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Thomaz Henrique Junqueira de Andrade Pereira

Thomaz Pereira is Tutor in Law and a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, he worked as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil (2009-2010), as Chief of Staff to the President of the Brazilian National Council of Justice (2008-2009), and as a full time researcher at Direito GV (Getulio Vargas Foundation Sao Paulo Law School) (2006-2008). He received a Bachelor of Laws (2004) and a Master of Laws (2008) from the University of São Paulo Law School (USP), a Master of Laws (2009) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo Law School (PUC-SP), and a Master of Laws (2011) from Yale Law School.

Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
Thomaz Pereira’s academic interests include the fields of constitutional law and theory, comparative law, legal and political history, legal and political theory and civil procedure. He is writing his J.S.D. dissertation on the constitutional meaning and institutional consequences of unamendable constitutional provisions (“eternity clauses”), approaching the question of how eternity clauses affect the process of constitutional change through a comparative analysis of the German, Indian, Portuguese and Brazilian constitutional systems.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Bruce Ackerman (Supervisor), Robert C. Post (Reader), and Alec Stone Sweet (Reader).

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2011
LL.M., Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo Law School, 2009
LL.M., University of Sao Paulo Law School, 2008
LL.B., University of Sao Paulo Law School, 2004

Contact Information
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven CT 06511