Program in Brazil

The Linkage Program in Brazil is a collaborative effort with the Universidade de São Paulo and FGV Direito in São Paulo and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and FGV Direito in Rio de Janeiro. The main goal of the program is to promote better understanding of the relationship between law and democratic values in the United States and Latin America. The four-week program is divided into two weeks in São Paulo and two in Rio de Janeiro.

Linkages students have worked on a wide variety of projects in Brazil, including publication of law journals, development of academic and scholarly programs and seminars, and conducting research for NGOs involved with human rights issues. In the past students have also combined Linkages with other activities, including empirical research on elections and corruption and an internship on the Brazilian Supreme Court. Although attending group activities is mandatory, activities which usually involve meetings, visits, and tours, there is much room for independent research. 

First-, second-, third-year and graduate students are invited to apply. Intermediate Portuguese and a 4-week commitment is required. Participants are generally hosted by Brazilian law students.

Interested YLS students should contact program coordinator,, for more information.