Luís Pereira Coutinho


Category: Assistant Professor

Fields of interest / research:
Constitutional Law
Political Science
State Theory
Legal Theory

Academic Degrees:
Bachelor of Law (1996)
Master’s in Legal and Political Sciences (2002)
PhD in Law (2008)

Academic Research and Cooperation

Member of the following research centres:
Centre for Research in Public Law
Member of the board of the Erasmus Office

Member of the editorial board of the following scientific journals:
Editor of Law and Politics

Member of the following international research projects:
Member of the team of the research project “Social Market Economy Research: The Future of the Welfare State in the EU”, a Jean Monnet programme promoted by the Centre of Excellence “Antonio Truyol” of the University Computlense of Madrid, by the Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet of the University of Pavia and by the Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet of the University of Lisbon, coordinated by Prof. Gil Robles;

Member of the team of the research project “O Presente e o Futuro da Legitimidade Política: superar as velhas respostas para os novos desafios” organised by the Institute of Philosophy of Language of the Nova University of Lisbon School of Social Sciences and Humanities, coordinated by Prof. Diogo Pires Aurélio, scheduled for 2013–2015.

Teaching or research duties in other institutions of higher education:
Trainee Assistant at the Nova University of Lisbon School of Social Sciences and Humanities from 1996 to 1999;
Professor at the Military Academy since 2013.

Other Professional Activities:
Lawyer at “PLMJ – AM Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice e Associados” between 2001 and 2004”, with suspended membership as per his request.
Advisor to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers from 1999 to 2002.

Key Publications:
Books (as author):

Teoria dos Regimes Políticos: Lições de Ciência Política, Lisbon: AAFDL, 2013;
A Realidade Internacional – Introdução à Teoria das Relações Internacionais, Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 2011;
A Autoridade Moral da Constituição: Da Fundamentação da Validade do Direito Constitucional, Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 2009;
As Faculdades Normativas Universitárias no Quadro do Direito Fundamental à Autonomia Universitária, Coimbra: Almedina, 2004.

Books (as organiser):

O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise, Coimbra: Almedina, 2014 (co-organizado por Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro);
Carl Schmitt Revisitado, e-book, Lisboa: ICJP, 2014 (co-organised by Carlos Blanco de Morais);
Eichmann in Jerusalem – 50 Years AfterAn Interdisciplinary Approach, Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, 2012 (co-organised by Kai Ambos / Maria Fernanda Palma / Paulo de Sousa Mendes).

Book chapters:

Human Dignity as a Background Idea, in Stephan Kirste (ed.), Human Dignity and the Foundation of Law, Stuttgart: Steiner-Verlag, 2013, p. 105-106;
Direito do Planeamento Territorial, in Paulo Otero / Pedro Gonçalves (coords.), Tratado de Direito Administrativo Especial, VI, Coimbra: Almedina, 2012, p. 133-223.

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