Ranked first in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Law School reached a pass rate of 74.29% – 26 out of 35 students passed the Exam. With these results, the Law School now ranks 3rd in the state of Rio de Janeiro and 13th across the country.

Fundação Getulio Vargas scores a double home run. The Rio de Janeiro (Direito Rio) and São Paulo Law School (Direito SP) respectively ranked first and second among all private Brazilian institutions in the 18th Brazilian Bar Association Exam, held between November 2015 (first stage) and January 2016 (second stage).

Ranked first in Brazil, Direito Rio reached a pass rate of 74.29% – 26 out of 35 students passed the Exam. With these results, the Law School now ranks 3rd in the state of Rio de Janeiro and 13th across the country.

“Such great performance at the Bar exam shows that the School’s innovative approach did not hinder student´s ability to strategically adapt to traditional evaluation methods,” said the coordinator of Direito Rio’s Center for Legal Practice, Professor André Mendes.

The São Paulo Law School also secured a high pass rate. Seven out of a total of eleven students passed the Exam – a track record of 63.64%. In addition to ranking 2nd across Brazil, the School now also ranks 4th in the state of São Paulo.

"This result is the recognition by another indicator, which shows the quality of the course. And that adds up to other equally important things such as innovation in methodology and employability. This is confirmation of our performance in the bar exams, which indicates excellence in the training of our students," says graduate engineer of São Paulo Law School, Professor Roberto Dias.

According to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), a total of 136,000 applicants took the 18th Bar Exam and 28,963 passed. This represents a pass rate of only 21.14%.

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