Student Organizations

Brazilian Legal Society (BLS)

The Brazilian Legal Society (BLS) at NYU School of Law was founded in February 2016 and aggregates current and former NYU Law students, faculty members, professionals and other individuals interested in academic and business interchange between Brazil and the United States.

BLS’s major objective is to establish a forum in which Brazilian legal, political, economic, cultural and social issues can be openly discussed and addressed. To accomplish that objective, BLS organizes and supports academic and business events.

In addition, together with international and Brazilian law firms, NGOs, and other public and private institutions, BLS engages in selected projects designed to foster the development of Brazilian public and private sectors.

The current Board of Directors of BLS (2019-2020) is composed by the following students:

João Carlos Villa

Carolina Gonçalves Berenger

Juliana Katsue Motinaga Sato

André Salles Cristófaro

Gustavo Perez Tavares
João Lucas Pascoal Bevilacqua

Career Officers
Alexandre Hadid Portnoi

Communications and Public Relations Officer
Camila Ornellas Smith de Vasconcellos

Marcelo Shima Luize

Academic Officers
Yann Santos Teixeira

Event Officers
Alexandre Hadid Portnoi
André Marini

Alumni Chair
Frederico Hilzendeger

Lilian Maria de Freitas Souza Marques


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