At the highest level of training and research, Unisinos has one of the most recognized and traditional Brazilian Doctorates (PhDs) in Law. The level of depth that should characterize a thesis allows many of the most relevant contributions to Brazilian juridical science to be developed at the doctoral level. In this sense, the Unisinos Doctorate in Law continues to be at the forefront of excellence research, always paying attention to the most relevant problems of today. When using the theoretical matrices that guide the Lines in the theses, there is a continuous confirmation of the tradition of the PPGD Unisinos in offering contributions to the legal community of high originality in addressing the problems that arise regarding Public Law, Human Rights, Constitutionalism, and consequences of the processes of globalization to the Law.
International cooperation with foreign institutions that have agreements with the PPGD Unisinos finds in the Doctorate in Law the most fruitful space for the constant exchange of ideas, international mobility and joint construction of research with foreign partners.
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Emphasis: Public Law
The Unisinos Graduate Program in Law stands out for conducting high-level research, which has contributed to the evolution of the juridical science and an effective insertion of its intellectual production in the juridical community and society. The Program distinguishes itself by promoting researches that translates the most sophisticated studies in Theory of Law and the State, in studies on globalization and Human Rights, in addition to a strong criticism of legal dogmatics in its various specificities.
Lines of action
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.
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.
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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
Optional Qualification Seminars
Project Defense (04 credits)
Thesis Defense (04 credits)
Seminar on Guided Research (06 credits)
Dissertation Writing and Defense (04 credits):
The student of the Law Graduate Program has at your disposal a faculty composed mostly of masters, doctors and post-doctor, with national and international training and recognized professional experience.
Anderson Vichinkeski TeixeiraDoutor em Teoria e Storia del Diritto email@example.com
Ph.D in Theory and History of Law from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT), with a doctoral research internship at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne. Post-Doctorate in Constitutional Law at the same University. Coordinator and Professor of the Graduate Program in Law at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS). International member of the Doctorate in Law at the Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT). Visiting professor at the Sorbonne Institute of Legal and Philosophical Sciences. Permanent member of the Association Française de Droit Constitutionnel. Works in Research Line I - Hermeneutics, Constitution and Realization of Rights - with a focus on Constitutional Law, Constitutional Jurisdiction, Political Science, Theory and Philosophy of Law.
André Luiz Olivier da SilvaDoutor em Filosofia firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor at the Law School of the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos. Head of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Law at Unisinos. PhD in Philosophy (2013) Master in Philosophy (2009) Bachelor in Philosophy (2007) Bachelor in Law (2007) from Unisinos. He has experience in the areas of Philosophy and Law, focusing on the relationship between Morals, Politics and Law. Mainly researches the following themes: Hume, Empiricism Kant Hobbes, Contractualism Kelsen, Legal Positivism Human Rights, Natural Rights, Moral Rights, Grounding. He's a lawyer.
Clarissa TassinariDoutora em Direito email@example.com
Masters and Doctors Degree in Public Law at Unisinos. Research Group Coordinator at GPolis Law, Politics e Institutional Dialogues. Member of the research group Legal Hermeneutics, coordinated by prof. Lenio Streck. Prof. Clarissa Tassinari does research on the following themes: constitutional law law and politics judicial activism and institutional dialogues.
Darci Guimaraes RibeiroDoutor em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawyer and Arbitrator. Postdoctoral fellow at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. Doctor from the Universitat de Barcelona. Master from PUC/RS. Full Professor at UNISINOS and PUC-RS. Member of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL), Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP). Interest areas: Process, Constitution and Democracy.
Fernanda Frizzo BragatoDoutora em Direito email@example.com
Fernanda Frizzo Bragato is a Full Professor of Law Unisinos Law School (Brazil). Her research is at the intersection of human rights theory, decolonial thinking, and indigenous rights, with an emphasis on indigenous land rights and conflicts in Brazil in the context of risk for atrocities. She holds a Master and PhD in Law, and was a visiting scholar at Birkbeck College (University of London) and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Cardozo Law School.
Gabriel de Jesus Tedesco WedyDoutor em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Judge. Post-Doctorate, PhD and LL.M in Law from PUCRS. Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law) and Visiting Professor at Universität Heidelberg (Instituts für deutsches und europäisches Verwaltungsrecht). He has interests in: Contemporary Rule of Law Theory Socio-Environmental Rule of Law Socio-Environmental Justice Law and Sustainable Development Climate Change Law and Renewable Energy Law. Former Presidente of Ajufe.
