Centre for Asian Legal Studies


Thiago Reis e Souza  

Professor, FGV São Paulo Law School
Visiting Scholar
December 2018

Thiago Reis is a Professor at FGV São Paulo Law School since 2013, where he teaches private law, legal history and legal theory. After graduating from law school in Brazil, he earned his Doctorate degree from the University of Frankfurt in 2011. His dissertation on Friedrich Carl von Savigny's legal theory was awarded the Walter Kolb Memorial Prize 2012 for distinguished academic work. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt in 2012-2013 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Florence in 2018. Apart from tort law, he is currently working on a legal history project called "Legal realism and political corporatism", which focuses on the relationship between law, capitalism and authoritarian rule in Brazil under Vargas, 1930-1945.