LL.B., Federal University of Bahia, Brazil LL.M., PUC University, Sao Paulo, Brazil Ph.D., PUC University, Sao Paulo, Brazil S.J.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Gidi has taught for several years at the University of Houston Law Center, at the University of Detroit Mercy, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He also had extensive academic experience in the US, Brazil, Italy, and France. He teaches in the areas of Civil Procedure, Torts, and Comparative and International Law.
Gidi served for several years as the Associate Reporter and Secretary to the American Law Institute / UNIDROIT project on Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure, a project geared to producing uniform rules of civil procedure for international litigation and arbitration.
He drafted a Model Class Action Code for Civil Law Countries, which was published in several languages. This work led to invitations to serve as a Co-Reporter in a project sponsored by the Ibero-American Institute of Civil Procedure to create a Model Class Actions Code for Latin America. Gidi also helped draft comprehensive class action legislation for the Mexican Senate and the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.
Gidi has written books and articles in English, Portuguese, and Spanish and in a number of other languages as well. He speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and English fluently, and has working knowledge of French.
In 2011, Gidi was the Marcel Storme Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Ghent Law School (Belgium), where he taught Comparative Civil Procedure and Class Actions. In 2012, he was a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law. In the summer of 2013, he was a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). In the Summer of 2014, he will be Visiting Professor at the University of Trento Law School (Italy).
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