Claudia is an expert in the fields of Consumer Law, Private Law and both Private and Public International Law. Having earned her Bachelor of Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, she went on to study a Masters of Law at the University of Tübingen and a PhD. summa cum laude at the University of Heidelberg. Currently titular professor and coordinator of the post graduate Law Program of the Law School of UFRGS, Claudia holds a number of positions on national and international legal and consumer protection bodies. She has written and lectured extensively on private law, on conflicts of laws, over-indebtedness and consumer law issues and has published articles in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, UK and USA.