José Rubens Morato Leite is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Santa Catarina/Brazil, within which he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) courses on environmental law and related subjects. He is also a fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/Brazil), the President of the Law for a Green Planet Institute (Brazilian Non-Profit Organization) and the Coordinator of the "Environmental Law and Ecological Politics in the World Risk Society" Research Group at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. 

Mr. Morato Leite holds an MSc degree in Law from the University College London/UK and a PhD in Environmental Law from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, with a doctoral internship at the Faculty of Law from the University of Coimbra/Portugal. Besides, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Alicante/Spain (from 2013 to 2014), at the University of Florida/U.S. (from 2008 to 2009) and at the Centre of Environmental Law – Macquarie University/Australia (from 2005 to 2006). 

Furthermore, he has done research in a wide range of topics including civil liability for environmental damages, environmental hermeneutics, constitutional environmental law, biodiversity law and solid waste law; acting as a coordinator of research projects - supported and funded by governmental bodies such as the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES/Brazil) and the CNPq - within these subjects. 

He has also published several books, book's chapters and peer-reviewed articles in environmental law related topics. The full list of publications is available at