About Paulo Barrozo
Paulo Barrozo is a theorist whose work has offered new understandings of rights, punishment, cruelty, structural mercy, the political, and the origins and nature of modern law and institutions. His current work focuses on sovereignty and reason, constructive formalism, reflective evolution and futurism, normative imagination, and the transformation of legal education. 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. Barrozo is an active advocate for the rights of the neurodiverse and the unparented.
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 2016: International Law, Universal History of Legal Thought 1
- Spring 2017: No courses taught
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Cruelty in Criminal Law: Four Conceptions Criminal Law Bulletin (2015)
This Article defines four distinct conceptions of cruelty found in underdeveloped form in domestic and international criminal law sources. The definition is analytical, focusing on the types of agency, victimization, causality, and values in each ...
The Great Alliance: History, Reason, and Will in Modern Law Law and Contemporary Problems (2015)
This article offers an interpretation of the intellectual and political origins of modern law in the nineteenth century and its consequences for contemporary legal thought. Social theoretical analyses of law and legal thought tend to ...
What are Transitions For? Atrocity, International Criminal Justice, and the Political Quinnipiac Law Review (2014)
This essay offers an answer to the question of what societies afflicted by atrocities ought to transition into. The answer offered is able to better direct the evaluation of previous models and the design of ...
Reconstructing Constitutional Punishment Washington University Jurisprudence Review (2014)
Constitutional orders punish — and they punish abundantly. However, analysis of the constitutionality of punishment tends to be reactive, focusing on constitutional violations. Considered in this light, the approach to constitutional punishment rests on conditions ...
Punição e Constituição: Cinco Princípios Para o Futuro da Democracia Brasileira (Punishment and the Constitution: Five Principles for the Future of Brazilian Democracy) Anais da XXII Conferência Nacional dos Advogados Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (2014)
Portuguese Abstract: Publicado nos Anais da XXII Conferência da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil realizada em 2014, este ensaio elabora cinco princípios para orientar a reforma do sistema penal brasileiro visando traze-lo ao centro da ...
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 autêntica relação pais-filhos de serem adotados, tendo assim acesso à experiência de crescer como fihas ou filhos. Esta visão jusfilosófica ...
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 form of a human rights approach to adoption faces two major and partially connected obstacles. First, and despite the fact ...