The undergraduate law course is committed to training legal leaders capable of working to strengthen democracy and for the development of Brazil.
Student's training is divided into two stages. The initial comprises the first five periods, when the student follows compulsory full-time subjects set by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and recommended by the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB). The second, which starts in the sixth period, is called the specialization cycle. At this stage, students are free to create their own curriculum with elective subjects, taking part-time courses in conjunction with an internship.
Partnerships and internships
Students benefit from exclusive agreements with public organizations, representative entities and international institutions, providing opportunities to intern in large companies and public bodies. In addition, students have access to exchange programs at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, the Sorbonne, Coimbra, among others, in more than 20 countries.
ENEM (National High School Exam) and International Exams
As well as entrance exam results, FGV also assesses candidates based on ENEM scores provided by the Ministry of Education’s National Institute for Educational Research (INEP), and international exams such as Abitur, BAC and IB.
Created in 2002, the Rio de Janeiro Law School (FGV Direito Rio) was conceived with the challenge of transforming the teaching, production and application of Law in Brazil. Its main purpose is to contribute to the formation of leaders to think about Brazil in the long term and, therefore, it is constantly committed to innovation.
A benchmark in teaching and research in law, the school aims to provide academic and executive training for professionals to develop careers in the public and private sectors. The school is also a pioneer, having created the first Masters and Doctorate in Regulatory Law in the country. The school works on multiple fronts, such as undergraduate, graduate and executive education.
- Maximum score in the last Brazilian Ministry of Education’s General Course Index (IGC)
- Top score in the Ministry of Education's assessment.
Top score and 1st place among all law schools in Brazil in the National Student Performance Examination (ENADE 2018).
1st place overall in Brazil in the XXIX Exam of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) & Certified by the ‘OAB Recommends’ in all of its editions.