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Gustavo Ribeiro

Gustavo Ribeiro

S.J.D. Candidate

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