Luís Roberto Barroso
Luís Roberto Barroso
Justice Barroso during plenary session in 2014
|Justice of the Supreme Federal Court|
|Assumed office |
26 June 2013
|Appointed by||Dilma Rousseff|
|Preceded by||Ayres Britto|
|Born||11 March 1958|
Vassouras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Alma mater||Rio de Janeiro State University (B.D.), (Ph.D.)|
Yale University (LL.M.)
Luís Roberto Barroso (born 11 March 1958) is a Brazilian law professor, jurist and current Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, having been nominated to the position by President Dilma Rousseff in 2013.
Life and career
Born in the city of Vassouras, Barroso received a bachelor's degree in law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 1980, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1989. He received a doctorate in public law from UERJ in 2008 and is a tenured professor of constitutional law at the university. In 2011, Barroso was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, and while in the United States published the paper "Here, there and everywhere: human dignity in contemporary law and in the transnational discourse".
Barroso owned the law firm Luís Roberto Barroso & Associados in Rio de Janeiro, which specialized in public law and Supreme Court litigation. Prior to being nominated to the Supreme Federal Court by Dilma Rousseff in May 2013 to replace Justice Carlos Ayres Britto, Barroso served as a state lawyer in Rio de Janeiro state. He was the fourth Supreme Court nominee of Rousseff, who had previously nominated the justices Luiz Fux, Rosa Weber and Teori Zavascki. He was confirmed by the Federal Senate in early June, and was sworn into office on 26 June 2013.
Barroso has been invited to lecture in various universities around the world, including the prestigious New York University School of Law, in the United States, and London School of Economics and Oxford University, in England.
- "Composição Atual :: STF - Supremo Tribunal Federal". STF. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
- "Brazil: Looking Beyond the Crisis".
- "Brazil Forum UK".
- "Brazil must legalise drugs, existing policy destroys lives".
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