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Each year, our School welcomes a new class composed of 100 undergraduate students (two classes with 50 students each), selected in a highly competitive admission process, to a five-year duration programme at the end of which the degree of Bachelor of Laws is awarded. Unlike almost all other Law Schools in Brazil, the undergraduate programme requires full-time dedication from the students from the first to the fourth semester, becoming part-time from the fifth semester on, to allow the students time for extracurricular research, outreach activities and internships.

 

Our curriculum covers not only all classical fields of the Civil Law, such as Constitutional Law, Procedural Law, Criminal Law, Law of Obligations, Property Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Labor Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, International Law, Conflict of Laws, but also includes courses on more specific areas, such as Regional Economic Integration, Consumer Relations, Competition (Antitrust), Health Law, Sports, Human Rights, and others designed to give the students a critical and/or interdisciplinary point of view about the legal problems such as Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Theory, Accountancy, Economics and Mathematics.

 

The School is composed of tenure-track professors, all of them PhD holders, of whom about 70% are full-time. Our small-sized classes allows for greater proximity between professors and students, increasing the opportunities for intellectual interchange in a vibrant academic community.

 

The Library has a collection of significant books and periodicals and is being developed with a view to accumulate the best and most representative production both from Brazilian and foreign legal scholars. The major electronic databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, JSTOR and Heinonline, are freely accessible in the School computer network and, through interlibrary loan, professors and students have quick and easy access to the catalogue of all libraries of the University of São Paulo.

 

Our first Graduate Programme (Master´s) started in August, 2014. The Graduate Programme offers studies in the following area: Development in the Democratic State of Law. It contains two lines of research: Development, Democracy and Institutions; Juridical Rationality and Fundamental Rights in the formation of the Democratic State of Law.

 

We also offer 5 different lato sensu Graduate programs, Tax Law, Civil Procedural Law, Labor Law and Labor Procedure, LLM – Civil Law and LLM – Human Rights.

 

Our Law School provides modern facilities, including wireless internet, fully-equipped classrooms, library, an amphitheatre, and an auditorium.

More Information

Claudia Sarkis Rezende
Phone: +55 16 3315-0112
Email: international.lawrp@usp.br