Keith S. Rosenn

Professor of Law Emeritus

LL.B. 1963, Yale Law School
B.A. 1960, Amherst College

Phone: 305-284-4587
Office: G367

Keith S. Rosenn, Professor of Law Emeritus, received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1960 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1963. He served as law clerk to Judge J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then practiced law in Pennsylvania.

Before joining the Miami faculty in 1979, he spent 14 years as a law professor at Ohio State University.

Professor Rosenn has practiced law with a Brazilian law firm and has worked as a project specialist with the Ford Foundation, helping to establish a graduate legal education program in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of six books and numerous law review articles in the fields of comparative law, Latin American law, and constitutional law. He is the chair of the LLM programs in Comparative Law and in Inter-American Law.

He has taught courses in constitutional law, comparative law, Latin American law, and Doing Business in Latin America.

 Publications

Recent Important Decisions of the Brazilian Supreme Court, 44 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. (2013) .

Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil- 5 October 1988, as amended to 2012 (an annotated translation integrating the text with 77 Amendments, footnoting the amended text, explanations of each amendment, footnoting amendments declared unconstitutional), in 3 Constitutions of The Countries of The World 1-351 (Rudiger Wolfrum ed., Dec. 2012).

Procedural Protection of Constitutional Rights in Brazil, 59 Am. J. Comp. L. 1009 (2011).

A Proposed Brazilian Constitutional Amendment to Make Judgments Res Judicata before All Appeals Have Been Exhausted, 29 Int’l L. Q. 62 (Fall 2011).

Conflict Resolution and Constitutionalism: The Making of the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, in Framing The State In Times Of Transition: Case Studies In Constitution Making 435-466 (Laurel E. Miller ed., U.S. Institute of Peace, 2010).

Commentary and Translation: Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 5 October 1988, as amended to March 1, 2008, in 3 Constitutions of the Countries of the World 256 (forthcoming 2008) (an annotated translation integrating the text of 62 amendments with an introduction to each amendment).

Federalism in Brazil, in O Direito Internacional Contemporâneo: Estudios Em Homanagem Ao Professor Jacob Dolinger 575 (Carmen Tiburcio & Luis Roberto Barroso, eds., 2006).

Commentary and translation: Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 5 October 1988, as amended to August 10, 2005, in 3 Constitutions of the Countries of the World 1 (Rudiger Wolfram, ed., 2006) (an annotated translation integrating the text of 54 amendments with an introduction to each amendment).

Os Efeitos do Controle Judicial de Constitucionalidade nos Estados Unidos, Canada e America Latina numa Perspective Comparada, in Perspectivas Do Direito Constitucional Em Evolucao (Paulo Gomes Pimental Junior ed., in press) (with Editora Saraiva).

Conflict Resolution and Constitutionalism: The Brazilian Constitution of 1988, in Constitution-Making, Peace Building and National Reconciliation (Louis Aucoin ed.) (forthcoming).

Translation of Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil, 5 October 1988, as amended to June 12, 2002 (an Annotated Translation integrating the text of 44 Amendments with an introduction to each amendment), in 3 Constitutions of the Countries of the World 1-256 (Gisbert H. Flanz ed., 2002).

The Legal System of Brazil, in Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopedia (Herbert M. Kritzer ed., 2002).

Judicial Review in Brazil: Recent Developments Under the 1988 Constitution, 7 SW. J.L. & TRADE AM. 291-319 (2000). Updated and revised as O controle de constitucionalidade no Brasil, 227 REV. DIR. ADMIN. 1-30 (2002).

Some Controversial Aspects of the New Brazilian Arbitration Law, 31 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 223-52 (2000) (with Wald & Schellenberg).

Federative Republic of Brazil (Annotated Translation of the Brazilian Constitution of 1988 as Amended through Feb. 2001, Integrating the Text of 37 Amendments), in Gisbert H. Flanz, ed., 3 Constitutions of the Countries of the World 1-211 (2001).

In Memoriam: Rafael C. Benitez, 31 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 9-11 (2000).

Some Controversial Aspects of the New Brazilian Arbitration Law, with Arnoldo Wald and Patrick Schellenberg, 31 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 223-252 (2000).

Corruption and Political Reform in Brazil, ed. with Richard Downes (Miami: North-South Center Press 1999) also published as Corrupcao E Reforma Politica No Brasil (Rio de Janeiro: Fundaçãò Getúlio Vargas 2000).

Whither Brazil: Mercosul and the Devaluation Crisis, 5 NAFTA: L. & BUS. REV. AMER. 422-429 (1999).

Judicial Reform in Brazil, 4 NAFTA: L. & BUS. REV. AMER. 19-37 (No. 2, 1998).

O JEITO NA CULTURA JURIDICA BRASILERIA (Rio de Janeiro: Renovar 1998) 131 p.

Federative Republic of Brazil in Constitutions of the Countries of the World (3 booklets) (1996-1998).

Brazil: Constitutions, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 433-436 (Barbara A. Tenenbaum ed., 1996).

Brazil: Electoral Reform Legislation, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 437-438 (Barbara A. Tenenbaum ed., 1996).

Judicial Systems: Brazil, 3 Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 336-338 (Barbara A. Tenenbaum ed., 1996).

Brazilian Constitution, in Encyclopedia of Latin American History (1995).

Comparacao dos Aspectos Juridicos do MERCOSUL e do NAFTA, Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Parana, Anais do I Encontro Internacional de Fiscalizacao do Mercosul 165-174 (1995).

Electoral Legislation of Brazil, in Encyclopedia of Latin American History (1995).

The Brazilian Judicial System, in Encyclopedia of Latin American History (1995).

Phone: 305-284-4587
Office: G367
Faculty Assistant

Merino, Marysabel

Phone: 305-284-5432
Office: G364