Ricardo Tosto on the University of Sao Paulo Law School’s History

The University of Sao Paulo Law School is one of Brazil two oldest law schools, the other being Recife Law School, located in Recife, a city in the northeast of the country. The school was founded by imperial edict in 1827, five years following Brazil’s proclamation of independence.

Originally known as the Academy of Law of Sao Paulo, the official name, Faculty of Law of Sao Paulo, was adopted in 1854. The law school has had a central place in the history of Brazilian law politics, from the abolitionist movement to the campaign for direct elections in the 1960’s and 70’s. The law school boasts the most graduates among Supreme Court justices, with the law school in Recife in second place. Fourteen Brazilian presidents have been graduates of the law school, including the first civilian president, Prudente de Morais.

Ricardo Tosto earned his bachelor’s degree in law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, one of Sao Paulo’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Upon graduating, Ricardo Tosto embarked on an impressive legal career which has included pioneering a new approach dispute resolution in Brazil. In addition to his expertise in dispute resolution and civil litigation, Ricardo Tosto practices in several other areas, including electoral and labor law.

Although his passion is unquestionably Brazilian law, Ricardo Tosto is also a highly regarded speaker and writer. He is a published historian, having written a tome on Brazilian legal history. Ricardo Tosto believes that the unwavering support of his family, friends, and colleagues have been the key to his continuing success to learn more: https://twitter.com/ricardotosto01?lang=pt click here.

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