Law is a lucrative career in Brazil. The number of students in university studying law is staggering. In fact there are more law schools in Brazil than USA. It takes one 5 years to get a law degree and another one year to be admitted to the bar. Without being admitted to the bar, one cannot practice law legally. Upon graduation and ascension to the bar, one can practice law or choose to be a magistrate or arbiter. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho chose to open a law firm.
Court System in Brazil
In order to dispense legal matters well and expeditiously, Brazil is divided into judicial districts. These judicial districts are further subdivided into municipalities. The ‘judicial district trial courts’ are presided over by a judge. In both ‘civil and criminal cases’ the judge makes decisions without the aid of a jury. The jury comes in when it’s a murder trial. These are all first instance courts and therefore appealing the decisions made here can be done in courts of second instance.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho practices commercial and business law. His practice is also engaged in credit restructuring, business crime and debt cases. Although his is an inclination to cases in the business world, he is also a seasoned civil and electoral litigator. Being LeiteTosto e Barros Advogados lead partner, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho handles the major political cases.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has worked in human resources as well as legal management for GrupoRede. He was the group’s advisor in these matters. At OAB/SP, Ricardo served as president of a judicial reform committee. The committee’s mandate also included modernization of the judiciary. Ricardo is an International Bar Association (IBM) member. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho also has an ‘Institute for Management Development (IMD) membership. He is also a ‘center for lawyer societies’ (CESA) member. At the ‘Institute for Election Law and Political Party Studies (IBEDEP) he enjoys membership as a founder.
Comparative law, in other words, can be translated into being an in-depth comparison of legal systems in different countries. Through this, we get both the similarities and differences in specific countries. Over the years it has been useful to bring an understanding of diverse cultures and their operations. It studies different legal systems of the various countries.
One internationally known figure for the comparative law is Sujit Choudhry who is currently a Law Professor at Berkeley –School of Law at University of California. He deals with politics and constitutional law. He is a visionary man, and one of his greatest achievements is having written over 90 articles and reports. Professor Choudhry was born in the year 1970.
Sujit Choudhry attended Oxford University where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Law. Further on, he went to the University of Toronto and did a Bachelor of Law. He then proceeded to do his Masters of Law at Harvard Law School. His education clearly shows his qualification as an expert in Law-related issues.
He has had vast experience over the years with his commencement being a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. He started his lecturing after that where he was the Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He then advanced to being the Associate Professor of Law at the same University for six years. More to that, he became the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University. After that, he became a Professor of Law at California University where he is up to date.
Center for Constitutional Transitions
2012 was a crucial year for him because that is when he founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions which runs up to date. This center’s aims to source information regarding constitution building where it brings together professionals from all over. The experts come up with a fact-based research that helps in decision making. See indiawest.com for additional reading.
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Professor Sujit has been closely related to the United Nations. He has constantly been an advisor to the World Bank Institute. He says that one way he makes sure he is current with information in his expertise is by reading online articles. It is a sure way of being on par with the evolving issues around the globe. More of Sujit on sujitchoudhry.com.
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