Academic Staff

Denis De Castro HALIS
Senior Instructor


Other Roles
    1. Member of UM Senate
    2. Former Faculty of Law Program Coordinator (Coordinator of Service Teaching program)
    3. Former member of the FLL Academic Council
Academic Qualifications
    1. Master in Legal and Social Sciences. Fluminense Federal University, UFF, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    2. Post-Graduation in Contemporary Philosophy (‘Expert’s Degree’). State of Rio de Janeiro University, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    3. Post-Graduation in Education of Social Sciences (‘Teacher Qualification - License’s Degree’). State of Rio de Janeiro University, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    4. Baccalaureate in Social Sciences (‘Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology’). State of Rio de Janeiro University, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    5. Baccalaureate in Law. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Teaching Area
    1. Theories of Law and Justice, Legal Reasoning and Argumentation.
    2. Company and Business Law.
    3. Social Theory and Law.
    4. Judicial Decision Making.
    5. Legal Pragmatism.
    6. Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights.
    7. BRICS Countries Cooperation.
    8. Hospitality and Tourism Law.

Selected Latest Publications

Edited Book

  • The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation. [With Rostam Neuwirth and Alexander Svetlicinii]. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming in 2017).(3) Articles in Academic Journals (In English)

Book

  • [Why to Study the Judiciary and the Profiles of Judges? The Pragmatism of Oliver Holmes and the Making of Judicial Decisions]. Por que Conhecer o Judiciário e os Perfis dos Juízes? O Pragmatismo de Oliver Holmes e a Formação das Decisões Judiciais [In Portuguese]. Curitiba, Brazil: Juruá, 2010.

Book Chapters

  • The BRICS Investment Framework: Catching Up with Trade. [with Guilherme Castilhos]. In: The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation. [Chapter 4]. Rostam Neuwirth, Alexandr Svetlicinii, Denis de Castro Halis (eds). Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press. 2017 (forthcoming).
  • [Investment, Business Environment, and Legal Regimes in the BRICS Countries]. 金砖国家的投资、营商环境与法律制度. (forthcoming in 2017 by the Shanghai People's Publishing House).
  • Dissent and Criminalization of Social Protests [Original in Portuguese: Dissenso e Criminalização de Protestos Sociais]. In Challenges to Criminal Law in the Society of the XXI Century [Desafios ao Direito Penal na Sociedade do Século XXI] Orquídea Massarongo-Jona (coord). Faculty of Law. Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, Sept. 2016, pp. 97-106.
  • Post-Positivist Legal Theories and Economic and Social Development [Original in Portuguese: Teorias Jurídicas Pós-Positivistas e Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social]. In Law in the Social and Economic Develoment [O Direito no Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social]. Wei Dan & Gilles Cistac (eds). Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Faculty of Law. University of Macau, 2016, pp. 122-133. ISBN 978-99965-1-077-9.
  • Company Law and Redemption of Shares: The Case of Steve Wynn vs. Kazuo Okada. In Luiz Otávio Pimentel, André Olavo Leite, Muruga Perumal Ramaswany (eds). When East Meets West: China-Brazil Deliberations on Contemporary Legal Issues. Florianópolis: CAXIF and Prava Publications, 2015, pp. 280-291.
  • “Post-Colonial” Legal Interpretation in Macau, China: Between European and Chinese Influences. In: Setsuo Miyazawa, Weidong Ji, et al (eds). East Asia’s Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century. The Future of Legal and Judicial Landscapes in East Asia. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015, pp. 68-86.
  • Rule of Law in the Mainland and in Macau...With “Chinese Characteristics”? In: Ming Chan, Jorge Rangel, Carmem Mendes, et al. Macau in Coimbra: Highlights from the EACS ’14 Conference. International Institute of Macau (Instituto Internacional de Macau), 2015, pp. 85-101.
  • Migration and Legal Affairs in the World’s Gambling Haven: The Uniqueness of the Macau SAR (China) and Its Migration Reality. In: Jean-Yves Carlier and Marie-Claire Foblets (editors). Migration and Law. Springer Verlag (forthcoming).
  • Fundamental Rights Between “One Country and Two Systems”: Between the Formal and the Actual in the Context of Macau, China” [Original in Portuguese: Direitos Fundamentais Entre “Um País e Dois Sistemas”: Entre o Formal e o Real no Contexto de Macau, China]. In Orquídea Massarongo Jona & Paula Nunes Correia (editorial coordinators).
  • The Interaction Between Constitutional Rights and Private Rights [A Interacção entre os Direitos Constitucionais e os Direitos Privados]. Maputo: Imprensa Nacional de Moçambique, 2014, pp. 9-22.
  • National Report on “Migration and Law” in Macau. Section of History of law and Legal Anthropology of the International Academy of Comparative Law. National Reports on Migration and Law. International Academy of Comparative Law International Congress, Vienna, July, 2014. International Academy of Comparative Law. Jean-Yves Carlier and Prof. Marie-Claire Foblets (editors).
  • [The Broad Traditions of Legal Sociology]. Grandes Tradições da Sociologia Jurídica. Chapter II. In: FERREIRA, Lier Pires; GUANABARA, Ricardo; JORGE, Vladimyr Lombardo (org.). [Legal Sociology Course]. Curso de Sociologia Jurídica [in Portuguese]. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Elsevier, 2011, pp. 41-98.
  • [Crisis and Opacity in the “Factory of Law”: Judicial Controls of Politics or Politics of Judicial Control?].Crise e Opacidade na "Fábrica de Direito": Controles Judiciais da Política ou Políticas de Controle Judicial? In: MACEDO, Paulo Emílio Vauthier Borges de (coord.). [Law and Politics]. Direito e Política [in Portuguese]. Curitiba, Brazil: Juruá, 2005, pp. 65-72.

