Law and Order in Brazil

When one pictures law in other countries, they know it will be different in some way, shape, or form. No matter where someone lives, the perception of law somewhere other than their homeland can be thought of however that person wants to think of it. From an American point of view, one will see what the law is like in Brazil.
Brazilian law gets its origins from Portuguese civil law and Roman-Germanic legal tradition. From reading, Brazil is somewhat similar to American law as far as the set up goes. They have 3 branches and an elected president, like the United States. The Judiciary branch in Brazil is separated into two parts, federal and state. The type of case would determine the judge that one receives. The President is the head of the Executive branch, which is identical to America as well. Having a country compare so closely to the United States is a bit surprising. In Brazil, Law is one of the biggest studies in that country. It possesses a law school in each state, with almost 200,000 law students. This measure from 2007 beats the United States, which only had 180 law schools at the time. By 2010, the state of Sao Paulo had the largest amount of lawyers out of all the states in Brazil, almost 250, 000, which is about one-third of the Lawyers in the whole country.
The most successful of these thousands of lawyers is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carlvaho. This lawyer has many titles under his belt. He specializes in mostly banking cases and cases involving currency, as well as others. Ricardo Tosto started out like many other lawyers, at smaller law firms before he gained popularity. He went on the work with nationally known cases and became so successful that he was able to start his own law firm.
Ricardo Tosto has produced many articles in newspapers and magazines, given lectures and is even a co-author of the book O Processo de Tiradentes. He pioneered many legal mechanisms, which are greatly used today in Brazilian Law. He also mentored most of his current partners while they were interns at the firm. Ricardo oversees the most important cases that come to the firm and he provides different strategies to his clients. Law is a big business in Brazil and from what their law schools have produced, it is easy to prosper as a lawyer in that country.