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Why Study Law in Catholic Porto?

Created in 1978, the degree course in Law was the first to be offered in Porto. Gradually, it has gained national and international prestige, not only by its teachers and students, but also by its initiatives and excellent facilities.

Today, the law degree course offers broadband training and allows students to opt for various career paths.

At the same time, the creation of distinct options at the end of the course guides the student to various specialized branches of legal science. The course motivates the student to learn, to think well, creating true legal minds and not just technical interpreters limited to a rigid knowledge of the law.

The objective of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic Porto is, in fact, to conjugate the fundamental theory with a practical application of the law.
• Tradition and Modernity - Faithful to its tradition of rigor and excellence, the Faculty of Law of Catholic Porto is strongly committed to innovation and modernity.
• Teachers - For over thirty years, we have formed a solid body of teachers, trained internationally in prestigious universities in Europe and North America.
• Transversal Education - Taking advantage of the fact that we are located on a campus with other Schools, we can guarantee our students a transversal education (including Psychology, Management, Economics, Marketing, Political Science and Bioethics). In addition, we work to develop teamwork skills, fluency in foreign languages, use of information technology, communication skills development, creativity, ability to solve new problems, critical thinking, negotiation and leadership, among other soft skills . Students at the Porto Catholic Law School not only acquire an excellent level of technical education but also learn to be free, responsible and autonomous individuals.
• International Experiences - As part of the attitude of "educating lawyers around the world", we privilege and strongly encourage international mobility among students.
• Practical Approaches - With our commitment to bring together theory and practice, we have law practitioners to teach practical issues and seminars.

Internationalization

The Catholic Porto Law School is an institution of national and international renown.


The aim of the Faculty of Law is to build a school that is open to change, constantly seeking to help its students reach their career goals and committed to providing their teachers and researchers with the best possible conditions for the pursuit of scientific truth.

The Porto Catholic Law School is strongly committed to strengthening internationalization activities, while expanding its network of international partnerships and increasing the number of international students.

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Programs taught in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

This school also offers:

LLB

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School

The Dual Degree Program in Law and Management allows to obtain in 5 years two undergraduate degrees in different but complementary areas: a Degree in Law and a Degree in ... [+]

Presentation and objectivesIt results from the partnership between two schools of excellence: the Catholic Business School of Porto and the Catholic University of Porto .It allows, in 5 years, the conclusion of two degrees: a degree in Law and a degree in Management.It empowers students to practice legal professions and to practice professions related to the management of organizations in the private and public sectors.It is based on two schools that, for decades, have trained professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to respond to the challenges of today's world.

The Dual Degree Program in Law and Management allows to obtain in 5 years two undergraduate degrees in different but complementary areas: a Degree in Law and a Degree in Management. It is a program that results from the partnership between two schools of reference of Catholic Porto: the Faculty of Law and the Catholic Business School Porto.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
5 years
Campus
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School

The Law course is the natural choice for those who wish to dedicate themselves to any of the legal professions, such as advocacy, judicial or prosecutorial magistracy, so ... [+]

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The Law course is the natural choice for those who wish to dedicate themselves to any of the legal professions, such as advocacy, judicial or prosecutorial magistracy, solicitude, registrations and notarization, business consultancy, to mention only those that we jump right into the memory.

A quick observation of reality shows, however, that they are jurists or professionals with legal training in multiple areas of activity. The truth is that the law course gives a training that enables the exercise of many professions, which not only the traditional legal professions.

Prerequisite

The prerequisite for candidates for a degree in law consists in the performance of a written test, with an eliminatory character, which aims to evaluate only the candidate's ability to express himself in Portuguese language, not requiring or evaluating any knowledge, or other branches of knowledge.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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LLM

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School

Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of March 24, establishes that "in university education, the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree should ensure that the student acquire ... [+]

Presentation

Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of March 24, establishes that "in university education, the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree should ensure that the student acquires a specialization of academic nature using the research activity , innovation or the deepening of professional competence "(Article 18 (3)). The Master in Law of Catholic Porto aims to give full effect to this objective.

In addition to students holding a degree in Law, holders of other degrees may be admitted, with the same requirements that are required for candidates from other universities.

Benefiting from the experience gained since the curricular reform started in 2003/2004, four fundamental areas of specialization were initially defined: Private Law, Business and Business Law, Criminal Law, Public and International Law; it was understood that these would be, in modern, the main areas of action of the jurist. The definition of the contents related to each area was done according to the same criterion. The confirmation of the emergence of other areas of specialization led, in the following years, to the creation of the area of Tax Law and the launch of the Master in Law and Management. Shortly afterwards, three more areas of specialization were inaugurated: Administrative Law, Public, International and European Law and Labor Law.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School

In today's challenging and evolving context, the ability to understand the complexity and dynamism of reality requires a multidisciplinary approach. The MSc in Law and Ma ... [+]

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In today's challenging and evolving context, the ability to understand the complexity and dynamism of reality requires a multidisciplinary approach. The MSc in Law and Management provides a clear answer to this market need, offering a unique opportunity to train professionals with solid knowledge in both fields.

This area represents the first incursion of our Faculty in interdisciplinary training at the masters level and aims to train professionals qualified to respond to the needs of an organization in global terms, preparing them not only to identify and propose solutions to the issues of the organization, but also to decide and execute.

It was designed for professionals who work in business or other organizations, as well as for those who wish to practice (or practice effectively) business law or business consulting and, of course, business lawyers.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
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PhD

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School

The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsibl ... [+]

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The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsible construction of legal science in Portugal.

This program is intended for PhD students to acquire:

Competences, aptitudes and methods of investigation in Law;Systematic understanding in the field of legal science;Ability to design, design, adapt and carry out a meaningful investigation respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;Competences to communicate with the scientific community and society in general about a specific area of Law.

Benefiting from the creation of the Center for Studies and Research in Law | CEID - Catholic Research Center for the Future of Law, PhD students can be part of a research unit of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University, which aims to innovate in the teaching of Law and encourage a change in the traditional paradigm of legal research in Portugal , promoting transnational, interdisciplinary and team research, as well as strengthening the relationship between academic knowledge and the needs of society.... [-]

Portugal Porto
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 semesters
Campus
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