Mariana Mota Prado
Professor; William C. Graham Chair in International Law and Development

Flavelle House
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-5086

Mariana Mota Prado obtained her law degree (LLB) from the University of Sao Paulo, and her master's (LLM) and Doctorate (JSD) from Yale Law School. She is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where she was also the Associate Dean for the Graduate Programs from 2014 to 2019. She has published extensively on law and development, including three co-authored books with Michael J. Trebilcock: Institutional Bypasses: A Strategy to Promote Reforms for Development (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Advanced Introduction to Law and Development (Edward Elgar, 1st ed. 2014; 2nd ed. 2021), and What Makes Poor Countries Poor (Edward Elgar, 2011). A Brazilian national, she has taught courses at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London, Direito Rio - Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School in Brazil, ITAM Law School in Mexico, Los Andes Law School in Colombia, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and University of Puerto Rico School of Law in the United States. Her scholarship focuses on law and development, corruption and comparative law.

LL.B., University of São Paulo, Brazil
LL.M., Yale Law School, United States
J.S.D., Yale Law School, United States
Academic appointments
Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2011
Associate Professor, 2011 - 2019
Associate Dean, 2014 - 2019
Full Professor, 2019 -
Selected publications
Research areas
Administrative Law
Law and Globalization
Law and International Development