Juliana Brandão is a Brazilian lawyer since 2006 and a current Phd student in the Environment and Resources program at The Nelson Institute. As a lawyer, she worked in many law offices representing companies mainly in labor law and giving legal advice in order to prevent further litigation. During this time, she was a trainee in International Law at Pace Law Firm, in Toronto, Canada. After seven years as a lawyer, she became adviser to a judge in Brazil, at the State of Pará Court of Justice. She worked as a law teacher at Faculdade Pan-Amazônica in Brazil during this time as well.
She is an expert certified in Brazil both in labor law by the Centro Universitário do Pará (CESUPA) and public law by the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. She earned her masters in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, where she was granted with the Latin America Masters Scholarship in partnership with Santander and an award from the Santander Scholarship recognizing her outstanding performance and dedication in the field of study. Currently, she is a Project Assistant at the Gibbs Lab since August, 2017. Her studies focus on both labor and environmental legal aspects of the cattle supply chain in Brazil.
In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling, jogging, and dancing.