Ada Bogliolo Piancastelli de Siqueira
LLB/BA Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; LLM London School of Economics and Political Science; Mphil in International Relations and Politics University of Cambrigde.
Before coming to Georgetown Law, Ada was a Santander Scholar at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. While in Cambridge, Ada researched the relationship between law and politics at the World Trade Organization, addressing matters of balance between its legal and quasi-judicial bodies.
Informing her time at Cambridge, Ada completed a Masters in Law (LLM) in International Public Law at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2011. She graduated with a distinction for her dissertation on Trade and Human Rights, focusing on the case of Chinese censorship and barriers to trade.
Previously, she graduated in Public Law at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, with distinction. In Brazil, Ada was heavily involved in research into legal theory through Law and Literature perspectives. She published a book on the topic on graduating from Law school entitled “Notes on Law and Literature: Law’s Absurd in Albert Camus”.
Having identified a clear interest for matters of international trade, Ada currently pursues her SJD at Georgetown under Professor Alvaro Santos as a Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) researcher and is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law. Her current dissertation re-discusses the working logic of the World Trade Organization in the context of alternative development strategies and social understandings of the trading system.