Brazil leads in the number of law schools in the world. In fact, the South American country has more law schools than the rest of the world put together. Only two other countries have more lawyers than Brazil: India and the US. A survey carried out by the national council of justice found out that the country has more than one million accredited lawyers from the 1210 courses offered by the law institutions in the country. Interestingly, this number is about a third of the total number of students who have taken law in the country, according to some surveys. The rest of the students are not accredited. One reason for this may be due to the quality of law degrees offered by some institutions in the country. Strict inspections are carried out by the ministry of education in Brazil to ensure the courses provided meet the standards required. Among the leading law institutions in the country include the Federal University of Minas and the Law School of Sao Paulo.
Ricardo Tosto is one of the most renowned Brazilian lawyers. A graduate of the University of Presbiteriana Mackenzie, he is a top member of the Brazilian Bar Association. Tosto occupies a senior position at the Law Firms and Partnerships Research Centre. He played a pivotal part in the establishment of the Brazilian Institute for Electoral and Party Law Research.
He is a successful author who has published several articles in some of the leading law journals in the Brazil and outside the country. He also co-authored the successful book O Processo de Tiradentes. He shares his immense knowledge and experience with people around the world through lectures and speeches at various conferences.