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About Paulo Barrozo

Paulo Barrozo’s work offers new understandings of rights, childhood, human endowments, punishment, cruelty, structural mercy, the political, legal education, markets institutionalization, and the nature and evolution of law. Barrozo 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 joining Boston College Law School, he was a Lecturer in social thought at Harvard University, where he was the first recipient of the Stanley Hoffman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In his pro bono activities, Barrozo advocates for the rights of children and the neurodiverse.


Present Associate Professor, Boston College Law School

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Clark Byse Fellowship
  • Landon H. Gammon Fellowship
  • Graduate Fellowship in Jurisprudence
  • Harvard University's Derek Bok Center awards for Excellence in Teaching
  • The Stanley Hoffman Prize for Excellence in Teaching


  • Fall 2017: Criminal Procedure, Philosophy of Law: Children and Families
  • Spring 2018: Criminal Law

Contact Information

Paulo Barrozo
Associate Professor
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Office Location:
East Wing 423

Articles (10)

Contributions to Books (1)

Open Letter (1)