Igor
Pereira

A lawyer and social entrepreneur

Princípios Penais Igor Pereira

Check out my new book!

Fórum Press, forthcoming 2019

Criminal Principles was the first book to analyze and systematize the jurisprudence of the constitutional principles of criminal law in Brazil.

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About Me


Igor Pereira once reflected, “If climate change is a treat for the youths’ future, mass shootings are a menace for their present.” For more than fifteen years, the multi-lingual attorney and social entrepreneur has been steadfastly tackling a number of the most significant issues facing our youth today, from climate change to gender issues to a host of other human rights issues.

Igor Luis Pereira e Silva was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, and from an early age, would prove to be a stellar student of high academic merit. 

Throughout his career, he has earned multiple awards and other accolades; the oft-published former professor has the proven ability to implement policies and practices which promote safe and interactive learning environments and a culture that encourages ongoing improvement for both professors and students alike.

His legal focus tends to narrow around Business and Startup Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Compliance, and Immigration Law. In his former capacities, he represented non-profit organizations in the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court and demonstrated himself as a dedicated, conscientious practitioner with extensive legal experience. 

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My Education

  • 2020

    University of California – Berkeley

    Master of Laws, Expected 2020

  • 2019

    Rio de Janeiro State University

    Ph.D. in Law

  • 2019

    Pontifical Catholic University

    MBA Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, 2019

  • 2017

    Harvard University (Affiliate: ITS-Rio)

    Copyright Law Course

  • 2012

    Rio de Janeiro State University

    Master in Law

  • 2008

    Estácio de Sá University

    Specialist in Public Law

  • 2008

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

    Bachelor of Law

Work Experience

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 2013-PRESENT

DDP – Dignity, Deconstruction & Protection www.ddp.nyc

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    • Director, 2013-present.
    Dignity, Deconstruction & Protection is a group of human development, communication, and research in law. We believe education can change the world based on human rights principles and appropriate pedagogical strategies.

    • Human Rights Defensor – DDP – Human Right’s Clinic, 2016-present.I defend non-profit organizations in the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court with a plain legal language to raise people awareness about the human rights issues.• Legal Research Leader, Constitution, Deconstruction and Public Policies, 2015-presentSince 2016, the Group has been researching on public policies to combat international trafficking in women, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Constitutional Law and the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2017-PRESENT

New Law

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    • Digital Marketing DirectorNew Law is a system of communication that seeks to resignify the legal language, adjusting it to the speed, lightness, and pragmatism of the contemporary world.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2015-2017

Rio de Janeiro Federal University

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    • Professor of Law
    Courses: Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Constitution & Pop Culture.

    I created the Constitutional Law Independent Seminar with an interdisciplinary focus and a pop culture approach to Human Rights.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2014-2015

Veiga de Almeida University

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    • Professor of Law

    Courses: Human Rights; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2011-2013

Rio de Janeiro State University

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    • Professor of Law

    Courses: Administrative Law; Criminal Law & Human Rights.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2011-2012

Getulio Vargas Foundation

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    • Legal Researcher

    I researched a human rights approach to drugs regulation.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 2011-2018

Candido Mendes University

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    • Professor of Law.
    Courses: Human Rights; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Criminal Law.

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MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, 2004-05.

Université Montpellier

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    • Legal Researcher

What I Do

Legal Research and Writing 

Team Building & Leadership

Legal Terms and Connectors

Digital Marketing

Case Management

Law and Legal Procedure 

Legal Documents Analysis 

Reports & Documentation 

Tactical Planning & Direction 

Information Risk & Governance 

Risk Assessment& Management 

 Legal Compliance & Public Relations 

Contact me if you have any questions about my work

What People Say About Me

My Story

After Catholic University, Pereira followed-up with a master’s degree in Law from Rio de Janeiro State University before completing the Juris Doctorate there, as well. He would add an extension course in Intellectual Property Law from Harvard and continue honing his vast business acumen with an MBA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Pereira is currently completing his second master’s program, this time at the University of California-Berkeley. After spending a year in NYC working with nonprofits, the compliance & immigration lawyer, and activist came to Berkeley for his LLM and has since founded the human rights organization, Dignity, Deconstruction & Protection, as well.
Equipped with a strong background and skillset in research, journalism, and legal education, Pereira has trained students to professional standards, and passionately promoted public awareness around many human rights issues. As far back as he can remember, he has emphasized professionalism, analytical skills, flexibility, and mutual respect and understanding across all aspects of his career.

