FGV Law schools receive “Brazilian Bar Association Recommends” certification for fourth consecutive time
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo Law School and Rio de Janeiro Law School have received “Brazilian Bar Association Recommends” certification for the fourth consecutive time. This certification is awarded to law schools that stand out for the proficiency of their students.
FGV’s Law schools have received this certification every time it has been awarded since 2010. In the last six Brazilian Bar Association exams, FGV Sao Paulo Law School students had the highest pass rate out of all private higher education institutions in the state of Sao Paulo, while the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School had the highest pass rate in Brazil, according to data reported by newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.
Professor Sérgio Guerra, the dean of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School, says that this certification reflects the combination of a distinctive methodology and competent professors. “Receiving this certification for the fourth consecutive time demonstrates the correct alignment of the differentiated teaching methods practiced by our school and the ability of our students to pass this exam, which is well known to be hard and is designed to ensure a high level of knowledge,” he says.
This certification was created to recognize institutions that provide a high level of education, in light of the proliferation of law courses in Brazil, of which there are now 1,896, offering 361,848 places every year. When deciding which institutions to grant its certification to, the Brazilian Bar Association gives a 20% weighting to the results of the National Student Performance Exam (ENADE) and an 80% weighting to the results of recent Brazilian Bar Association exams.
“This is further recognition of the excellence of the education offered by the FGV Sao Paulo Law School. It also shows our students’ hard work in preparing for the Brazilian Bar Association exam,” says Professor Roberto Dias, the coordinator of undergraduate studies at the FGV Sao Paulo Law School.
Professor André Mendes, the coordinator of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Nucleus for Legal Practice, highlights the school’s commitment to educating outstanding professionals.
“It’s an honor to receive the “Brazilian Bar Association Recommends” certification for the fourth time. This reflects our school’s commitment to excellent performance in the
Brazilian Bar Association exam and National Student Performance Exam,” he says.
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