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 empowerment in Brazil. In particular, she is interested in investigating which socio-legal factors influence litigation and judicial activism in the country, and what bearing trust has on it. As an empirical analysis, she proposes a single in-depth case study about health care litigation in Brazil.
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".
Fernanda is co-founder of Araripe: Brazilian Institute for Public Policy (www.araripe.org), a think tank with headquarters in Brazil and London, where she is International Director. She is also co-founder of the Brazil Forum UK and was head of content for the 2017 edition, chairing the debate about the Judiciary in Brazil (www.brazilforum.co.uk), and co-ordinator of the 2016 edition, chairing the Coruption and Institutions panel.
She is currently Co-Editor of the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (www.joxcsls.ox.ac.uk) and was President of the Oxford University Brazilian Society (www.oxfordbraziliansociety.co.uk) for the 2016-2017 term.
Fernanda was a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University School of Law under the supervision of Prof. Bert Huang in 2012, where she developed a comparative research about aggregation techniques in the US, mainly with a focus on class actions.
Journal Article (5)
Socio-Legal Studies; Regulation; Public law; Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Competition Law; Law and Economics; Trust; Judicial Empowerment