Brazil is the third country in the world with the highest number of lawyers. Law schools in the country offer 1,240 undergraduate and postgraduate law courses according to a 2010 report compiled by the Brazilian National Council of Justice. Only 800,000 law graduates passed the Brazilian Bar Examination. According to the report, if all Brazilian law graduates passed the examination, the country would have more than 3 million law practitioners.
The Ministry of Education (MEC) supervises law courses in Brazil. On the other hand, the Commission of Educational Specialist visits schools with unsatisfactory results and recommends effective educational strategies to promote improvements. The MEC ensures that if a school records improvements, the course in which students under performed is evaluated and appropriate measures implemented. In 2013, Folha de São Paulo University Rank selected the best ten law schools in Brazil, and the Federal University of Minas Gerais took the first position. Law School of São Paulo and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul took the second and third places respectively.
About Ricardo Tosto Carvalho
Ricardo is one of the brilliant law strategists and leaders in Brazil. He attended the Mackenzie University and graduated with a law degree. He also enrolled in Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) to study business administration. He is the managing partner of Leite Tosto e Barros, a highly ranking Brazilian law firm. As the managing partner, he directly supervises the company’s strategic planning solutions. The company’s law practitioners offer business law advisory and legal support services to diverse clients. The company also excels in judicial litigation, administrative litigation, arbitration practices as well as conflict resolution services.
Headquartered in São Paulo, Leite Tosto e Barros has other satellite offices in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo trained several associates who work for renowned Brazilian law firms when they worked at his company as interns. His expertise lies in commercial litigation. Throughout his law career, he represented multinational companies and public personalities in critically acclaimed cases. He also provided legal help to Brazilian multinationals, corporations, and politicians. He was instrumental in the implementation of many legal frameworks that currently govern the Brazilian law sector.