The Ordem Dos Advogados Do Brazil and the Politics of Regulation of Legal Profession in Brazil

8º Encontro da Associação Brasileira de Ciências Políticas, 2012

20 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014

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Frederico Almeida

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo

Paulo André Nassar

Universidade Federal do Pará; Fundação Getulio Vargas

Date Written: August 1, 2012

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to identify and analyze the politics of regulation of the legal profession made by the "Bar Association" of Brazil (OAB) at the recent transformations of law in the country, considering the historical position of OAB between the state and civil society. The expansion of legal education, the opening of the economy and changes in patterns of organizational offices intensified social and economic stratification of the profession and brought new pressures on the regulation carried out by the OAB on issues that include commercial nature of law; hierarchical relationships between lawyers in large firms; the activities of foreign firms; the list of permitted practices by the Bar Association, among others. The analysis will seek to reconstruct specific and recent conflicts over the regulation of advocacy for OAB, identifying political processes, actors and relevant social relations.

Keywords: legal profession, lawyering in emerging economies, foreign law firms

Suggested Citation

Almeida, Frederico and Nassar, Paulo André, The Ordem Dos Advogados Do Brazil and the Politics of Regulation of Legal Profession in Brazil (August 1, 2012). 8º Encontro da Associação Brasileira de Ciências Políticas, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2523646

Frederico Almeida

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo ( email )

Brazil

Paulo André Nassar (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal do Pará ( email )

IFCH/PPGCS Rua Augusto Corrêa, 1 Guamá
Belém, Pará (Amazonia) 66075-110
Brazil

Fundação Getulio Vargas ( email )

R. Rocha, 233, Bela Vista
São Paulo, 01330-000
Brazil

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