Student, University of São Paulo Faculty of Law
A practicing lawyer in Brazil, Crisleine Yamaji has worked in capital markets, the foreign investment field and in corporate matters. In 2007, Crisleine earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo. In 2009, alongside other volunteers from Junior Chamber International, she organized a Chinese film festival in that same city. In 2011, she was a legal researcher at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of Brazil’s leading educational and social-science institutions.
Last year, she attended classes on three campuses in Europe, studying European Private Law at Sapienza—Università di Roma; Continental Law at Sorbonne University in Paris; and International Law and Capitalism at the University of Helsinki. She is a Master’s candidate in Economics and Public Law at the University of São Paulo, and has been participating in research groups on Economic Law and Brazilian capital markets.
As if that were not enough, Crisleine has immersed herself in volunteerism. She has been working as a legal counselor in the University of São Paulo’s Pro Bono Legal Department. Last year, she helped low-income people and the homeless in the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome. Also last year, she was a volunteer for Libera, the anti-Mafia group in Calabria, working on lands confiscated from the crime syndicate 'Ndrangheta.