August 2016

Postgraduate studies in Latin America - Uruguay's slow down - Rio's Olympics - Associate view Reforms in Chile


Deciding whether to obtain a postgraduate legal qualification is an important decision for any aspiring lawyer. Factor in the choice between local and international law schools and finding the course that’s most likely to ensure a prosperous career and it becomes a fairly daunting prospect. In this edition, Latin Lawyer presents the most popular law schools in Latin America, according to our readers, and hears from associates why sometimes staying at home to study is best.

This issue marks the beginning of a new series of articles in which we interview associates to hear their views on the practice of law, beginning with a Mexican lawyer who talks about the high level of commitment required for a career in one of the country’s busiest firms.

We look to Montevideo, where the economic downturn has put a dampener on law firm growth, and ask managing partners how they are adjusting to the new reality. We also consider a raft of new legislation in Chile that promises new opportunities for the country’s lawyers.

Finally, as Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Games begin – amid a level of controversy that is high even by Olympic standards – lawyers explain what the city got right when drawing up the legal framework.