Journals

  • [Exclusion of Shareholders and Compulsory Redemption of Shares: The Duel of Titans between Steve Wynn and Kazuo Okada]. Exclusão de Acionista e Amortização Forçada de Ações: O Duelo de Titãs entre Steve Wynn e Kazuo Okada. In: [Bulletin of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau]. Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau [in Portuguese]. (forthcoming in Bulletin no. 38).
  • [Dialogues Between Law and Social Sciences: Traditions of Legal Sociology (Part I)]. Diálogos Entre Direito e Teoria Social: Tradições da Sociologia Jurídica (Parte I) In: [Bulletin of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau]. Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau [in Portuguese]. No. 26, Ano XIII, (2008) 2009, pp. 75-99. Translated into Chinese and Published in the Same Journal in 2014: 第二十六期 ‧ 二○○八 ‧ 〈第十二年〉; 法與社會理論之間的對話:法社會學傳統〈第一部分〉.
  • [Dialogues Between Law and Social Sciences: Traditions of Legal Sociology (Part II)]. Diálogos Entre Direito e Teoria Social: Tradições da Sociologia Jurídica (Parte II) In: [Bulletin of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau]. Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau [in Portuguese]. No. 28, Ano XIII, 2009, pp. 63-94. Translated into Chinese and Published in the Same Journal in 2014: 第二十八期 ‧ 二○○八 九‧ 〈第十三年〉; 法與社會理論之間的對話:法社會學傳統〈第二部分〉.

Selected Abstracts in Proceedings of Events/Conferences (in English and/or Chinese) (updated until June 2012)

  • When Do Judges Dissent In Macau? Judicial Dissent in the World’s Gambling Haven”. Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (International Sociological Association - ISA) Joint International Conference. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA/ACDS), the Japanese Association for Sociology of Law (JASL), and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 2012 International Conference. June 5-8, 2012. Abstract available online at: <http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa12/index.php?click_key=1&cmd=Multi+
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  • “‘Why Are Your Children Better than Mine?’: Requests (and Denials) of Macau’s Non-Resident Workers to Have Their Children Living with Them”. East Asian Law and Society Association International Conference. Dialects and Dialectics: East Asian Dialogues in Law and Society. Conference Proceedings (Abstracts) Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, September 29 to October 1, 2011. pp. 38-39.
  • Societies Need Dissent.” Does Macau Also Need? Hard cases and Unanimous Decisions: Homogeneity of Thought in the Highest Courts of the Macau SAR, China”. Law and Society 2011 Annual Meeting. Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA. June 02 to 05, 2011. Abstract available online at: <http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa11/index.php?click_key=1&cmd=Multi+Search+
    Load+Person&people_id=2539537&PHPSESSID=72d2fab26551841f0fa32e7f882e3e2c> . Retrieved on June 19, 2012.
  • “Does Law Rule? The ‘Good-Application-of-Law Vocation’ Slogan and the reasoning by the Court of Final Appeal of Macau”. Law and Society 2010 Annual Meeting. Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. May 27 to 30, 2010. Abstract available at <http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa10/index.php?click_key=1&cmd=Multi+Search+
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    354373181ecc490de7f0>. Retrieved on June 19, 2012.
  • “Global Legal Studies in Action”: The Relevance of Comparative Law in the Court of Final Appeal of Macau. “行动中的全球法律研究”:澳门终审法院中比较法的相关性. In the Proceedings of the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Beijing, organized by the China Law Society, from 15 to 20 September, 2009. pp. 195-196.
  • Legal Argumentation in the Interpretive Work of the Court of Final Appeal of Macau. 丹尼斯•德•卡斯特罗•哈里斯:澳门终审法院解释工作中的法律论证. In the Proceedings of the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Beijing, organized by the China Law Society, from 15 to 20 September, 2009. pp. 519-520.

