It’s no secret that lawyers are among the highest paid professionals in Brazil. There are certain prerequisites needed for one to enroll in a law school in the South American nation. The intense training takes close to six years to complete. To step foot inside the university, one has to have passed their high school examination. In Brazil, the prospective lawyers get subjected to an additional test known as the Vestibular.
Passing the Vestibular
Whether it’s a public or a private university, the rules are the same. The learning institutions have to get the authorization and the accreditation of the National Commission on Legal Education of the OAB Federal Council. Another yet significant regulatory body is the Federal Ministry of Education (MEC). Upon graduation, one goes for their internship.
The Brazilian Bar Association abbreviated as OAB gives students a chance to take the exam three times a year. Students are expected to get a pass mark of at least 60%. The bar exam is structured into two-steps. One part MCQ and the other essay.
Brazilian Law Vs US Law
It is important to note that the Brazilian legal system is different from the U.S legal system. The main difference lies in the fact that the system in Brazil borrows heavily from that of the Portuguese. That is in stark contrast, to the US system which company past legal precedence from local rulings.
Another notable difference is that in Brazil, the judges take charge of the litigation proceedings. The presiding judges are responsible for all investigations and cross-examining the witnesses.In the States, however, those tasks are handled by the lawyers.
About Ricardo Tosto
Mr. Tosto’s main area of expertise lies in corporate litigation law. Ricardo is a self-made man. He started his career in a small shack of an office and then worked his way up to building the biggest law firm in his nation. His career has seen him defend and represent clients from all corners of the globe.
His legal enterprise is renowned for offering pro bono services for non-profit organizations and other notable courses as well. Mr. Tosto has won numerous awards and accolades for his milestone achievements and contribution to the legal world.