Zélia Pinheiro

LLM Academic Advisor

Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-8709
  • Office: Room 450, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Zélia Pinheiro is responsible for academic counseling and advising for LLM students. She also counsels LLM students on bar exam eligibility requirements.

Ms. Pinheiro holds a law degree from the most recognized Portuguese law school and started her professional career as a reporter and editor for a national newspaper. After ten years as a journalist, she opted for a legal career and was part of the legal consulting team at the Portuguese National Road Administration, before transitioning to private practice. She also taught Water Resources Law at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and joined the board of a nongovernmental organization on land-use planning and construction law, prior to moving to the US in 2015.