Faculty of Law of Recife

The Recife Law School, now called Law School, Federal University of Pernambuco (formerly in Portuguese Faculdade de Direito do Recife and now Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), is a law school in the city of Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.

HistoryEdit

 
The building of the Law School of the Federal University of Pernambuco.

It is one of the first superior education centres created in Brazil; it was created (together with the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo) on August 11, 1827, by an imperial law of Dom Pedro I, of Brazil. It was first located in the city of Olinda but since 1854 it moved to Recife. Since 1912 it is located in its own palace at the square Dr. Adolfo Cirne downtown in Recife.

Since its beginning the Recife Law School was important not only for graduating bachelors in law but also for being a centre of excellence in philosophy and humans sciences. It is one of the most important superior education centres in Brazil.

Between 1860 and 1960 a social, philosophic, intellectual movement known as "Escola do Recife" (The Recife's school) influenced the positivist philosophy and its understanding. Many of the most remarkable Brazilian politicians, poets, sociologists and lawyers studied there such as Tobias Barreto, Teixeira de Freitas, Assis Chateaubriand, Rio Branco, Nilo Peçanha, Eusébio de Queirós, Epitácio Pessoa, Castro Alves, Sílvio Romero, João Pessoa, Clóvis Beviláqua, Capistrano de Abreu, Graça Aranha, Araripe Júnior, Pontes de Miranda, Barbosa Lima Sobrinho, José Lins do Rego, Paulo Freire, Ariano Suassuna, Zacarias de Góis e Vasconcelos, Rosa e Silva, Sinimbu, Paranaguá, João Alfredo, José Linhares, and Câmara Cascudo.

It graduation course has around 970 students and has the excellency award from the OAB - Ordem do Advogados do Brasil (Order of the lawyers of Brazil). The Recife Law School has one of the most important juridical library in Brazil, with more than 100,000 books, many of them rare.

BibliographyEdit

  • BEVILAQUA, Clóvis - História da Faculdade de Direito do Recife. 2. ed. Brasília: INL; Conselho Federal de Cultura, 1977.
  • FRANCA, Rubem - Monumentos do Recife. Recife: Governo de Pernambuco, SEC, 1977. p. 175.
  • PARAÍSO, Rostand Carneiro Leão - A casa de Octávio de Freitas: memória apresentada à Academia Pernambucana de Letras, 1977.
  • PINTO FERREIRA, Luís - História da Faculdade de Direito do Recife. Recife: UFPE, Ed. Universitária, 1980.