Current S.J.D. Candidates

Cristiane Dias
S.J.D. Candidate

Cristiane Dias, an S.J.D. candidate at American University Washington College of Law, is working on her dissertation titled “A Comparative Study between the Brazilian and the United States' Environmental Permitting Procedure." Her academic interests and professional expertise include: International Law, International Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, International Human Rights Law & the Environment.

Prior to joining the Washington College of Law’s S.J.D program, Mrs. Dias worked in major companies in Brazil as an environmental lawyer. She also worked as an independent consultant, where she wrote legal chapters of Environmental Impact Studies in order to assess installation of important facilities in Brazil. 

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D. Candidate, American University Washington College of Law
LL.M., Queen Mary University of London, UK
B.A., Brazilian College of Law

Areas of Specialization

Comparative Environmental Law
International Environmental Law
US Environmental Law


Queen Mary University School of Law Award

Contact Information

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