Curriculum

Ph.D. programmes normally last four years: an academic year corresponding to an advanced training programme (curricular phase) and up to three academic years to prepare the thesis.

The completion of the curricular phase of any of the Ph.D. courses grants the candidate the chance to prepare, advised by a Professor of this Law School, an original thesis on a subject adequate to the domain of studies, as proposed by the candidate and approved by the Scientific Board of the School of Law. A public defence of the thesis is held with a jury appointed by the Director of the School of Law, which includes members from other national and foreign academic institutions. The jury evaluates the thesis and the defence and assigns the Ph.D. researcher the final grade for the Programme.

Normal duration: 4 academic years (8 semesters), one year for the curricular phase and three years to prepare the thesis

Number of credits: 240 ECTS

System: mixed (daytime courses and evening courses)

Legal History

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Roman Law I1st SemCompulsory
History of Portuguese Law I
Roman Law II2nd Sem.
History of Portuguese Law II
History of Political Thought - I/II
History of International Relations - I/II
1st and 2nd SemElective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd SemElective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Private Law

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Civil Law A - I1st Sem.Compulsory
Civil Procedure Law - I
Civil Law A - II2nd Sem.
Civil Procedure Law II
Civil Law B - I/II
Civil Law C - I/II

1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Criminal Law

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Criminal Law A - I 1st Sem.Compulsory
Criminal Procedure Law - I
Criminal Law A - II2nd Sem.
Criminal Procedure Law - II
Criminal Law B - I/II
Fundamental Rights - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Law and Economics

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Economic Law - I1st Sem.Compulsory
Financial Law - I
Economic Law - II2nd Sem.
Financial Law - II
Tax Law - I/II
Economics - I/II

1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Business Law

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Commercial Law A - I1st SemCompulsory
Labour Law - I
Commercial Law A - II2nd Sem
Labour Law - II
Commercial Law B - I/II
Tax Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

International and European Law

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
European Union Law - I1st Sem.Compulsory
International Economic Law - I
European Union Law - II2nd Sem.
International Economic Law - II
Economic and Financial European Union Law - I/II
Public International Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Public Law

1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Constitutional Law - I1st Sem.Compulsory
Administrative Law - I
Constitutional Law - II2nd Sem.
Administrative Law - II
Fundamental Rights - I/II
European Union Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (A)
Legal Methodology - I/II
Jurisprudence - I/II
Introduction to Public Law - I/II
Introduction to Private Law - I/II
1st and 2nd Sem.Elective (B)
2nd Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
ThesisAnnualCompulsory


Programmes and Lecturers (2014/2015)


Programmes and Lecturers (2015/2016)


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