Brazil is a country of lawyers. A survey conducted by the national council of justice put the country third in the world regarding the number of law agents in countries around the world. Only India and the United States had more lawyers than Brazil. There is one clear reason for this: Brazil has more law schools than the rest of the world put together. While there are 1100 graduation courses in law in the remainder of the world, Brazil has 1210. This high number of law schools is the main reason Brazil has an enormous number of lawyers. Currently, the number of litigators approved by the Brazilian Bar examination exceeds one million. However, some statistics suggest that this figure is more than three million if the Brazilian Bar passed all the students who have taken law in the country. The ministry of education in Brazil conducts inspections to ensure law schools meet the necessary requirements of law in the country and boost the number of students approved to practice law in the country. Some of the best Brazilian law school include the Federal University of Minas Gerais in the City of Mineas Gerais, Law School of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
One of the most renowned lawyers in Brazil is Ricardo Tosto. Tosto graduated from the University of Presbiteriana Mackenzie. He is a prominent member of the Brazilian Bar Association and the Law Firms and Partnerships Research Centre. Ricardo Tosto has more than two decades of experience in business law and is the founding partner of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. Tosto is a specialist in Civil and commercial litigation. He is also one of the founding members of the Brazilian Institute for Electoral and Party Law Research. His expertise includes international law, corporate restructuring, electoral legislation and credit recovery.
Ricardo Tosto has vast experience in leadership too. He was also at the helm of São Paulo OAB Commission for Modernization of the Judiciary. Apart from practicing law, Tosto is a successful author. He has published several articles in several popular journals in Brazil. Mr. Tosto co-authored O Processo de Tiradentes. He also delivers speeches related to law in several conferences around the world.