Presentations in Latest Conferences/Academic Events

  • Teaching Business Law of the BRICS Countries: Application of Team Teaching and Learning Technologies in Legal Education. [with Rostam Neuwirth and Alexandr Svetlicini]. Session within the CTLE Teaching and Learning Innovation Salon. Organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement of UM. UM, Macau SAR. April 19, 2017. http://news.umac.mo/nrs/binary?id=HmUX7bD_2FmaPAxFqWl5xtlIqzFrz0uCJXDx
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  • Dissent, Diversity, and Democracy. Seminar at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), organized by the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark. Apr. 11, 2017. Gambling with Your Privacy: Casino Surveillance and Loyalty Programs. Master and Bachelor of Law Seminar in Portuguese Language Eighth Seminar on the Operation of Games of Chance and Contracts in Special: Privacy in Casinos. University of Macau, Macau. Keynote speaker. Mar 22, 2017.
  • Political Dissent and its Relation with the Notions of Innovation and Diversity. Spectacular Law: Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 2016. Hong Kong University. Hong Kong. Dec. 8 – 10, 2016.
  • “Qualified and Unqualified Children”: A Discussion on the Legal and Administrative Treatment Governing the Children of Non-Resident Workers in Macau [“Crianças Qualificadas e Crianças Desqualificadas”: Uma Discussão Acerca do Tratamento Jurídico-Administrativo das Crianças de Não-Residentes em Macau]. Joint Seminar on Rights of the Child and Women between the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, and Faculty of Law of University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. University of Macau, Macau. Oct 26, 2016
  • The Legal Frameworks and Governance of Foreign Investment in the BRICS Countries. International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS. Fudan University, Shanghai. Sept. 24-25, 2016.
  • Between Law and Politics: Administrative Law Litigation in Macau and China. Asian Law and Society Association Conference (ALSA) 2016. Law and Society in Asia: Defining and Advancing the Field. Singapore (National University of Singapore). Sept. 22-23, 2016.
  • The Legal Frameworks for Foreign Investment in the BRICS Countries. International Seminar “BRICS Cooperation and New Order of Global Governance in the Framework of G20”. Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Aug 07, 2016.
  • Transition and Dissent on the Fringes of China: Contemporary Democratic Challenges in Macau and Hong Kong. Conference: “Beyond North and South: Constructing Global Governance for the 21st Century”. Organized by the Centre fro Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Håndverkeren Conference Centre, Oslo, Norway. Nov 24 - 25 2016.
  • National Security Legislation of Macau and the Article 23 in Hong Kong’s Basic Law. Roundtable on National Security Legislation, “Article 23 Legislation: Concerns and Imperatives 13 Years On”, organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Aug 30, 2016.
  • An Overview of the Macau Legal System and its Civil Law. Special Seminar to the School of Law of Charles Darwin University (Australia) and Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HK), University of Macau, Macau. Jul 14, 2016.
  • Company Law Current Challenges in the Globalization and Discussion of Cases (“Desafios Atuais do Direito Societário na Globalização e Discussão de Casos Atuais”). Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 04 2016.
  • Public Administration and Companies: Challenges and Discussion of Case Studies. Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). July 04 2016.
  • The Right of Dissent in the BRICS Countries. Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. July 01, 2016.
  • The Protection of the Personal Data in Macau and the Discussion of Cases (“A Proteção dos Dados Pessoais em Macau e Discussão de Casos”). Seminar on Contemporary Civil Law: Technology and Internet Regulatory Framework [Seminário Direito Civil Contemporâneo: Tecnologia e Marco Civil da Internet] (16-17 June, 2016). Auditorium of the Center of Juridical Sciences (CCJ), Federal University of Santa Catarina. Jun 16, 2016.
  • Judicial Independence in Practice: Administrative Law Litigation in Macau and China. Law and Society Conference (June 2-5, 2016), New Orleans, USA. June 03, 2013.
  • Beyond the Boundaries of Consensus: Comparative Law, Social Theory, and Dissent. Juris Diversitas Conference (May 30 to June 1), Louisiana University, Baton Rouge, USA. May 31, 2016.
