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Jessica Carvalho Morris

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Jessica Carvalho Morris

Jessica Carvalho Morris
Director of International Graduate Law Programs
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Bacharel em Direito (J.D. equivalent), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil

Telephone: 305-284-5402   |   Office: A316A
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Wrote the article Understanding LL.M. Programs and why you may need an advanced degree in the ILSA QUARTERLY, THE LL.M. ISSUE, vol. 16, issue 3, February 2008.

Reviewed and collaborated in the translation of the article Constitutional Review in Brazil: Recent Developments by Professor Keith Rosenn published in REVISTA DE DIREITO ADMINISTRATIVO. Rio de Janeiro, 227: I-V; 1-481 Jan./Mar. 2002.

Wrote the article The Social Function of Punishment and the Minimal Involvement of Criminal Law. Published in part in the JOURNAL OF THE SIXTH CONFERENCE OF THE CENTER OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES, 2000.

Wrote paper Criminal Law in the Face of Current Tendencies Regarding Criminology published in the book THE STUDY OF LAW, vol. 3, CRIMINAL LAW - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CRIMINOLOGY, 2002. Awarded Second Place Award for the presentation of the paper.

Wrote paper Current Tendencies in Criminology and the Possibility of their Implementation in Brazil in the journal of the Sixth Conference of the Center of Applied Social Sciences, Natal/RN, Brazil; 2000.

Wrote the article The Impact of the Equality Principle and the Law Number 9.799/99 on Women Labor in Brazil in the LAW REVIEW IN VERBIS, n. 9/10, vol. 4, 1999.

Wrote the article The Judiciary and Citizenship in the JOURNAL OF THE III BRAZILIAN CONGRESS ON CIVIL AND LABOR PROCEDURES, 1999.

Wrote the article Domestic Violence Against Women and the Actions of the Public Ministry in CearĂ¡-Mirim in the book entitled THE PUBLIC ATTORNEY AND LAW STUDENTS IN FAVOR OF SOCIETY edited by Professor Gilka da Mata Dias, 1998.

Wrote the article Considerations on the Reform of the Judiciary in the LAW REVIEW IN VERBIS, n. 5, vol. 3, 1997.


Selected Interviews

Interviewed by NBC Nightly News regarding the protests in Brazil. June 2013.

Interviewed in English by CNN International and in Spanish by CNN Spanish, and Univision National and Regional regarding Amnesty International's Report on immigration control measures resulting in a pattern of human rights violations. March 2012.

Interviewed on WLRN/NPR News, Terra Noticias (in Spanish) and Miami Times regarding the high profile case of Troy Davis and the imposition of the death penalty. September 2011.

Interviewed in Spanish on Terra Noticias regarding the imposition of the death penalty in the high profile case of Casey Anthony. June 2011.

Interviewed in Spanish on GEN-TV regarding the constitutional challenges to the Arizona immigration law and the federal healthcare reform law. Also weighed in the discussions arising from the threats by a Florida pastor to burn the Koran to mark the September 11 anniversary, and in the issue of whether the new full-body scans instituted by the Transportation Security Administration violate constitutional rights. August through November 2010.

Interviewed in Spanish on GEN-TV regarding the legality of holding detainees in Guantanamo Bay. May 8, 2008.

Interviewed in Spanish regarding the case Texas v. Medellin currently before the Supreme Court. Addressed the right to consular representation pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the violation of that right by the U.S. as it relates to foreign nationals currently on death row. Aquí y Ahora, Univision. October 18, 2007.

Participated in TV show Ultima Palabra on GenTV regarding the death penalty. The one hour show discussed the death penalty and its implications. Highlighted the problems with the application of the death penalty including its ineffectiveness as a deterrent, the risk of executing innocents and current world trend towards abolitionism. September 4, 2007.

Quoted in the Miami Herald. "Dad's lessons, wisdom help shape our lives," column by Ana Menendez. June 17, 2007.

Interviewed by news program on Channel 7 regarding the fifth anniversary of Guantanamo Bay and its detainees. January 2007.

Quoted in the Miami Herald regarding the use of torture. "A harrowing tale, and a plea for the future," column by Ana Menendez. February 25, 2006.

Interviewed by Neida Sandoval host of TV show Despierta America, Univision, about the Supreme Court's decision on Roper v. Simmons, ruling by five votes to four that the use of the death penalty against people under the age of 18 at the time of the offence contravenes the US Constitutional ban on "cruel and unusual punishments." The decision, delivered on March 1, 2005, meant that the lives of over 70 child offenders on U.S. death rows would be spared and no others would be sentenced to death. March 2, 2005.