Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa Gomes gave a lecture on “Recent Developments in Brazilian Public Law” on Tuesday, February 8. Formerly a law professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Justice Barbosa became the first Afro-Brazilian member of Brazil’s Supreme Court in 2003. He worked for several years as a prosecutor in the Federal Public Ministry and then obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate in public law at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). He has written extensively on affirmative action, race, equality and comparative constitutional law.
The event was part of the Robbins Collection’s lecture series, Current Issues and New Perspectives in Latin American Law.