  • Dissent and Criminalization of Social Protests. 9th Joint Seminar between the Faculty of Law of the University Eduardo Mondlane and the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau. Challenges to Criminal Law in the Society of the XXI Century [Desafios ao Direito Penal na Sociedade do Século XXI] (Nov 19-20 2015). Maputo, Mozambique. Nov. 19, 2015.
  • Forms of Controlling Innovation by Controlling Dissent. Fundamental Rights and Legal Justification. Organizer and Chair of the Approved Special Workshop Law, Innovation, and Dissent: Perspectives from Around the World. In Memory of Professor Gilles Cistac. XXVII World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR). Washington D.C., Jul 25 to Aug 1, 2015. http://ivr2015.org/program-overview/special-workshops/
  • The Use of Justice Holmes’ Legal Pragmatism to Analyze the Case Law of the Highest Court of Macau (China). Presenter and Chair of Working Group in the XXVII World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR). Washington D.C., Jul 25 to Aug 1, 2015. http://ivr2015.org
  • Company Law and Exclusion of Shareholders: The Clash of Titans of Steve Wynn and Kozuo Okada (“Direito Societário e Exclusão de Sócios: O Duelo de Titãs entre Steve Wynn e Kozuo Okada”). Commercial Law Symposium Between the Faculties of Law of UM and of University of Porto. Faculty of Law, University of Macau.
  • Beyond or Within the “West”? The Cultures and Realities of South American Countries. Lui Che Woo College, University of Macau. Nov. 11, 2015.
  • The Independence of Macau’s Court of Final Appeal: A Pragmatic Approach. Social Science Research Center on Contemporary China, FSS, University of Macau, Macau. Nov. 3, 2015.
  • Presentation of Paper Post-Positivist Legal Theories and Economic and Social Development. International Seminar Law in Economic and Social Development in the Frame of the Cooperation Between the University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and the University of Macau (Macau). University of Macau, Macau. Nov. 21, 2014.
  • Presentation of Paper “Transforming the Legal Profession Through the Use of Technology in Courts: The Case of Brazil”. The 14th International Academic Conference, Hilton Hotel, La Valletta, Malta. October 28-31, 2014.
  • Presentation of Paper Company Law and Redemption of Shares: The case of Steve Wynn vs. Kazuo Okada in the Joint Workshop on Intellectual Property and International Commercial Law, Graduate School of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau. October 27, 2014.
  • Presentation of Paper Rule of Law in Mainland China and in Macau... with “Chinese Characteristics?”. 20th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies – EACS. Braga (University of Minho) and Coimbra (University of Coimbra), Portugal. July, 22-27, 2014. 
  • Gave a special two-day course (3 hours each) titled “Legal Systems, Culture and Negotiation in China: Tradition and Innovation in the Asian Giant” for the students and scholars of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brasil. April 24-25, 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker (opening evening - April 23, 2014) at the I International Seminar of Innovation and Law. Can Innovation Take Place By Maintaining Tradition? The Development of Law, Human Rights, and Legal Interpretation in Mainland China and Macau. Conference at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. April 22-27, 2014.
  • Presentation of Paper “The Use of National Security Laws to Block Undesirables: A Critique of the ‘Parental Type’ of Legal Justification in the Macau SAR, China. 26th World Conference of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR World Congress). Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Contemporary Social Challenges in Complex Societies. UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. July 21-26, 2014.
  • Presentation of Paper “Governing Insiders by Excluding ‘Dangerous’ Outsiders: The Uniqueness of Macau, China, and Its (Politically-Based?) Border Control”. The Asian Conference on Politics, Economics & Law 2013 (ACPEL 2013). Ramada Osaka Hotel, Osaka, Japan. Nov. 21-24, 2013.
  • Chair and Discussant of the Session “Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Context of  HIV/AIDS” in the National Conference of Human Rights – Challenges for the Implementation and Observance of Sexual, Reproductive Rights and HIV/AIDS. Human Rights Center of the Faculty of Law of the University Eduardo Mondlane. Rovuma Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique. Oct. 24-25, 2013.
  • Presentation of Paper “Fundamental Rights Between ‘One country and Two Systems’: The Formal and the Real in the Context of Macau, China”. International Seminar in the Frame of Cooperation Between the University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and the University of Macau (Macau) – The Interaction Between Constitutional Rights and Private Rights. Rovuma Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique. Oct. 22-23, 2013.
