Julia Cadaval Martins Headshot



LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2012; LL.B. Rio de Janeiro State University

Awards & Honors
Harvard Law School Summer Academic Fellow

Faculty Advisor
Alvaro Santos

Areas of Study
Comparative Water Law; Federalism; Economic Development

Julia’s dissertation focuses on cooperative governance of interstate water reallocation in federal systems, looking particularly at the legal systems of Brazil and the United States. Prior to coming to Georgetown, she was a Research Fellow at the Social Agency Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

Julia has been working as a consultant for the World Bank since 2013. In this capacity, she provided analytical, advisory, and convening work for improving drought preparedness in Brazil, developed a country expansion framework for the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) in Latin America and Africa, supported project and financial monitoring and reporting for the 2030 WRG, and engaged with public, private, and civil society stakeholders to build a new multi-stakeholder platform in Brazil. In Brazil, she worked as a lawyer and consultant advising clients on different areas of government regulations.

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