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MPhil (Law, University of São Paulo, Brazil); BA, honours (Law, Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil)

Fernanda joined the University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in 2015 and is currently reading for a DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies under the supervision of Dr Bettina Lange. Her project focusses on judicial power / judicial activism and its correlation to an institutional trust crisis. In particular, she is interested in investigating how institutional and political (mis)trust can be the legitimating factor for the increase in judicial power. As an empirical analysis, she proposes to compare judicial review in Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining the CSLS in 2015, she worked as a Law Clerk at the Superior Court of Justice, in Brazil. She obtained her Masters of Law degree in Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo with the research "Aggregating Techniques in Civil Procedure: a comparative analysis between the Brazilian and American experiences in search of efficiency".

She was a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University School of Law under the supervision of Prof. Bert Huang in 2012, where she furthered her comparative research for aggregating techniques in the US, mainly with a focus on class actions.



Research Interests

Socio-Legal Studies; Regulation; Public law; Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Competition Law; Law and Economics

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