Deirdre Bowen, Legal Writing Professor, Seattle University School of
Law; BA, Boston University; JD, State University of New York at
Buffalo; PhD, University of Washington.
Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Emory
University School of Law, and Senior Lecturer, Department of African-
American Studies, Yale University; BA, Yale University; JD, Yale Law Georgia State University College of Law
Sylvia Caley, Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Associate Director of
the HeLP Clinic, Georgia State University College of Law; RN Royal
Summer Legal Study Program in
Victoria Hospital School of Nursing; BA Oglethorpe University; JD and
MBA, Georgia State University.
Colin Crawford, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of
Law; Program Director, Summer Legal Study Program in Rio de
Janeiro; BA, Columbia University; MA, University of Cambridge;
JD,Harvard Law School.
Cláudia Dutra, Consultant, Urban Planning and Legislation, Fundação
Getúlio Vargas—Rio de Janeiro; BA, Universidade Mackenzie-São Paulo;
Graduate Diplomas in Urban Planning Law, from University of Paris I
(Sorbonne) & II
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic
Studies, University of California at San Diego; BA and MA,
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; PhD, University of Pittsburgh.
Angela Harris, Professor of Law; Executive Committee Member,
Center for Social Justice, University of California at Berkeley School of
Law; BA, University of Michigan; MA and JD, University of Chicago.
Alceu Mauricio, Jr., Federal Judge, 2d Region, Rio de Janeiro; BA;
Universidade de Bahia; LLM, Universidade do Estado do Rio de
Janeiro; PhD candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de
Joan MacLeod Heminway, Associate Professor of Law, The University
of Tennessee College of Law, and Research Fellow, The University of
Tennessee Corporate Governance Center; AB, Brown University; JD,
New York University.
Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth
Becky Jacobs, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee
College of Law; BS, Florida Institute of Technology; JD, University of
Georgia State University College of Law
Julian Juergensmeyer, Professor of Law and Ben F. Johnson, Jr. Chair,
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037
Georgia State University College of Law; AB, Duke University; Certificat
des Etudes Politiques, University of Bordeaux; JD, Duke University
Post Office Box 4037
School of Law. In Consortium With
Rômulo Silveira da Rocha Sampaio, Professor & Researcher, Seattle University School of Law,
Fundação Getúlio Vargas-Rio de Janeiro; LLM and BA, Pontifícia
Universidade Católica—Paraná; SJD candidate and LLM, Pace The University of Tennessee College of Law, and
University. Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro
Penny J. White, Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law and
Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, The University
of Tennessee College of Law; BS, East Tennessee State University; JD,
University of Tennessee; LLM, Georgetown University.
For full narrative biographies, please see “Faculty” at
Georgia State University College of Law
Summer Legal Study Program In Rio de Janeiro
In Consortium With
Seattle University School of Law,
The University of Tennessee College of Law
and Universidade Cândido Mendes Faculty of Law, Rio de Janeiro
PROGRAM SCHEDULE May 16 – June 14, 2009
ABOUT THE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Students attending one module only may enroll in either Module One or Module Two The program welcomes applications from law students. Program size is limited, and
Bem vindo! Welcome!
early application is encouraged.
CLASS MODULE ONE: May 18 - May 29, 2009 CREDIT
This summer legal study program is designed to offer maximum
Students who successfully complete the entire Program will receive 6 hours of
flexibility for students to earn either 3 or 6 credits in the study of Comparative Environmental Law credit; students attending only one module will receive 3 hours of credit. Georgia
comparative and international law. The month-long program permits (Dr. Rômulo Sampaio) State University will be responsible for awarding credit for all students enrolled in
students to take one or two modules. Each two-week module is worth 3 the program unless the student is enrolled at Seattle University, in which case
Comparative Family Law Seattle University will award credit.
credit hours. Traditional lecture and class discussions will be (Dr. Deirdre Bowen) CLASSES
supplemented by role-playing exercises and on-site demonstrations from Classes will be held at the Universidade Cândido Mendes Law School, which is
local researchers and practitioners. All lectures will be IN ENGLISH or Comparative Corporate Law: Governance, Transactions, and Practice located in the heart of Rio's vibrant downtown, next to the courts and major
accompanied by English translation. (Professor Joan Heminway) governmental offices. The classrooms are fully equipped. Students will also have
access to a full law library and internet access. Cândido Mendes is reachable from
International and Comparative Health Law student housing in Copacabana by a short subway ride.