Gerson Neves PintoDoutor em Philosophie Médiévale email@example.com
PhD in Philosophy, Textes Et Savoir, mention très honorable na École Pratique Des Hautes Etudes - Sorbonne, Paris (2011) . Master's degree from UFRGS (1998). Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos and the Graduate Program in Law (Master's and Doctorate). Areas of interest: Philosophy of Law, Ethics and Law , bioethics, human rights, fundamental rights and practical practice.
Jania Maria Lopes SaldanhaDoutora em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior internship (2014-2015) with a Capes scholarship at the IHEJ - Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice, Paris. PhD in Public Law from UNISINOS (2001-2004). Visiting professor at IHEAL - Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice (2016-2017), Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris III. Co-coordinator of the Human Rights and Business Center linked to the PPG in Law at UNISINOS. Coordinator of the research group CCULTIS - Center for comparative legal cultures, internationalization of law and justice systems. The areas of interest are internationalization of law, legal cosmopolitanism, human rights and corporate social responsibility.
Jose Rodrigo RodriguezDoutor em Filosofia email@example.com
Graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo (1995), Master in Law from the University of São Paulo (2001) and PhD in Philosophy (Law and State Theory line) from the State University of Campinas (2007). He is currently Professor of PPG (Master and Doctorate) at UNISINOS and Permanent Researcher at CEBRAP linked to the Law and Democracy Nucleus. He has experience in the area of Law and Philosophy, with an emphasis on Philosophy of Law and Legal Sociology, acting mainly on the following themes: Legal Reasoning, Critical Theory of Law, Law and Globalization.
Lenio Luiz StreckDoutor em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctor of Laws at UFSC, with a post-doctoral research period at the University of Lisboa. Professor of Hermeneutics, Language and Legal Reasoning at Unisinos/RS, professor of Hermeneutics and Brazilian Constitutional Law at Unesa/RJ, and visiting scholar at Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). A former state prosecutor (MPRS), he is Professor Emeritus of ABDConst and head of Dasein - Núcleo de Estudos Hermenêuticos and a consulting attorney.
Leonel Severo RochaDouto em Direito email@example.com
PhD from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) - France, with a postdoctoral degree in Sociology of Law from the Universita degli Studi di Lecce - Italy. CNPq Productivity Scholarship. He was a full representative of the Law area at CNPq-2016-2019. Leader of the Research Group Theory of Law (CNPq). He has experience in the area of Law, with an emphasis on General Theory of Law, working mainly on the following themes: Social Systems Theory, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Theory of Law.
Luciane Klein VieiraDoutora em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD in Law (area: international) and Master's Degree in Private International Law from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Master's Degree in Economic Integration Law from the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Professor of the Post Graduate Program in Law at UNISINOS. Research areas: international consumer protection, sustainable consumption, private international law and regional integration.
Marciano BuffonDoutor em Direito email@example.com
Post-Doctor in Law from the Faculty of Derecho de la Universidad de Sevilla - ES. PhD in Law - emphasis on State Law - by UNISINOS - Master in Public Law. Tax Lawyer, Professor of Tax Law at UNISINOS - São Leopoldo / RS and in postgraduate courses (specialization) in Tax Law. Professor in the Postgraduate Program in Law - Master's Degree - UNISINOS. Develops research in the area of ??taxation and its relationship with inequality and climate change.
Miguel Tedesco WedyDoutor em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
PHD in University of Coimbra/Portugal. Master em Criminal Law in PUCRS. Professor in PHD Program of Unisinos Law School. Dean - Unisinos Law School. Visiting Scholar Boston College Law School. Lawyer - Wedy Advogados. Research topics: Criminal Justice System, Freedom and Guarantees.
Raquel Von HohendorffDoutora em Direito email@example.com
PhD and Master in Public Law Unisinos (CAPES scholarship). Participant in the JUSNANO research group. Lawyer and Veterinary Physician. Research in the area of risks of new technologies, transdisciplinarity and Sustainable Development Goals. Head of the São Leopoldo Section of the Brazilian Bar Association.
Roger Raupp RiosDoutor em Direito firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Raupp Rios, LL MM e PhD Law - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Post-Doctoral degree at University of Paris II. Visiting researcher at University of Texas - Austin and Columbia University - NYC. Professor at UNISINOS Law School. Research interests: Anti-Discrimination Law, Human Rights Law, and Constitutional rights.
Têmis LimbergerDoutor em Direito Público email@example.com
Têmis Limberger, PhD in public law from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), postdoctoral studies at the University of Seville, master's degree and law graduate from UFRGS. PPGD Unisinos professor. Lawyer and Attorney of Justice (retired). Author of books and academic articles. Areas of interest: new technologies, transparency, human rights, public administration and protection of personal data.