Brazil’s Vice President Visits Law School

Spring 2012

Columbia Law School recently hosted Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, who delivered a lecture on how social policies enshrined in Brazil’s constitution have significantly narrowed the country’s enormous wealth gap. During the past decade, 30 million to 40 million Brazilian citizens have escaped poverty and are integrating into the middle class, Temer said in his talk, which was co-sponsored by the Columbia Latin American Business Law Association. Temer was introduced by Dean David M. Schizer, and Ambassador Luiz Felipe Seixas Corrêa, Brazil’s consul general in New York, was among the senior Brazilian diplomats in attendance at the gathering.