História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
GRIJO, Luiz Alberto. When the Private has a Public interest: the foundation and the institutional trajectory of the Faculdade de Direito de Porto Alegre (1900-1937). História [online]. 2009, vol.28, n.2, pp. 303-338. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742009000200011.
The present article approaches the institutional trajectory of the Faculdade de Direito de Porto Alegre (Porto Alegre Law School), since its foundation in 1900 up to 1937. First are analyzed its directors, then the relationships between the School and federal laws and, finally, its patrimonial evolution. Unlike some works sustain, it can be affirmed that without the support of public administrations, especially by financial and patrimonial resources, it would have been impossible the creation and the maintenance of the institution. The existence of the school, initially a private one, therefore, was always attached to the support of political leaderships from the hegemonic political faction in the Brazilian's state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Keywords : Juridical education in Rio Grande do Sul; Juridical education in Brazil; Porto Alegre Law School; Law Schools in Brazil; Juridical and political formation.