- Master in Law, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2004
- PhD in Law, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Thiago Bottino is a full-time professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School in Rio de Janeiro, where he is also the director of the Undergraduate Course of Law. He has been Visiting Researcher at Brazilian Institute of Research in Applied Economics (2013-2015) and visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (2014).
He is a member of the Brazilian Law Institute and has served on several Committees in the Brazilian Bar Association (Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Bar Exam). He is also a member of the Governance and Compliance Committee in the Commercial Chamber of Rio de Janeiro. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the two most important journals of criminal sciences in Brazil.
His main research interest lies in criminal procedure and white-collar crime, with particular emphasis on the institutional and legal reforms, and specifically cooperative witnesses.
Professor Bottino has published five books (organized two others) and dozens of articles and worked in research projects financed by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Program. He has also developed empirical research about the use of habeas corpus before the Supreme Court, which has led to important changes in the judicial practice.
Before becoming a full-time professor in 2007, Bottino worked as a Lawyer for 15 years and has presented oral arguments before the Brazilian Supreme Court in several landmark cases, such as same-sex marriage, affirmative actions in universities, freedom of the press and speech, temporary arrests and prisons pending trial.