutics
- Theory of Law and Society

Required Activities - Area of study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights
- Constitutional Theory
- Process, Jurisdiction and Democracy
- Contemporary Theory of the State

Required Activities - Area of study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization
- Law, Technology and Innovation
- Integration Law
- Human Rights

Optional Activities - Area of study: Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights
- State and Public Administration
- Taxation and Public Policies
- Law, State and Justice
- Criminal Systems and Social Control
- Ethics and Grounding of Rights
- Education, Transdisciplinarity and Social Transformation
- Research and Methodology in Law for the Master and Doctorate

Optional Activities - Area of study: Society, New Rights and Transnationalization
- Fundamentals of Contemporary Justice Theory
- Law and Globalization
- Education, Transdisciplinarity and Social Transformation
- Environmental Regulation
- Legal Perspectives of Intellectual Property
- Contemporary Legal Systems
- Research and Methodology in Law for the Master and Doctorate

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree consists of 30 (thirty) credits:
- Qualification Seminars (16 credits);
- Project Defense/Project Qualification (4 credits);
- Seminar on Guided Research (6 credits);
- Dissertation Writing and Defense (4 credits);
- Proficiency Exam in two a foreign language;
- Teaching Internship (optional).
The doctorate consists of 30 credits, related to Required activities and elective activities: eight credits related to the required Seminars; eight credits related to Elective Seminars; four credits relatede to the preparation and qualification of the dissertation project; six credits related to activities related to the Managed Research Seminar; two proficiency; teaching stage; four credits pertinent to the elaboration and defense of the Dissertation.

Required Qualification Seminars
- Social Systems and Law
- Hermeneutics, Language and Interpretation of Law

Optional Qualification Seminars
- Changes of the Contemporary State
- Challenges of Contemporary Changes of Private Law
- Environmental Law and Governance
- Digital Law
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- Metamorphoses of Law and Criticality
- Human Rights, Justice and Philosophy
- Law and Difference
- Critical theory of procedure
- Research and Methodology in Law for the Master and Doctorate

Project Defense (04 credits)
Preparation and presentation of the dissertation project before the evaluation board composed by the advisor professor and at least two other PhD professors.

Thesis Defense (04 credits)

Seminar on Guided Research (06 credits)
In order to make up the credits that pertain to the Managed Research Seminar Mandatory Activity, the student will have the following options observing the credit limit of each item:
- Publication of articles in journals with Qualis B3 to A1 (up to 3 credits)
- Doctorate Sandwich (Doctoral Internship) (up to 3 credits)
- Book Publishing and Book Chapters (up to 3 credits)
- Program Event Assistant (up to 3 credits)
- Assistant in events outside the Program (up to 2 credits)
- Presentation of works in events (up to 2 credits)

Dissertation Writing and Defense (04 credits):
The doctoral dissertation should address an unpublished theme, linked to the theme of one of the Program's Research Lines and with scientific methodology. Its defense must prove the existence of the hypotheses raised, originality of the theme and contribution to the legal knowledge.
The Defense Board consists of five doctoral professors, one being the advisor professor, two professors from other institutions and two other professors from the Program.

Application and Selection Process Back to menu


For more information: unisinos.br/mestrado-e-doutorado/direito/presencial/sao-leopoldo/processo-seletivo

Special students (non-degree study) Back to menu


Unisinos Graduate Programs admit non-regular students in some courses of the professional master’s degree. Non-regular students are students from other Unisinos Graduate Programs, other higher education institutions, and undergraduate or graduate students not affiliated with any Graduate Program. This opportunity allows non-regular students to know some of the courses offered by Unisinos.

Each semester the number of available places for these courses is announced and the programs offer enrollment for students who show evidence of ability to pursue them. Therefore, they need to be approved by the Coordination Committee and register as provided in the program regulations.

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For more information contact our administration office:
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8148
E-mail: ppgdireito@unisinos.br

Law (MSc/PhD)