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Education

Ph.D. in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute (June 2014).

Master of Laws in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute (October 2011).

BA in Law (cum Laude), Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Portugal. (Degree obtained with highest mark in graduating class) (July 2005).

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Lécia Vicente

Assistant Professor of Law

Biography

Vicente teaches in the areas of business law and civil law. Prior to joining LSU Law, she was an affiliate with Fordham Corporate Law Center at the Fordham University School of Law, a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer in Business Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Vicente earned her Ph.D. and Master of Laws in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute and her BA in Law from the Catholic University of Portugal. She carried on her postdoctoral training as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to that, Vicente was a practicing lawyer at international law firms where she worked on corporate, contract, real estate and civil procedure laws of Portugal and other Lusophone countries such as Angola, Mozambique, and Brazil. She held visiting research positions at the Commercial Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the University of Illinois College of Law, the Fordham University Law School, the Institute of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, and the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

Additionally, she has been a pro Bono Adviser and Head of Delegation of the African Union at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the Auspices of United Nations Economic and Social Council and at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda.

Her work is mostly interdisciplinary and her main areas of interest are business law, civil law, corporate and comparative corporate law, contract law, law and economics, corporate and contract governance, history of corporations, and legal theory.