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    And, in his current capacities, he continues to demonstrate top-notch organizational skills, while being accustomed to working in fast-paced environments and cultivating positive morale in team members by consistently advocating for their success.
    Throughout his extensive legal and educational career (as a professor, researcher, journalist, and attorney), he has successfully demonstrated the ability to manage team members around clearly defined agendas and in-line with overall business objectives while driving positive results across all measurable performance indicators.
    He has been recognized numerously throughout his career; his hardworking, results-oriented nature has proven instrumental at numerous stops along his path, and, in the coming year, he plans on continuing his work in the US as an attorney and social entrepreneur.
    He’s passionate about the role of business in society and stakeholder theory, a theory of organizational management and business ethics that accounts for several constituencies impacted by interfacing with business entities such as employees, local community members, and others.
    He travels a lot and spent last year in New York City doing volunteer work for nonprofits. He is committed to becoming a global leader in his field and a champion of human rights. In fact, he still believes we can leave the world a better place for future generations, including more equality and freedom for all. For Silva, it’s more than hyperbole or some cleverly strewn together mantra; it’s a way of life. He’s interested in several other issues, as well, including autism advocacy, gender, and climate, and is a devout advocate for legal education and awareness.
    Pereira is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and intermediate in German, French, and Italian, too. On any given day, you will find him challenging himself with new tasks and looking for creative and innovative ways to re-invest back into the community through entrepreneurship and a community-centric approach. He hopes to be a legal counsel for social justice, criminal rights, and human rights issues in the US in the coming year with plans on continuing to relate-back to stakeholder theory.

Community Service

Project 1

New York, NY 2018

Jewish Board

• Community Service

The Jewish Board is a non-profit based in New York City focused on Human Rights service. The Institution met the singular needs of 9/11 survivors and provided assistance to the victims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. I had the opportunity to apply my educational method to adults & teenagers with mental illness.

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New haven, CT 2016

Yale Law School

• Student Representative at the Law School, 2016-present.
I was responsible for the reception of Yale Law School students at the universities in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Bradley Hayes was in charge of this international program.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ 2013-present

DDP – Human Rights Clinicwww.ddp.nyc

• Director, 2016-present.
I defend non-profit organizations in the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court with a plain legal language to raise people awareness about the human rights issues.

Project 1

Rio de Janeiro, RJ 2010-2012 / 2015

Rio de Janeiro State University

• Student Representative at the Law School

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ 2005

UNICOM (University+Community) PUC-Rio

• Legal Assistance in “Favelas”

Scholastic Honors

I'm honored to receive the following awards for my work: 

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Best Work Award of the XII Scientific Initiation (2015)

 of Veiga de Almeida University – “Criminal Asset Recovery and International Legal Cooperation”.

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Outstanding Research Leadership (2018)

Academic Recognition - “Public Policies to Combat International Trafficking in Women” – Brazilian Association of Constitutional Law.

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Berkeley Scholarship (USA)(2019-2020)

for master research concerning corporate law & social justice.

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Form + Fund Entrepreneur Berkeley Fellowship (2019-2020)

The FORM+FUND Series at UC Berkeley teaches the core legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a new business.

Membership

Member
2008-present
R&D Leader in Tech photo

Brazilian Bar – Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil

Member
2013-present
Most Innovative B2B Solutions photo

Brazilian Lawyers Institute

Member
2019-present
Best Service Provider

America Constitution Society

Judge of the Work of others

R&D Leader in Tech photo

Judge of the contest of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (2011)

Most Innovative B2B Solutions photo

Reviewer, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2019-present)

Best Service Provider

Reviewer, Law & Praxis (2018-present)

My Books Gallery

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Criminal Principles

(Juspodivm Press, 2012)

Criminal Principles was the first book to analyze and systematize the jurisprudence of the constitutional principles of criminal law in Brazil.

