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FGV Rio Law: visionary and bold

A differentiated school

FGV Rio Law has an important and extensive network of international partners and a permanent commitment to innovation in various fields: teaching, research, relations with society, and with the world. The institution adopts different pedagogical strategies in its courses, encouraging collaborative methods, carrying out impact research, promoting extension activities in contact with society and, guided by its pedagogical plan, seeks to contribute to transforming the Brazilian reality.


FGV Rio Law’s numbers speak for themselves, proving the uniqueness of the school and the benefits it provides.


OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) approval rate per graduated class


Undergraduate and PPGD students since the foundation of the School


Number of cities in which FGV Rio Law is present in Brazil through the associated network


Events held in 2023


agreements with renowned international universities

Nota 5 ENADE
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Assessments that support permanent evolution

The Assessment Committee (CPA) of FGV Rio Law aims to improve the school's quality by coordinating institutional self-assessment and using the results thereof to propose important academic and administrative actions. Based on this material, the Administrative and Pedagogical Plans are prepared, which are used by INEP/MEC for institutional accreditation and the recognition of courses.

The CPA has 13 members to ensure equal participation of all segments of the academic community and society, with representatives of professors, students (undergraduate and graduate students and Alumni), the technical-administrative staff, and the organized civil society.

Assessments that support permanent evolution

FGV Rio Law's Assessment Committee (FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School CPA) acts autonomously and is composed of the following members:

  • Leandro Molhano – President
  • Natasha Salinas – Representative of the faculty linked to the undergraduate and the Degree Graduate Program (Stricto Sensu)
  • Gabriela Borges – Representative of the faculty associated with the Non-Degree Graduate Program (Lato Sensu)
  • Mário Brockmann Machado – Representative of the faculty: Founding Professor
  • Margareth Jacobi – Representative of the technical-administrative staff
  • Débora Pinheiro – Representative of the technical-administrative staff
  • Marco Antônio Amaral – Representative of the technical-administrative staff
  • Luiz Guilherme Pessoa Cantarelli – Representative of the Degree Graduate Program (Stricto Sensu) student body
  • Bruna Fernandes Simões – Representative of the Undergraduate Program student body
  • Julia Lie Sakashita de Freitas – Alumni of the undergraduate program
  • Armando Strozenberg – Representative of the organized civil society
  • Pedro A. Freitas – Representative of the organized civil society
  • Luisa Bottrel – Representative of the organized civil society

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FGV Rio Law carries out an annual self-assessment according to the five axes indicated by MEC Administrative Rule No. 1,382 of October 31, 2017, which allows for a broad view of the quality of the services provided:

  • Institutional Assessment and Planning;
  • Institutional Development;
  • Academic Policies;
  • Management Policies;
  • Infrastructure.

In addition, the CPA of FGV Rio Law considers a few fundamental conditions, such as:

  • Participation of the institution's members: to guarantee diversity in the assessment process and the building of the knowledge obtained through the analyses;
  • Explicit commitment of the directors: the support of the directors needs to be evident to provide the necessary seriousness and depth to the process;
  • Valid and reliable information: use of reliable information and its availability by the institution's agents and departments;
  • Effective use of the results: to plan sanitation actions and overcome the difficulties detected, aiming at the institutional evolution and establishing of short, medium, and long-term goals.

The Institutional Assessment indicators of FGV Rio Law support this process to achieve the short, medium, and long goals.

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Respect and encouragement of diversity


The Diversity and Inclusion Program was established at FGV Rio Law in October 2018 with the aim of strengthening debates, research, courses, and institutional actions that guarantee a more diverse world. This initiative also strives to contribute towards advancing agendas that promote diversity and inclusion in society.

Established in October 2018 at FGV Law Rio, the Diversity and Inclusion Program (PD&I) is an initiative aimed at strengthening debates and institutional actions with the goal of promoting diversity both within and beyond the FGV community. The program aligns with the efforts of globally recognized universities and business groups to implement programs that enhance diversity within the institution and in society at large.

With this goal in mind, the Diversity & Inclusion Program organizes targeted actions for both its internal audience - students, faculty, and staff - and external to the institution, including lectures and open events, courses, and workshops focused on combating discrimination; this seeks to actively transform FGV Law Rio into a space that promotes diversity and inclusion, combating prejudice and intolerance.


Yasmin Curzi


Professor at FGV Law School in Rio, where she coordinates the Diversity and Inclusion Program and is a researcher at its Center for Technology and Society (CTS-FGV), focusing on Human Rights, Technology, Platform Regulation, Gender, and Digital Democracy since 2019. She holds a PhD in Sociology from IESP-UERJ (2023), receiving a CAPES scholarship and a nomination to the FAPERJ Nota 10 scholarship for academic performance. She earned her Master's degree in Social Sciences from PUC-Rio (2017), also with a CAPES scholarship. She has a BA in Law and a BA in Social Sciences from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, including a period of academic exchange at Université Sorbonne Paris-IV. Currently, she coordinates the "Digital Media and Conflict Prevention" project (2023-2025), funded by the European Union, at FGV Law School in Rio. Previously, she worked with the NGO Stop Street Harassment in Brazil and at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). She is part of NETSAL/IESP-UERJ. Her professional and academic experience spans international law, digital law, gender studies, and digital sociology. She is an attorney registered with OAB-RJ and the vice-president of its Commission for Freedom of Expression in the Digital World.


Lorena Abbas 


Ph.D. candidate in Public Policies, Strategies, and Development at the Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPED/IE/UFRJ). Holds a master's and bachelor's degree in Law from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF/MG). Researcher at the Diversity & Inclusion Program (PD&I) at the Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV Law Rio), working on the "Media and Democracy" project (2023-25), supported by the European Union. Within the scope of PD&I, she engages in academic activities related to the intersection of technology and human rights.


Giullia Thomaz 


Master's student in Sociology & Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IFCS-UFRJ) and a bachelor in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio). Assistant researcher in the Diversity & Inclusion Program at the Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV Law Rio) and the Center for Technology and Society (CTS-FGV) of the same institution. She supervises the Digital Safety program, a study group on gender and race-based political violence on social media. She assists in research related to conflict, gender, and content moderation on the internet. She is a member of the "Media and Democracy" project, a partnership between CTS-FGV through PD&I with the School of Communication of FGV (ECMI) and support from the European Union.