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Ministerial Decree nº 11863/2009 of 15 May

A3ES Decision


Decision date


A3ES Decision

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor | 8 Semesters | 240 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Mário Júlio de Almeida Costa

Programme sub-director

Dr. Luís Gomes


Mestre Paula Almeida

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
06 Philosophy
09 Geography
11 History
18 Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 240 ECTS


The main aim of the law degree is the training of professionals in different fields of legal sciences. Thus, the law degree works, after their adaptation to Bologna, in full coordination with the ongoing 2nd Cycle in law where students are taught subjects in a number of areas of specialization (Legal Sciences, Legal-economic Sciences and Legal ¿political Sciences) that ensure the student full compliance with the requirements for professional practice in the most noble of areas of law such as, for example, advocacy.
In addition, the degree aims to ensure the acquisition of transversal skills, essential to professional practice (for example, linguistics) and the education of the human and ethical point of view of individuals who, through their future actions, will generally contribute to the development and richness of the society in which they operate.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The main objective is the excellence training of professionals in the various fields of the juridical sciences who are able to work in Portugal and in the entire Lusophone space. Thus, it is natural that the competencies to be developed in the context of this study cycle respond to this central objective, but also seek to reinforce the employability and entrepreneurship potential of the future graduates, namely given the present dynamics of this sector. The present study cycle in Law has the objective of ensuring a comprehensive teaching that prepares the students for the various juridical careers, stimulating at the same time the individual vocations and developing transversal competencies. While the general competencies within the scope of the juridical sciences regarding the analytical and discursive abilities of the future professional are developed in the context of the various curricular units that integrate the study plan, the creation of optional curricular units intends to stimulate the acquisition of competencies at linguistic level, use of computer tools and support to self-employment and entrepreneurship that are relevant factors in future contexts of personal and professional development. The main general competencies to be developed are: heuristic ability to analyse texts and legislative pieces; ability to interpret and write juridical pieces; ability to articulate knowledge and specific Law information and knowledge of other fields, such as Economics; ability to research and interpret information available in electronic databases; ability to orally present and submit information; argumentative and discursive ability; formal competencies to analyse and generalize information.
The objectives defined in terms of training are put into practice through the permanent update and supervision of the teaching and learning processes and their achievement is measured taking into account the school success rates, qualitative assessment of the academic staff by the students, assessment of the professional integration process; demand rate and assessment of the students by the lecturers.

Equipments and venues

Amphitheater, Class Room, Auditorium, Study room, Teachers room, offices, computer lab, Library, Bars and Canteens.
Fixed Projector, Portable Projector (by request), Overhead ( by request),Audio system, Notebook (by request), PC Desktop HP7600 - Pentium D 2.8GHz - RAM 1 Gb - HD 40Gb

Further Studies

The degree of Bachelor allows access to postgraduate studies

Occupacional Profiles

Academic Career;
Registries and Notarial Services;
Public Administration;
Litigation Public and Private Companies;
Diplomatic Service


To develop an active policy aiming at its students¿ professional integration is one of the objectives of this study cycle. Thus, besides having signed various cooperation protocols to integrate our students in internships and on-the-job training in several public and private entities operating in this sector in Portugal, as illustrated by the protocols uploaded in A16.1, we should also mention, in view of their relevance to the present 1st cycle degree, the internships and/or training periods specific by agreements with the following bodies:
- Ministry of Justice
- Portuguese Bar Association
- National Institute of Legal Medicine

