Flavia Portella Püschel



Professor of Private Law at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo (Brazil)

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
February‒July 2011

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Discourse Theory and the Communicative Function of Civil Liability

Funding of the stay:
Excellence Cluster »The formation of normative orders«

Research partner:
While at the Institute, Flavia Püschel cooperates with Klaus Günther, Professor of Legal Theory at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and member of the directorate of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Scholarly profile of Flavia Portella Püschel


Main areas of research:
Theory of Responsibility; Tort Law

Selected publications:
  1. (with José Rodrigo Rodriguez), »Inveja de Sísifo: a dogmática jurídica entre tradição e inovação« [engl: »Envious of Sisyphus: Legal Dogmatics Between Tradition and Innovation«], in: José Rodrigo Rodriguez, Carlos Eduardo Batalha da Silva e Costa und Samuel Rodrigues Barbosa (ed.), Nas Fronteiras do Formalismo. A Função Social da Dogmática Jurídica Hoje, São Paulo: Saraiva 2010, p. 299-310.
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  3. (ed. with Marta R. de A. Machado), Teoria da Responsabilidade no Estado Democrático de Direito. Textos de Klaus Günther [engl.: Theory of Responsibility in the Democratic State], São Paulo: Saraiva 2009.
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  5. (with Marta R. de A. Machado and José Rodrigo Rodriguez), »The Juridification of Social Demands and the Application of Statutes. An Analysis of the Legal Treatment of Antiracism Social Demands in Brazil«, in: Fordham Law Review 77 (2009), pp. 1535-1558.
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  7. (ed. with Marta R. de A. Machado), Responsabilidade Penal da Pessoa Jurídica [engl.: Criminal Responsibility of Legal Entities], Brasília: Série Pensando o Direito 18 – Direito GV, PNUD, Secretaria de Assuntos Legislativos do Ministério da Justiça 2009 [Download of the book at the Homepage of the Brazil Ministério de Justicia]
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  9. (with Marta R. de A. Machado), »Questões Atuais acerca da Relação entre as Responsabilidades Penal e Civil« [engl.: »Contemporary Questions About the Relation Between Criminal and Civil Responsibility«], in: Garcia Basileu and Maíra R. Machado (ed.), Instituições de Direito Penal, São Paulo: Saraiva 2008, p. 18-37.
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  11. A Responsabilidade por Fato do Produto no CDC. Acidentes de Consumo [engl.: Products Liability], São Paulo: Quartier Latin 2006.

Further professional activities:
rnMember of the Research Group Law and Democracy of The Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (Núcleo Direito e Democracia do Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento – CEBRAP).