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Program in Brazil

The Linkage Program in Brazil is a collaborative effort with the Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade do Estado do 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.

Groups of Yale Law students will travel to Brazil to work on a wide variety of projects, including publication of law journals, development of academic and scholarly programs and seminars, and conducting research for NGOs involved with human rights issues.

First-, second-, third-year and graduate students are invited to apply. Portuguese is highly desirable but not essential for those who are fluent in Spanish. Travel and living expenses will be funded by the Yale Law School. Students live with local families or university students. A four-week commitment during August is required.In the past, student participants have worked in the United States for a large portion of the summer; some traveled throughout Latin America under a Schell Fellowship

If you are interested inworking with students and faculty at law schools in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in 2012,you may apply for the program byproviding a current resume, a law school transcript (excepting 1L students), and a brief statement (no longer than three double-spaced pages) that explains your interest in the program and the relevance of any eventual participation to your goals. Applicants should clearly indicate their country of preference, if any. Before applying, we suggest you schedule a meeting to discuss the program withBrad Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs atthe law school. The selection processwilloccur inmid-November.

Useful Links:

Embassy of Brazil in DC

US Consulate General in São Paulo

Brazil Schedule 2007 (PDF)