Presidente do Conselho Científico do Instituto Brasileiro de Altos Estudos: Prof. Dr. Juarez Freitas
Juarez Freitas is a Law Professor at PUCRS – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul) and UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), a lawyer and a consultant in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
He is the President of the Conselho Científico do Instituto Brasileiro de Altos Estudos, was President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Administrativo (Brazilian Institute for Administrative Law), from 2004 to 2007, and the President of the Interesse Público (Public Interest) Magazine Editorial Council.
He was an Associate Researcher at Oxford University (2005) and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (2006). In 2007, he was an invited teacher, as a researcher, at important Italian universities. He is also the former Coordinator of the Law Masters Degree and Doctorate Department at PUC-RS (1997-2006) – nowadays, he coordinates its Research Group on Constitutional Interpretation and Administrative Law.
Among many other important honors, he has received the Collar of Merit Geraldo Ataliba (IBDM), the Collar of Merit Miguel Seabra Fagundes (ATRICON), the Medal of Institutional Merit (AMPCON) and the Medal Professor San Tiago Dantas (ANPF).
Professor Paulo Bonavides said about the author: “Juarez Freitas has earned his place in the notable group of the most distinguished jurists in Brazil, as a result of his contribution to the juridical area, specifically in Public Law, and also as a college teacher, where he is a reverenced master”.
Important conference speaker, Juarez Freitas is the author of many books published by Malheiros Publishing, among which – A Interpretação Sistemática do Direito (Systematic Interpretation of Law), 4th edition, 2004; O Controle de Atos Administrativos e os Princípios Fundamentais (The Control of Administrative Acts and its fundamental principles), 3rd edition, 2004; Discricionariedade Administrativa e o Direito Fundamental à Boa Administração Pública (Administrative Discretionarity and the fundamental right to good public administration), 2007 and also Estudos de Direito Administrativo (Administrative Law Studies) – a sold out edition -, as well as the coordinator of the book Responsabilidade Civil do Estado (State civil responsibility), with several collaborators, 2006.
Presidente do Instituto Brasileiro de Altos Estudos: Prof. Alexandre Pasqualini