The University of Buenos Aires was established in 1821 , but legal teaching started in 1814 in the Academy on Jurisprudence, which became the Law School in 1874. Argentina's legal education system is mainly public-nearly thirty institutions-even though there are more than fifty private institutions awarding law degrees. The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is a major Argentinean law school in part because of its large student population and in part because of the leverage it exercises in law practice in the country because of its graduates. In fact, UBA Law School graduates include fifteen presidents of the country and five current members of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Monica Pinto & Alejandro Gomez, A Comment on Argentina's University of Buenos Aires Law School (Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires), 29 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 105 (2010).