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Larissa Verri Boratti
LL.B, UFRGS, Brazil (2005), Postgraduate Environmental Law, UFRGS, Brazil (2006), MSc in Law, UFSC, Brazil (2008)
Research Topic: A Legal Analysis of Neighbourhood Impact Study (NIS) as an Effective Tool for Environmental Risk Management and Environmental Justice in Urban Areas
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Larissa Verri Boratti joined the UCL´s Law Faculty in January 2012 as an MPhil/PhD candidate, under the supervision of Professors Jane Holder and Richard Macrory, researching Environmental Law Policy and Regulation. Larissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (2005) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Law (2006) from UFRGS/Brazil, and a Master’s Degree in Law (2008) from UFSC/Brazil (funded by the Brazilian Government - CAPES).

Larissa was admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association in 2005, practiced as a lawyer (specialising in Civil Law and Environmental Law) and is an Environmental Law and Civil-Procedural Law Lecturer. She also has experience in co-ordinating Community Engagement Projects on housing rights and environmental issues (both academic and NGO projects).

Larissa´s main research interests lie in Environmental Law Policy and Regulation, in particular environmental impact assessment and urban-environmental planning. Her doctoral research is focused on the legal analysis of an assessment tool called Neighbourhood Impact Study in Brazil. It will analyse the extent to which such a tool is capable of operationalizing the principle of policy integration, thereby securing environmental justice and the promotion of environmental risk management in urban areas.
Areas of Expertise

Environmental Law

Research Projects
Research Interests

Environmental Law Policy and Regulation

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships
Professional Experience
  • 2004 - 2004: Legal Consultancy, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Brazil
  • 2005 - 2006: Lawyer, Bing & Muller Law Firm, Brazil
  • 2008 - 2012: Lawyer, Ilarraz Law Firm, Brazil
  • 2009 - 2011: Lecturer, Law Faculty, Centro Universitario Ritter dos Reis, Brazil
  • 2011 - 2011: Events and Continuing Legal Education Co-ordinator, Law Faculty, Centro Universitario Ritter dos Reis, Brazil
Public Engagements & Media Coverage

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Larissa's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • 'Environmental Risk Management in Urban Areas in Brazil', 5th Congress of the Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Students in the UK (Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, 2012)
Edited Volumes
  • Leite, JRM; Ferreira, HS; and Boratti, LV (Eds), Estado de Direito Ambiental: Tendencias, 2nd ed. (Forense Universitária, 2010)
  • Boratti, LV, ´Risco Ambiental no Espaco Urbano: Aspectos Teorico-Juridicos´, in Leite, JRM; Ferreira, HS; and Boratti, LV (Eds), Estado de Direito Ambiental: Tendencias, 2 ed. (Forense Universitária, 2010), pp. 132-17
  • Leite, JRM Leite and Boratti, LV, 'Abordagem jurídica do risco ambiental na perspectiva da cena urbana brasileira', in BRAVO, AS (Ed), Ordenación del Territorio e Medioambiente (ArCiBel Editores, 2009), pp. 97-126.
  • Boratti, LV, ´Risco e Cidades: Residuos Solidos e Planejamento Urbano-Ambiental´, in Leite, JRM and Fagúndez, PR (Eds), Aspectos Destacados da de Biosseguranca na Sociedade de Risco (Conceito Editorial, 2008), pp. 31
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