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Paulo Barrozo

associate professor

Paulo Barrozo

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Telephone: 617-552-4388
















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. His work is available here:


S.J.D., Harvard Law School
LL.M. , Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ)
M.Jur., Rio de Janeiro (PUC)
LL.B., Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)


Fall  2015:  International Criminal Law, Universal History of Legal Thought 1
Spring 2016: Criminal Law, Universal History of Legal Thought 2