Gustavo Ribeiro

Gustavo Ribeiro

S.J.D. Candidate

Byse Fellow, Harvard Law School

Teaching Fellow, Harvard College


My S.J.D. dissertation focuses on the epistemology of the field of evidence law.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Jurisprudence and Evidence Law with Professor Scott Brewer, Harvard Law School, Overall Faculty Supervisor
  • History of Legal Thought with Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School
  • Philosophy of Science with Professor Ned Hall, Harvard University
  • Science and Technology Studies with Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School

Additional Research Interests

  • Economics
  • Logic


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2011-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program 2010-2011 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, LL.B. 2005-2010 (summa cum laude)

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Teaching and Research Assistant for Professor Scott Brewer, Harvard Law School, 2011-Present
  • Visiting Lecturer and Research Fellow, Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011-Present
  • Visiting Researcher, SciencesPo Law School, Paris, France, 2015
  • Graduate Fellow, Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar Colloquium Coordinator, Harvard Law School, 2012-2015
  • Summer Academic Fellowship, Harvard Law School, 2013
  • Doctoral Fellow, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School, 2012-2013
  • Ling Institute Scholarship, 2010

Representative Publications


In English

  • Gustavo Ribeiro (ed. with Scott Brewer and Giovanni Sartor), “Special Issue with Papers from the Workshop on Formal Argument and Evidential Inference, ICAIL 2013,” Law, Probability & Risk (Oxford University Press), vol. 13 (3‐4), 2014
  • Gustavo Ribeiro, “No Need to Toss a Coin: Conflicting Scientific Testimonies and Intellectual Due Process”, Law, Probability & Risk, vol. 12 (3-4), 2013

In Other Languages

  • Gustavo Ribeiro and Daniel Vargas, “O Global Legal Education Forum: Mapeando uma Nova Crise no Ensino Jurídico e Construindo uma Agenda Propositiva”, in Cadernos FGV Direito Rio, vol. 9, 2014
  • Gustavo Ribeiro, “Projetos de Reconstrução e Pluralismo Metodológico”, in Direito e Economia em Dois Mundos: Teoria e Empiria, Editora FGV: Rio de Janeiro, 2013
  • Gustavo Ribeiro and Carlos Ragazzo, “O Dobro ou Nada: A Regulação do Jogos de Azar”, Revista Direito GV, vol. 2 (8), 2012
  • Gustavo Ribeiro, “Racionalidade e Pequisa Comportamental: Avanço Científico ou Retórica?” in Coleção Jovem Jurista, Rio de Janeiro: FGV, 2010

Working Papers

  • Gustavo Ribeiro, “Can There Be a Burden of the Best Explanation?”
  • Gustavo Ribeiro, “The Case for Varying Standards of Proof”
  • Gustavo Ribeiro and Fernando Leal, “Is Law a Social Plan? Reconstructing Shapiro’s Legality”

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Portuguese (native speaker), French (fluent), and Spanish (working knowledge)

Last Updated: September 9, 2015