Brazil is one of the countries in the world with a large number of learning institutions offering law courses. In 2010, the nation ranked third with the highest number of law professionals in the world. The United States took the first position as India took the second runners up position. This research was conducted by the National Council of Justice.
Law Requirements in Brazil
Enrolling into a law school in Brazil does not qualify one to be a lawyer. One is required to take the Brazilian Bar Examination. 800,000 Brazilian lawyers have sat for and passed this examination. According to the National Council of Justice, two million law graduates have not sat for the bar exams. However, the credibility of some of these courses is doubtable. Most schools have not met the education standards set by the Ministry of Education.
Nonperforming law schools in Brazil are usually inspected by a Commission of Education Specialist. During the inspection, the specialist advises school administrators on ways that they can promote academic improvements. The Brazilian Ministry of Education usually regulates the law program. In 2013, Folha de São Paulo compiled a list of the ten best Brazilian law schools. Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) was ranked the first. Law School of São Paulo (DIREITO GV) and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) held the second and third positions respectively.
Ricardo Tosto’s Academic and Professional Background
Ricardo Tosto is an influential Brazilian lawyer who specializes in litigation law. Tosto began his career as an employee of a Brazilian corporate litigation law firm. Tosto leveraged the experienced gained from the company to launch his law firm. He heads his firm as the managing partner. His daily activities at the company involve offering innovative strategies and overseeing the strategic plan.
Throughout his career, he has appeared in courts, defending celebrities and established companies. Tosto advocated for several legal frameworks that are used in Brazil today. He also mentored most partners of leading Brazilian law firms. These individuals received the mentorship when they were working as interns at his law firm know as Milk, Tosto, e Barros Advogados.