Scientific Areas

Direito | Direito | Ciências sociais, comércio e direito

Study Plan

Ministerial Decree nº 11863/2009 of 15 May
1st Year/ Core CurriculumSemester ECTS
Introduction to Law ISemesterly7
History of Law IFirst Semester5
Introduction to Community Law IFirst Semester6
Political Economics IFirst Semester5
Political Science and Constitutional Law IFirst Semester7
History of Law IISecond Semester5
Introduction to Community Law IISecond Semester6
Introduction to Law IISecond Semester7
Political Economics IISecond Semester5
Political Science and Constitutional Law IISecond Semester7
2nd Year/ Core CurriculumSemester ECTS
General Theory of Civil Law ISemesterly7
Public International LawSemesterly5
Administrative Law IFirst Semester7
Penal Law IFirst Semester6
Tax Law IFirst Semester5
Administrative Law IISecond Semester7
General Theory of Civil Law IISecond Semester7
Penal Law IISecond Semester6
Public FinanceSecond Semester5
Tax Law IISecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Core CurriculumSemester ECTS
Civil Procedure Law IFirst Semester6
Labour Law IFirst Semester5
Law of Obligations IFirst Semester7
Option 1First Semester6
Penal Law IIIFirst Semester6
Civil Procedure Law IISecond Semester6
Criminal Procedure Law I Second Semester6
Labour Law IISecond Semester5
Law of Obligations IISecond Semester7
Option 2Second Semester6
4st Year/ Core CurriculumSemester ECTS
Civil Procedure Law IIISemesterly6
Private International LawSemesterly6
Commercial Law IFirst Semester7
Criminal Procedure Law IIFirst Semester6
Family LawFirst Semester6
Philosophy of Law and Judicial Methodology IFirst Semester5
Commercial Law IISecond Semester7
Law of SuccessionSecond Semester6
Philosophy of Law and Judicial Methodology IISecond Semester5
Property LawSecond Semester6

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Albertino Soares ParenteMasterFull-Time
Alberto José Lança De Sá E MeloDoctoratePart-Time
Alcino Miguel Saturnino Antunes Dos Remédios FurtadoMasterPart-Time
Ana Cristina Ferreira De Lemos Borges De Pinho Abrunhosa Dos SantosBachelorPart-Time
Ana Cristina Ribeiro BrancoBachelorPart-Time
Ana Paula Loureiro De SousaDoctoratePart-Time
António De Lemos Monteiro FernandesDoctorateFull-Time
António Manuel De Assunção Braz TeixeiraDoctorateFull-Time
António Manuel Tavares De Almeida CostaDoctoratePart-Time
António Quirino Duarte SoaresBachelorFull-Time
António Ribeiro GameiroDoctorateFull-Time
Diana Viveiros De SimasMasterPart-Time
Domingos Pereira De SousaDoctorateFull-Time
Dora Isabel Mendes Lopes FonsecaMasterPart-Time
Fernando José Couto Pinto BronzeDoctorateFull-Time
Filipe Cassiano Nunes Dos SantosDoctoratePart-Time
Flavio José Serrano RoquesBachelorPart-Time
Francisco António De Macedo Lucas Ferreira De AlmeidaDoctoratePart-Time
João José Tita Mauricio Melo NunesBachelorPart-Time
Jorge Manuel Moura Loureiro De MirandaDoctorateFull-Time
José Casalta NabaisDoctoratePart-Time
José Eduardo Dinis Tavares De SousaBachelorPart-Time
José Miguel Grazina MachadoMasterPart-Time
Luis Manuel Da Cunha Gomes Dos SantosBachelorFull-Time
Luis Solano Cabral De MoncadaDoctorateFull-Time
Manuel Couceiro Nogueira SerensDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Teresa Confraria Rodrigues Soares Luso SoaresDoctorateFull-Time
Mário Júlio Brito De Almeida CostaDoctorateFull-Time
Miguel Marco Real MendesBachelorPart-Time
Nidia Filomena Leiria AntunesMasterPart-Time
Paulo Cardoso Correia Da Mota PintoDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Rui Lopes Dos SantosBachelorPart-Time
Rosa Maria Valentim Barbosa BensimonBachelorPart-Time
Rui Fernando Peres Do Carmo De OliveiraBachelorPart-Time
Rui Manuel De Figueiredo MarcosDoctoratePart-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 68 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Technological Specialization Courses 180 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
Over 23 years 180 €
200 €
200 €
Registration221 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment316 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 352,2 €
Per ECTS 11,74 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force