Paulo Barrozo is an Assistant Professor at Boston College Law School. His work
focuses on Criminal Law (national and international) and Legal Theory (applied and
general). He received an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Political Science
from the Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute. Before coming to Boston College
Law School in the fall of 2009, Professor Barrozo was a Clark Byse Teaching Fellow, a
Landon H. Gammon Fellow, and a Graduate Fellow in Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School. As
a Lecturer at Harvard University, Professor Barrozo was a ten-time recipient of the
Distinction in Teaching award and the first recipient of the Stanley Hoffman Prize for
Excellence in Teaching. In addition to his academic work, Professor Barrozo is an active
advocate for the rights of the neurodiverse and the unparented, appearing before
international bodies such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United
Nations. 

Forthcoming

Por um Law no Mundo: Fundamentos Jusfilosóficos do Instituto da Adoção como Direito Humano, Revista de Direito Administrativo (2013)

Este ensaio articula os fundamentos jusfilosóficos do direito humano e cosmopolita dos jovens privados de...

 

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The Foundations of Constitutional Punishment (2011)

The recent Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Plata once again shows that analysis of...

 

Constitutional Theory

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The Idea of Equality and Affirmative Actions, Lua Nova (2004)

The article starts out from a concise reconstruction of the republican and the democratic ideals...

 

Criminal Law

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Fact Therapy, Commonweal (2012)

Book review of "The Collapse of American Criminal Justice" by William J. Stuntz.

 

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The Jurisprudence of Cruelty in Criminal Law (2011)

This article identifies and explains four conceptions of cruelty in criminal law and reconstructs the...

 

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Punishing Cruelly: Punishment, Cruelty, and Mercy, Criminal Law and Philosophy (2008)

What is cruelty? How and why does it matter? What do the legal rejection of...

 

Human Rights

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The Foundations of Constitutional Punishment (2011)

The recent Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Plata once again shows that analysis of...

 

Jurisprudence

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Finding Home in the World: A Deontological Theory of the Right to Be Adopted, New York Law School Law Review (2011)

Because of the continued dominance of consequentialist views, the deontological paradigm that emerges in the...

 

Selected Professional Activities

Law as Moral Imagination: The Great Alliance and the Future of Law, Presentation of book manuscript in the Faculty Speaker Series at the University of Colorado Law School (2011)
 
Intellectual Projects and Academic Careers in Law, Presentation in the Harvard Law School Graduate Program (2010)
 
Missing the Transition from Emergency Relief to Systemic Development in Haiti, Panelist at The NUSL International Law Society and The Northeastern Law Forum (2010)
 
Constitutional Equality and Racial Inequality, Works in Progress Lecture Series of Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (2009)
 
Foundations of Constitutional Punishment, Graduate Program Colloquium (2009)
 

Book Review