Joana Ribeiro de Faira

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Phd at the University of Cambridge

Joana Ribeiro de Faria is an emerging legal scholar with a focus on contract law, tort law, and the legal implications of artificial intelligence. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, Joana has an impressive academic background. She holds an LL.M in International Business Law with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also earned a Master’s in Private Law (summa cum laude) and a Bachelor of Laws from the Catholic University of Portugal.

Joana’s academic achievements have been recognized through various scholarships and prizes. She is a recipient of the Cambridge International & Newnham Kishor-Rhodes Scholarship for 2022-2025, the Professor Doutor Baptista Machado award in 2020, and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship from the Catholic University of Portugal from 2013-2017. She also won the Euroinfoliteracia prize in a paper contest organized by the Catholic University of Portugal and the European Commission’s representation in Portugal in 2016.

In terms of teaching experience, Joana has served as a Teaching Assistant for Tort Law and Foundations of Private Law at the Catholic University of Portugal from 2020-2022. She has also been a Law Admissions Interviewer at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, in 2022. Her professional experience includes internships at Portuguese law firms Cerqueira Gomes & Associados, RL, and PLMJ, and she is admitted to the Portuguese Lawyer’s Bar as of 2022.

Joana’s research contributions are noteworthy. She has published articles in journals such as “Revista de Direito Civil,” and her work delves into complex issues like the legal aspects of smart contracts and liability in artificial intelligence.

Her multidisciplinary approach, particularly her expertise in technology law, makes her a unique and valuable asset in the legal academic community. With her blend of academic rigor and practical experience, Joana Ribeiro de Faria is undoubtedly a name to watch in the evolving landscape of law and technology.

  • University of Cambridge