  • Presentation of Paper “The European and Chinese Influences on the ‘Post-Colonial’ Legal Interpretation in Macau, China”. 1st LIA (“Laboratório de Interlocuções com a Ásia”) International Colloquium ‘500 Years Portugal – China: Contrasts, Changes and Challenges”. House of Japanese Culture, FFLCH, University of São Paulo (USP). July 26-30, 2013.
  • Presentation on “The Unique Features of Macau’s Legal System” in the “Macau-Malaysia” Roundtable organized by Prof. Rostam Neuwirth in the frame of the Master Program in International Business Law of the FLL, University of Macau (UM). Ho Yin Convention Center, UM. Jan. 26, 2013.
  • Seminar on “Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Legal Realists and the School of Sociological Jurisprudence”, given for the Bachelor of Law in Portuguese of UM in the frame of the course General Theory of Law. 2nd Semester, UM, 2012/2013.
  • Presentation of Paper “Barring Undesirables in the Macau SAR, China: Dangerous Visitors or Dangerous Use of the Legal Norms?”. Also, Chair of the Session “Comparative Administration of Justice in East Asia: Accessibility, Judicial Behavior, and Future Legal Professionals”. 2013 Law and Society Association Annual Conference: Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times. Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA, USA. May 30 to June 02, 2013.
  • Presentation of Paper “Post-Colonial” Legal Interpretation in Macau, China. Between European and Chinese Influences. Also, Discussant of Two Papers in the Session titled “Post-Colonialism and Law in East Asia”. Third East Asian Law & Society Conference: “Building the Asian Socio-Legal Community: Theoretical Visions and Empirical Challenges”. Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. March 22-23, 2013.
  • Special Seminar for the FLL PhD students on “The Legal System and the Judiciary of Brazil”, UM, Dec. 6, 2012.
  • Presentation of Paper “When Do Judges Dissent In Macau? Judicial Dissent in the World’s Gambling Haven”. Also, Discussant of the Four Papers Written and Presented in the Session 2122, titled “Supreme Courts and the Larger Political System”. Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (International Sociological Association - ISA) Joint International Conference. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA/ACDS), the Japanese Association for Sociology of Law (JASL), and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, USA. 2012 International Conference. June 5-8, 2012.
  • Presentation of Paper “‘Why Are Your Children Better than Mine?’: Requests (and Denials) of Macau’s Non-Resident Workers to Have Their Children Living with Them”; Also, Discussant of the Four Papers Written and Presented in the Conference’s Panel 20: “Degrees of Belonging: Citizenship and Migration in Asia”. East Asian Law and Society Association International Conference. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2011.
  • Presentation of Paper “The Cooperation Between China and Brazil: “Understanding the Different or Revealing the Similar?”. China-Brazil: Complementary Cooperation International Symposium. Center for American Studies - Sun Yat-Sen University, Institute of Latin America Studies, China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). School of the Asia-Pacific Studies, Sun-Yat Sen (Zhong Shan) University (中山大学亚太研究院三楼讲演厅), Guangzhou, China. Sept. 23-24, 2011.
  • Presentation of Paper “Public Justification and Legal Reasoning in the “Las Vegas of the East”: The Cases of Non-Resident Workers in Macau, China”. 25th IVR - World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - Law, Science And Technology. Goethe Universitat (University) - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. Aug. 14-20, 2011.
  • Presentation of Paper “Societies Need Dissent.” Does Macau Also Need? Hard cases and Unanimous Decisions: Homogeneity of Thought in the Highest Courts of the Macau SAR, China”. Law and Society 2011 Annual Meeting. Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA. June 2-5, 2011.
  • Presentation of Paper “The Contracts in Special and the Gaming and Betting in the Brazilian Civil Code” (Os Contratos em Especial e o Jogo e a Aposta no Código Civil Brasileiro). Seminar of the Master and Bachelor in Law in Portuguese Language Programs (Seminário de Mestrado e Licenciatura em Direito em Língua Portuguesa). Second Seminar on Gaming and the Contracts in Special (Segundo Seminário sobre a Exploração dos Jogos de Fortuna ou Azar e os Contratos em Especial). Center of Legal Studies of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (Centro de Estudos Jurídicos da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau). University of Macau, Ho Yin Conventions Center (HG01), University of Macau, Macau SAR. May 6, 2011.
