FGV professor Joaquim Falcão elected to join Brazilian Academy of Letters
Joaquim Falcão, professor at Rio de Janeiro Law School (FGV Direito Rio), was elected as a new member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters (ABL), last Thursday, April 19. The professor received 32 of the 35 total votes, with 3 abstentions; 4 members could not vote due to health reasons.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Joaquim Falcão holds a PhD in education from the University of Génève, an LLM from Harvard Law School, and a Law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ). He was advisor to the National Council of Justice and headed the Roberto Marinho Foundation, where he created Telecurso 2000, Globo Ecologia, and Canal Futura.
He has extensive experience in the field of Law, with emphasis on Constitutional Law, working mainly on the following themes: judicial power, internet, reforms, separation of powers, and globalization. He was a founder of Direito Rio, working as the school’s Dean from 2002 to 2017, and is currently a professor of the undergraduate course and the Master’s in Regulation Law.
Falcão will take the seat previously held by writer Carlos Heitor Cony. The date of his induction has not yet been scheduled.