Jan 22, 2024
Special lecture at the Graduate School of Law by professor from the University of São Paulo, Brazil
On January 9, 2024, Professor Jose Augusto Fontoura Costa from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with which OMU has an academic exchange agreement, paid a courtesy visit to President Masahiro Tatsumisago.
Professor Fontoura Costa visited Japan at the invitation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and was in OMU for the first time since OCU and OPU merged, to commemorate the renewal of the academic exchange agreement between OMU and the University of São Paulo.
At the courtesy visit, Professor Fontoura Costa was accompanied by Professor Aiko Nakai of the Graduate School of Law and Professor Shigeru Tsuruta, Dean of the Graduate School of Law. The professors’ close friendship dates back to when they served as panelists in the same international conference years ago. The discussions at the courtesy visit featured a friendly exchange of views on the future of the academic exchanges between OMU and the University of São Paulo.
From left to right: President Tatsumisago, Professor Fontoura Costa, and Professor Nakai
Furthermore, Professor Fontoura Costa gave a special lecture at the Sugimoto Campus on January 11, where he talked about the history of Brazil, including the pre-Columbian and colonial periods, and the complexity of the Brazilian legal system. In particular, he highlighted the political and legal history of Brazil, where seven constitutions were enacted in the first 200 years of independence, a stark contrast to Japan’s history.
The lecture was well attended by international law students, and was followed by a lively question-and-answer session, making it a very engaging and enlightening experience.
Professor Fontoura Costa
From left to right: Professor Nakai, Professor Fontoura Costa, and Professor Tsuruta, Dean of the School of Law
Academic Affairs Division, School of Law and Graduate School of Law
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