  • Seminar “Resolution of Conflicts and an Overview of the Legal and Judicial Systems of China” (Resolução de Conflitos e Panorama dos Sistemas Legislativos e Judiciários da China). Seminar at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) - Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 25, 2010.
  • Seminar “State and Legal Systems in China: One Country, Two Systems (The Experience of Macau and Hong Kong)”. (Estado e Sistemas Jurídicos na China: Um País, Dois Sistemas (a experiência de Macau e Hong Kong))”. Seminar at the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2010.
  • Seminar for the Federal Judges of Brazil at the School of Federal Magistrates (EMARF), within the “Brazil-China Encounters", together with the Vice-President of the Beijing Supreme Court, Mr. Xiao Long. Title of the seminar: “Separation of Powers and Independence of the Judiciary in China: Peculiarities From the Other Side of the Globe” (Separação de Poderes e Independência do Judiciário na China). EMARF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 19, 2010.
  • Seminar “Law, Culture and Business: Peculiarities of China”. (Direito, Cultura e Negócios: Peculiaridades da China). Seminar at CESUSC ("Complexo de Ensino Superior de Santa Catarina"). Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2010.
  • Presentation of Paper “Does Law Rule? The ‘Good-Application-of-Law Vocation’ Slogan and the reasoning by the Court of Final Appeal of Macau”. Law and Society 2010 Annual Meeting. Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. May 27-30, 2010.
  • Open Seminar for the Master Course Program in the Law in Portuguese Language Master Program. “Theory of Contracts and the Regulation of Special Contracts in the Civil Code of Brazil and on the Gaming and Betting legal framework of Brazil. Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau SAR, May 11, 2010.
  • Seminar “The Decision Making-Process and the Ideas of Oliver Holmes” for the Course of Philosophy of Law of the Bachelor in Law in Portuguese Language Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau SAR, April 6, 2010.
  • Presentation of Paper: “Reasoning of Judicial Decisions and Legal Education in the Macau SAR: New Models, New Demands”. Inaugural East Asian Law and Society Conference. Changing Socio-Legal Landscapes in East Asia; Common Trends and Local Variations. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Feb. 5-6, 2010.
  • Seminar “Interpreting Law Where East Meets West: The Role of the Court of Final Appeal of Macau, China”, given at the Law School of the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 18, 2009.
  • Presentation at the Bachelor Seminar Series for Law in Portuguese Language of 2009/10 (Issues on General Theory of Law). “Decision-making process and justification of judicial decisions” (Processo Decisório e Fundamentação de Decisões Judiciais). Sept. 14, 2009. The other speakers in the session were Professors José de Sousa e Brito, José Manuel Aroso Linhares, and Luís Duarte de Almeida.
  • Presentation of paper “Legal Argumentation in the Interpretive Work of the Court of Final Appeal of Macau”. 丹尼斯•德•卡斯特罗•哈里斯:澳门终审法院解释工作中的法律论证. The 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Beijing, organized by the China Law Society and the IVR International Committee. Sept. 15 to 20, 2009.
  • Presentation of paper “Global Legal Studies in Action”: The Relevance of Comparative Law in the Court of Final Appeal of Macau”. 行动中的全球法律研究”:澳门终审法院中比较法的相关性. The 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Beijing, organized by the China Law Society and the IVR International Committee. Sept. 15 to 20, 2009.
  • Presentation of paper “Constitutions in ‘Action’: Comparative Approaches. International Conference. The Comparison of Constitutional Law. Asian – European Dialogue. Eurasia Pacific Net. Organized by The City University of Hong Kong, University of Vienna, and University of Macau. University of Macau, Macau SAR. Nov. 25-26, 2008.
  • Open Lecture “How to Win a Debate Even If You Are Wrong”. Open Lecture at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. June 12, 2007, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
  • Open Lecture “Different Cultures and Business: Solution of Controversies”. Open Lecture at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Dec. 5, 2006 Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Contact Details

Faculty of Law (FLL)
University of Macau, E32,
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China.

Room: 2031
Telephone: 88224071

E-mail address: dhalis@umac.mo