Glauce Santesso Coelho, an LLM student from São Paulo, Brazil, has earned the "Outstanding LLM Student of the Year" for 2010. The award is presented on an annual basis to the student with the highest grade point average in the LLM program.
Ms. Coelho, a graduate from the prestigious Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, is a licensed member of the Brazilian Bar. Her professional career began at two of the most well-known and well-respected law firms in Brazil, Demarest & Almeida and Mattos Filho Advogados. At these firms she gained knowledge and expertise about civil and business law.
In 2008, Ms. Coelho moved to the U.S. with her husband, Eber Coelho, to pursue an international career. In August 2008 she began her studies at the Sturm College of Law where she has gained significant expertise in the key areas of environmental and natural resources law and policy.
Don Smith, Director of the LLM program said, "Glauce Santesso Coelho is one of the finest LLM students ever to study in the University of Denver graduate program. It has been a pleasure for all of us at the law school to have her as a student and soon as a graduate of the program. Ms. Coelho has a very promising career ahead of her. She will be a leader in Brazil as her home country becomes one of the most important and influential economic powers in the world."