Carlos Bolonha

Carlos Bolonha

Carlos Bolonha is the Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Law School. He is School's Research Coordinator and a Brazilian National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) Research Fellow. He is also coordinator of the Theoretical and Analytical Studies on Institutional Behavior Lab, author of several articles in various law reviews and newspapers and founder of the Journal of Institutional Studies (Revista Estudos Institucionais).

Columns by Carlos Bolonha

Balancing Teachers’ Liberty Against Students’ Right to Unbiased Education

Antonio G. Sepulveda, Carlos Bolonha, and Igor De Lazari comment on a law recently passed by the house of representatives of the Brazilian state of Alagoas—over the governor’s veto—that places certain restrictions on teachers’ autonomy in the classroom. Sepulveda, Bolonha, and De Lazari discuss the purpose of the law and the criticism leveled against it and draw upon United States federal case law as a basis for analysis.

Two Courts, Two Interpretations

Igor De Lazari, Antonio Sepulveda, and Carlos Bolonha discuss a recent decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court affecting presidential impeachment procedures. The authors point out that the United States and Brazil have similar constitutional origins of impeachment proceedings but that the two countries diverge in interpreting and applying those provisions.