Visiting Scholar, Federal Judge, and Environmental Law Professor at ESMAFE/RS
Gabriel Wedy is a Federal Judge in Brazil and an Environmental Law Professor at ESMAFE/RS (the Brazilian Federal Judiciary Superior School) and an invited Environmental Law Professor at AJURIS (the Judiciary Superior School for the State of Rio Grande do Sol) and Unisinos University. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. His research currently focuses on sustainable development and climate change law.
Professor Wedy has an LL.M. from PUC/RS, Cum Laude, for his dissertation: "The Precautionary Principle as an Instrument of Protection of Public Health and the Environment." He has previously served as President of the Federal Judges Assoication of Brazil (AJUFE) from 2010-2012, President of the Federal Judges Association of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (AJUFERGS - ESMAFE) from 2008-2010, and a Member of the Commission of Legislative Affairs of AJUFE from 2008-2010. He formerly tought civil procedure at ESMAFE, as well as tax law and tehics at the Federal University of Pelotas. He has a Lato Sensu Post-Graduation from AJURIS. In addition to his teaching experience, Professor Wedy has extensive lawyering experience and has authoried numerous articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines specialized in law.