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Criminal Principles 2nd Ed.

(Fórum Press, forthcoming 2019)

Criminal Principles was the first book to analyze and systematize the jurisprudence of the constitutional principles of criminal law in Brazil.

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Articles and Essays

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Bulletin IBCCRIM
v. 246, 2013

The Rape Crime in the Draft Criminal Code


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Journal of the Faculty of Law
v. 1, 2013

Asset recovery and international criminal cooperation

Pragmatic criminal strategies for victims’ defense, assistance, and representation.

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Journal of the Faculty of Law
v. 17, 2012

The Law in Time of Terror


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Juruá Newsletter
v. n. 519, 2011

The Triple Nature of Public Security


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Journal of the Faculty of Law of UERJ
v. 15, 2011

The Deconstruction of Legality at the Nuremberg Tribunal

An Opening for the Kairos of Forgiveness.

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Bulletin IBCCRIM
v. n. 219, 2011

The Principle of the Limit of the Last Historical Degree in Criminal Matters


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Journal of the Faculty of Law
v. 16, 2011

The deconstructive trail to criminal law and the indestructible justice.


Other Academic Publications

Book Chapters, Book Reviews & Shorter Works 

The constitution of friendship: an introduction to future politics

Law of the City: Tomo II. 1ed.Rio de Janeiro: Freitas Bastos, 2015

In: Vânia Siciliano Aieta. (Org.)

The Criminal Law Calculation Machine

Transdisciplinary Writings of Criminology, Law and Criminal Procedure. 1st.Rio de Janeiro: Revan, 2014

In: PEDRINHA, Roberta Duboc; FERNANDES, Marcia Adriana Oliveira. (Org.)

The Fundamental Right to the Feminine: An Indisputable Question

Democracy and Jurisdiction: new Brazilian constitutional configurations. 1 st.Rio de Janeiro: Imo's Gráf. and Ed., 2013.

In: Margarida Maria Lacombe Camargo; Cecilia Caballero Lois; Gabriel Lima Marques. (Org.)

Globalization, the World Social Forum, and the Altermundist Movement.

XIV Seminar of Scientific Initiation of PUC-RioRio de Janeiro: Puc-Rio, 2006

In: XIV Seminar of Scientific Initiation of PUC-Rio, 2006, Rio de Janeiro

Michel Foucault: from the torture of the body to the deprivation of freedom of the spirit

IBCCRIM website

Bulletin IBCCRIM, 2010

Notes on APAC - Association for Assistance and Protection of the Convicted

IBCCRIM website

Bulletin IBCCRIM, 2010

Why bet on the Constitution?

Jornal Bem Forte

Rio de Janeiro, v. 85, 04 Jun. 2013.

The constitution of friendship: an introduction to future politics

Law of the City: Tomo II. 1ed.Rio de Janeiro: Freitas Bastos, 2015

In: Vânia Siciliano Aieta. (Org.)

The Criminal Law Calculation Machine

Transdisciplinary Writings of Criminology, Law and Criminal Procedure. 1st.Rio de Janeiro: Revan, 2014

In: PEDRINHA, Roberta Duboc; FERNANDES, Marcia Adriana Oliveira. (Org.)

The Fundamental Right to the Feminine: An Indisputable Question

Democracy and Jurisdiction: new Brazilian constitutional configurations. 1 st.Rio de Janeiro: Imo's Gráf. and Ed., 2013.

In: Margarida Maria Lacombe Camargo; Cecilia Caballero Lois; Gabriel Lima Marques. (Org.)

Briefs Filed in Constitutional Matters

Drafted Brief of Amicus Curiae on the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court in ADI 5248, ADI 5255, ADI 5256, ADO 26.

(concerning minority rights)

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