José de Melo Alexandrino


Category: Associate Professor

Fields of interest / research:
Constitutional Law
Fundamental Rights
Public Law in Portuguese
Human Rights
Municipal Law

Academic Degrees:
Bachelor of Law (1983);
Master’s in Legal and Political Sciences (1998);
PhD in Legal and Political Sciences (Constitutional Law) (2006).

Academic Research and Cooperation

Member of the following research centres:
Centre for Research in Public Law of the Institute of Legal and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon School of Law.

Member of the editorial board of the following scientific journals:
Journal of the Higher School of the Attorney-General’s Office of the State of São Paulo – ESPGE-SP (São Paulo).
Fundamental Rights & Justice – Journal of the Postgraduate, Master’s and PhD programme in Law at PUCRS (Porto Alegre).
Journal of the Centre for Legal Studies of the Attorney-General of the State of Pernambuco (Recife).
Current Issues of Local Law (Braga).

Member of the following international research projects:
Portuguese co-coordinator of the Team OLA-Portugal (Observatory on Local Autonomy), working in the development of the project La gouvernance locale dans l’Union européenne: vers un modèle de citoyenneté locale européenne?, headed by the University of Lille and under the auspices of the Council of Regions of the European Union (January 2009 – October 2012).

Main researcher of the project Institutionalization of Local Government in the new Portuguese-speaking countries, in development within the Centre for Research in Public Law of the Institute of Legal and Political Sciences (2013/…).

Teaching or research duties in other institutions of higher education
Lecturer of Fundamental Rights, in the Bachelor’s programmes GNR Infantry and Cavalry, in the academic years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 (at the Military Academy in Amadora).

Lecturer of module I of the course of Constitutional Law, part of the III Master’s programme in Legal and Political Sciences, in October 2007 (at the University Agostinho Neto School of Law in Luanda)

Lecturer of module I of the Postgraduate programme in Public Policies and Local Governance in August 2010 (at the University Agostinho Neto School of Law in Luanda)

Lecturer of module I of the II Postgraduate programme in Public Policy and Local Governance in July 2011 (at the University Agostinho Neto School of Law in Luanda)

Lecturer of module I of the course of Local Administration Law, part of the Master’s programme in Governance and Public Management, in August 2011 (at the University Agostinho Neto School of Law in Luanda).

Lecturer of module II of the course of Local Administration Law, part of the Master’s programme in Governance and Public Management, in December 2011 (at the University Agostinho Neto School of Law in Luanda).

Lecturer of module IV of the course of Constitutional Law, in the II Postgraduate programme leading to the Master’s, in February 2012 (at the University Mandume School of Law, in Lubango).

Lecturer of module I of the course of Constitutional Law, par of the Master’s programme in Legal and Political Sciences, in April/May 2012 (at the University José Eduardo dos Santos, School of Law in Huambo).

Other Professional Activities:
Participation in the jury of the admission competition for the initial training of judges (Centre for Judicial Studies, October 2012).
Legal advice on the process of approving the statutes of the University of Lisbon, in the context of the merger (2013).
Member of the Board of the Institute of Legal and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon School of Law (term 2011/2014).

Key Publications:
Estatuto Constitucional da Actividade de Televisão, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 1998.

A estruturação do sistema de direitos, liberdades e garantias na Constituição portuguesa, 2 volumes: I – Raízes e contexto; II – A construção dogmática, Coimbra, Almedina, 2006.

«Direito das Autarquias Locais», in Paulo Otero / Pedro Gonçalves (coords.), Tratado de Direito Administrativo Especial, vol. IV, Coimbra, Almedina, 2010, pp. 11-299.

Direitos Fundamentais – Introdução Geral, 2nd ed., Cascais, Principia, 2011.

O Discurso dos Direitos, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 2011.

Elementos de Direito Público Lusófono, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 2011.

O novo constitucionalismo angolano, e-book, Lisboa, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, 2013 (available online).

O Sistema de Direitos Fundamentais na Lei Básica da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau, Macau, Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciária, 2013.

Jornadas de Direito Municipal Comparado Lusófono (coord.), Lisboa, AAFDL, 2014.

Direito Municipal – Conteúdos e métodos de ensino, Lisboa, AAFDL, 2014.

Lições de Direito Constitucional, vol. I, Lisboa, AAFDL, 2015.

Estudos sobre o constitucionalismo no mundo de língua portuguesa (coord.), Lisboa, AAFDL, 2015.

Rolão Preto, Obras Completas (organização, prefácio e introdução), 2 volumes, Lisboa, Colibri, 2015.

Lições de Direito Constitucional, vol. II, Lisboa, AAFDL, 2015.

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