Thomaz H. Junqueira de A. Pereira


Thomaz Pereira is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he served as Tutor in Law from 2012 to 2014. He is currently a Professor at FGV Direito Rio in Brazil and was a Visiting Professor at National Law University, Delhi, in India. Prior to coming to Yale, Thomaz worked as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil, as Chief of Staff to the President of the Brazilian National Council of Justice, and as a full-time researcher at FGV Direito SP. He received an LL.B. in 2004 and an LL.M. in 2008 from the University of São Paulo Law School, an LL.M. in 2009 from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Law School, and an LL.M. in 2011 from Yale Law School.

Thomaz’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 São Paulo Law School, 2009
LL.M., University of São Paulo Law School, 2008
LL.B., University of São Paulo Law School, 2004

Contact Information
FGV Direito Rio
Praia de Botafogo, 190 – 13° andar
Rio de Janeiro – RJ 22250-900
Brazil