Human Rights Law LLM
The social and cultural life of Brussels is unique. The experiences I had while studying were extremely valuable for my academic and personal growth.
Why did you choose Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)?
I chose BSIS because I was looking for a specific Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law. In 2015, the University of Kent launched the Human Rights Law LLM in Brussels, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. In addition, BSIS was offering a full-tuition scholarship for this programme.
The variety of interesting modules offered by the Institution was also of particular importance, as well as the possibility to pursue a secondary area of specialisation, which in my case was International Law. Last but not least, I chose BSIS because of its globally renowned expertise in the field of international studies.
What’s the best thing about studying in Brussels?
Studying in Brussels, the heart of Europe, was a real advantage for my professional career, since I started working in Europe due to my LLM degree from BSIS. During my studies, I participated in several networking events and workshops organized by BSIS to prepare its students to build a successful career path.
Moreover, the social and cultural life of Brussels is unique. The experiences I had while studying in Brussels were extremely valuable for my academic and personal growth.
What job are you doing now?
I am completing a two-year Postgraduate Internship in the State Prosecution Office in Brazil, which ends in June 2021. I am also a Brazilian Attorney.
Briefly describe your career journey since BSIS.
In Brussels, I worked for Consilio as a Lawyer for an international legal project. I worked for this same company in Vienna, Austria, and in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I also worked for a company called Epiq in London and in various cities in Germany. In 2018 I moved back to Brazil to work as a Judge’s Legal Assistant and I am now completing a Postgraduate Internship in the State Prosecution Office.
I have co-written two books in Brazil: Direito Animal e Ciências Criminais (Animal Law and Criminal Sciences), in 2018, and Estudos Criminais de Direito Animal (Criminal Studies of Animal Law, in 2019, both published by Editora Canal Ciências Criminais.
What advice would you give a current student/graduating student?
Enjoy your studies and experiences in BSIS, believe me, you will miss it a lot! Dedicate yourself fully to the studies, engage in activities in the community, take a lot of pictures. After graduating, keep in contact with your classmates and international friends.
If possible, attend the graduation ceremony in Canterbury! I attended and it was one of the best moments of my life.