Miguel de Figueiredo

de Figueiredo, Miguel

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (312) 503-1855
E-mail: mdefig@law.northwestern.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Miguel de Figueiredo joins Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor. His research focuses on the areas of criminal law, international law, comparative law, election law, law and development, corruption, and voting behavior. His current work examines the effects of sentencing for drunk driving; probes the effects of expungement on recidivism and employment; analyzes the impact of corruption and information on voting behavior; and explores the effects of policies designed to curb tax evasion by firms. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, Yale Law School’s Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund, and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action and Survey Research Center.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Law
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • International Business Transactions
  • Law, Economics and Social Science
  • Election Law
  • International Law
  • Criminal Law


  • BA, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • JD, Yale Law School
  • PhD (expected 2014), University of California, Berkeley

Prior Appointments

  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School
  • Visiting Scholar, Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University Law School
  • Senior Industry Analyst, SRI Consulting Business Intelligence