Research Groups

The following research groups registered in the CNPq database and certified by the Prorectorate for Research (PROPG) of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) have the participation of faculty members, master’s and doctoral students, as well as undergraduate students.


  1. “Conhecer Direito” [Getting to know Law] Center for Studies – UFSC

Leader: Horácio Wanderlei Rodrigues


  1. Environmental Law and Political Ecology in the Risk Society Research Group (GPDA) – UFSC
    Leader: José Rubens Morato Leite


  1. History of Legal Culture Research Group – UFSC / CNPq
    Leaders: Arno Dal Ri Junior and Diego Nunes

    4. International Law Research Group – UFSC / CNPq
    Leaders: Arno Dal Ri Junior and Aline Beltrame de Moura

    5. Law and Literature Research Group – UFSC


  1. Judiciary of the Future Research Group – UFSC


  1. Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Innovation Group – UFSC
    Leader: Luiz Otávio Pimentel


  1. Legal Informatics, Law and Technology – UFSC
    Leader: Aires Jose Rover


  1. Center for Studies and Research on State, Public Health, Environment, City Statute and Collective Protection – UFSC
    Leader: José Isaac Pilati


  1. Center for Legal and Social Studies of Children and Adolescents – NEJUSCA – UFSC
    Leader: Josiane Rose Petry Veronese


  1. State Observatory – UFSC
    Leader: Orides Mezzaroba

    12. International Relations, Law and Development.
    Leader: Dr. Ricardo Soares Stersi dos Santos

    13. Center for Legal-Economic Studies and Development Management Studies – UFSC
    Leader: Dr. Everton das Neves Gonçalves

    14. Advanced Studies on Environment and Economy in International Law – EMAE
    Leader: Dr. Cristiane Derani

    15. Ecological Justice Observatory – OJE
    Leader: Dr. Leticia Albuquerque

    16. Center for Decolonial and Postcolonial Research and Practices applied to International Relations and International Law (Eirenè)
    Leader: Prof. Dr. Karine de Souza Silva’s Website: