The oldest institution of its kind in Brazil, alongside the Law School of Recife, owes its origins to an imperial decree signed in 1827. The original building, in a Baroque style, was inaugurated on September 17, 1647.
In the 1930s, the construction of the new building on the grounds of the old Convent of São Francisco, known as the “Historical Building,” was initiated and completed in 1941. Ricardo Severo was the architect responsible for the neocolonial-style project, which incorporated elements of Luso-Brazilian Baroque into modern architecture, blending the tradition of the old convent with the cultural aspects of the country.
From the outset, the Law School belonged to the central government, transitioning from a monarchy to a republic. In August 1934, the Faculty was incorporated into the University of São Paulo under Getúlio Vargas.
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