With over 1,200 law courses and 3 million licensed and unlicensed lawyers, Brazil ranks at the third position in the list of countries with the highest number of lawyers. The Brazilian National Council of Justice reported that only 800,000 lawyers gained admission to the Brazilian Bar. One can only be a licensed lawyer in Brazil after earning an LLB and gaining admission to the Brazilian Bar. To enroll in any legal course in the country, people seat for the vestibular exams. These exams are just like the law school entry exams in other countries.
All exams offered by Brazilian law schools comply with the regulations of the National Council of Education. The schools also emphasize on practical education to supplement on the professional education that a person obtained. This means that law students must undertake internships at recognized law firms. The Brazilian Bar exams offer potential lawyers a chance to specialize in one branch of law.
The Brazilian Legal Framework
The Brazilian legal framework is quite similar to the Portuguese legal framework regarding structure. This similarly was as a result of the colonial affiliations between Brazil, the colony, and the Portuguese, colonizers, in the past. Brazil’s civil code also had a resemblance to other countries like Germany and French. Today, the country’s civil code has similarities to the Italian civil code.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s Education and Career Background
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is among the brilliant Brazilian lawyers who are on a mission to revolutionize the Brazilian legal sector. He uses his position (managing partner) at LeiteTosto e Barros to offer high-quality litigation assistance to clients. His firm has its head office in São Paulo and other satellite offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s firm handles litigation cases ranging from administrative litigation to judicial litigation. To watch video click here.
Besides attending FAAP for his business administration degree, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho also earned his LLB from McKenzie University. He is competent in commercial litigation and is an active contributor to the drafting processes of several Brazilian legal statutes. Ricardo has an impressive track record of settling complex litigation battles. Clients that he represents include celebrities, politicians and Brazilian multinationals.