The Undergraduate Program in Law

Each year, our school welcomes a new class of 100 undergraduate students, selected through a highly competitive admissions process, to a 5-year long program, at the end of which the Bachelor’s degree is conceded. Different to almost every law school in Brazil, the undergraduate program demands full-time dedication from the first to fourth semester, becoming part-time from the fifth semester onwards. This allows students to dedicate to extracurricular research, extension activities and internships.


Our curriculum encompasses not only classic Civil Law fields, such as Constitutional Law, Procedural Law, Criminal Law, Law of Obligations, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Labour Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, International Law, Conflicts in Law, but also includes courses on more specific areas, such as regional economic integration, Consumption Relations, Competitiveness (Antitrust Law), Health Law, Sports, Human Rights and other subject areas to provide students with a critical and/or interdisciplinary point of view on legal issues, such as Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Theory, Accounting, Economy and Maths.


The School’s faculty is made up of 39 professors, all of which hold doctorates and about 70% of them are full-time professors. Our small classrooms allow for greater student-professor interaction, increasing opportunities for intellectual exchange in the academic community.


The Library offers a collection of important books and journals and one of our goals is to gather high quality and representative pieces both from Brazilian and foreign jurists. The main databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, JSTOR and HeinOnline, are open-access in the School’s computer network and, through loans between libraries, professors and students have quick and easy access to every University of São Paulo library’s catalogue.


The admissions process for our first class in the Graduate Program (for the Master’s Degree) began in February 2014, and the course began in August 2014. The Graduate Program offers studies in Development in the Democratic State of Law, which encompasses two research fronts: Development, Democracy and Institutions; Legal Rationality and Fundamental Rights in the formation of the Democratic State of Law.

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