The program offers a broad variety of courses in comparative
(Professor Sylvia Caley) EXPENSES
environmental, land use and public health law; international and Tuition*
comparative corporate law; human rights and social equality law; Social Equality and the Law: A Comparative Consideration of Race, Both Modules (6 credits) $2,340 ($390/credit hour x 6)
One Module** (3 credits) $1,170 ($390/credit hour x 3)
comparative legal institutions focusing on the role of the judiciary in Ethnicity and Class Program Fee
democratic governance; and cross-cultural conflict resolution. Several (Professor Angela Harris and Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva) Both Modules $2,600
One Module** $1,800
places in every course are reserved for Brazilian law students to ensure a Housing Fee
dynamic, cross-cultural study experience. Both Modules
CLASS MODULE TWO: June 1 - June 12, 2009 Single Accommodations (Studio) $1,100***
Single Accommodations (One Bedroom) $1,500***
Each of the courses is designed to maximize opportunities for students to Double Accommodations (Per Person) $1,000
Comparative Metropolitan Growth Management Law Triple Accommodations (Per Person) $ 890
learn about Brazil and Rio de Janeiro from those who know it best -- its (Professor Julian Juergensmeyer and Dr. Cláudia Dutra) One Module**
citizens. To that end, each course features field trips and Brazilian Single Accommodations (Studio) $ 650***
Comparative Legal Institutions and Institutional Legitimacy Single Accommodations (One Bedroom) $ 800***
speakers drawn from law, government and civil society. In addition, Double Accommodations (per person) $ 600
many courses are taught in collaboration with faculty drawn from Rio's (Professor Penny White and Judge Alceu Mauricio, Jr.) Triple Accommodations (per person) $ 450
top universities. Estimated Travel $1,000 round trip
Conflict Prevention and Community Improvement Cultural Visa Fee $ 170 (subject to change)
(Dr. Deirdre Bowen) GSU Visiting Student Fee $ 250
In short, the program has been designed to offer students the widest GSU Technology Fee $ 57 per 3 credits
possible exposure to Brazil and above all, to the richness of its most Human Rights Law Seminar * The cost of the program for Seattle University students is equivalent to that for
(Professor Kathleen Cleaver) other program participants. Seattle University students should contact Seattle
famous city, Rio de Janeiro. The program is demanding intellectually and University for enrollment details.
professionally. Students will also have time to enjoy themselves apart ** Students attending one module only may enroll for either the May 18-29 module or the June
International Business Transactions 1-12 module.
from their studies and return home invigorated by their time in (as (Professor Becky Jacobs) *** Subject to availability
Cariocas say), “a cidade maravilhosa” – “the marvelous city.” For other basic spending purposes, students should bring approximately $20-30 per day
for meals, transportation and other costs.
For full narrative course descriptions, ACCOMMODATIONS
visit http://law.gsu.edu/rio. Students will stay in apartment-hotels in the bustling, world-famous Copacabana
The Summer Legal Study Program in Rio de Janeiro is a project neighborhood near the Atlantic beaches. Apartments are fully equipped with living,
of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan dining and kitchen areas and may include other amenities, such as cable television,
Growth at the Georgia State University College of Law. This program is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.
microwaves and washer/dryers. Triple, double and single occupancy options are
available to suit every student's budget and personal preferences. Apartments for
http://law.gsu.edu/rio larger numbers may be available upon request.
To apply, go to http://law.gsu.edu/rio.
Applications and non-refundable deposits
are due Monday, February 16, 2009.