Professor of Law and Vice-President of International Relations Office, University of São Paulo (Brazil) Law School
Fernando Menezes is a professor in the University of São Paulo (USP) Law School, fully dedicated to academic activities. He teaches mainly administrative law, besides some other specialized disciplines from the Public Law Department. His present research projects focus in Brazilian federal system and administrative contracts. Fernando is also in charge of Law School international relations, and assists the President of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the public foundation, supported by São Paulo State, which funds scientific and technological research.
Fernando joined USP’s Law School in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he had a partial dedication to University, as he took part in the São Paulo State Government team, functioning as Deputy Secretary for Science, Technology and Economic Development. Since 2012, he has developed activities as visiting professor in Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France).
In 1999, Fernando received his Ph.D. in law from the University of São Paulo, where he completed his undergraduate studies in 1993. In his home school, he also earned, in 2011, his “livre-docência”, an academic title in Brazil, that involves a public sustaining of a post-doctoral thesis.