After graduating from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in São Paulo, Brazil, Renata Xavier practiced business law in her home country for over six years. However Xavier felt it was time to continue her education and develop her professional resume. After connecting with friends in Cincinnati, she found the LLM program and was drawn to the small class sizes and exciting city. Xavier was also excited for the opportunity to practice her English.
Xavier’s background in business law allows her to often compare her experiences in her classes. For the lecture, she discussed the investment opportunities in Brazil from a legal perspective. Due to the present value of Brazil’s currency, she explains, it is a good time to invest. The legal and economic system in Brazil is vastly different from the U.S., and Xavier educated attendees on the overall investment system in Brazil and opportunities for business.
Xavier says her background in business law has enhanced her experience with the LLM program tremendously, and she hopes to remain in Cincinnati following graduation.