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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems$
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Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098510

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001

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Implications of Legal Globalisation for Brazilian Legal Practice

Implications of Legal Globalisation for Brazilian Legal Practice

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(p.274) (p.275) 13 Implications of Legal Globalisation for Brazilian Legal Practice
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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems
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Celina Frade

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0013

This chapter analyzes the implications of legal globalization in the context of Brazil, a Portuguese-speaking and civil law country, but one which is fully integrated into the global economy. It emphasizes the adjustments that need to be made to comply with the latest requirements for becoming “legally global” through the enactment of the Brazilian Arbitration Law and the implications this has on national legal practice, culture, discourse, and education. The chapter points out how national legal discourse tends to display a new texturing of meanings to reflect the “generalized tensions between international practices and local traditions,” while at the same time legal education and professional training calls for a new perspective for training “international lawyers” to achieve “core international legal competence.”

Keywords:   Brazil, Portuguese, arbitration law, legal discourse, legal competence, global economy

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