Lawyer, Germany

“One of the very few truly international elite LL.M. programmes. Not only impressively qualified students gather from all over the world, but brilliant faculty members do so, too, accessibly sharing their specific insights. It creates an unrivalled setting. Appealing and enriching to any lawyer, even after years of practice. The teaching follows a unique approach to real lawyering, never getting lost in theory. The dimension by which legal and economic knowledge of European, US and cross-border business is broadened gives a significant distinction to one’s career. The friendships evolving from the common experience of enjoyable leisure activities as well as of intense academic work are likely to last for a lifetime. While sometimes quite challenging, it’s the special spirit of Católica Global School of Law on the one hand and the greatly attractive environment offered by the gorgeous city of Lisbon on the other hand which make every minute worth while.”


Legal Advisor, Angola/Mozambique

“My work experience is mostly in countries that have inherited the continental legal system from Portugal, with the challenge of having clients from several common law jurisdictions. I thought that this programme would bring me responses to the comparative question marks that I had in respect of several aspects. Excellent teachers. Great colleagues. The impeccable coordination team from the Católica Global School of Law. These are the successful factors that make this LL.M. so special and recommendable, added by the amazing weather and attractions of this beautiful Lisbon.”


J.D University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, USA
B.A., McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
LL.M. Católica Global School of Law, 2012

“Many outside observers describe the Católica LL.M. as an endeavor pertaining to a ‘class of its own’. This is true, of course, since the alternative to a Católica LL.M. is conventional legal education. Your Católica experience would not be limited in time or confined within borders, for you would form part of an enduring, transnational community. At Católica, you would be constrained only by the reach of your intellect, or by your will to reject any such limit. If you accept the challenge, arrive humble, because your core assumptions will be exposed, tested, and often found false. Get inspired by the remarkable talents of your instructors and peers. Embrace the spirit of Lisbon and the accomplishments of its people, and forge a new beginning in Portugal. Historically, there is no better starting point for a lifelong voyage.”

 Daniela Cardoso

LL.M. Católica Global School of Law, 2014
European Comission

"The LL.M at CGSL is firmly rooted in the values of cultural diversity, innovation, teamwork and social awareness. It encourages you to take part in a daily constructive dialogue with brilliant professors who are ready to challenge you, to welcome you into their own academic realities and to cultivate your sense of commitment, dedication and responsibility concerning Europe and the world. This confrontation between you and what you have always thought to know takes place everyday.
The experience in the LLM paved my way into the future. It strongly broadened my academic and professional horizons. More than being prompted to the frontline of everything it taught me to Think, to mature my critical spirit and to write my own story. This is what makes it special – an academic programme that allows you to learn so much about yourself!"


Upcoming Events

  • Welcome Day for the LL.M. students - classes of 2013/14

    09 Sep 2013 11:00 AM

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  • Colloquium: The Taxation of Corporate Groups

    27 Sep 2013 05:00 PM

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  • Francisco Lucas Pires Distinguished Lecture

    05 Oct 2013 04:00 PM

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  • LL.M. Opening Lecture with Professor Joseph Weiler

    10 Oct 2013 01:30 AM

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  • Job Shop 2013/14

    27 Nov 2013 10:00 AM

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  • Seminar: Negotiation for Lawyers

    19 Dec 2013 09:00 AM

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  • CONFERENCE Migrations: an opportunity to Portugal

    30 Jan 2014 10:00 AM

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  • Seminar: The Economics of the Legal System

    03 Feb 2014 09:30 AM

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  • Seminar: US Company and Capital Market Law

    20 Mar 2014 09:00 AM

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  • LL.M. Master Class

    04 Apr 2014 11:00 AM

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  • Seminar: Free Trade and Environmental Protection

    05 May 2014 02:30 PM

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  • New Trends in Global Legal Practice

    15 May 2014 06:00 PM

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  • Graduation Ceremony

    26 Jun 2014 07:00 PM

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  • The University will be closed for summer holidays

    15 Aug 2014 08:00 AM

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  • Welcome and Orientation Session

    09 Sep 2014 04:00 PM

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  • LL.M. Opening Lecture

    18 Sep 2014 10:00 AM

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  • Católica Graduate Legal Research Conference

    19 Sep 2014 09:00 AM

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  • Francisco Lucas Pires Distinguished Lecture 2014: Prof. Jeremy Waldron

    02 Oct 2014 11:00 AM

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  • Católica Talks with Seyla Benhabib (University of Yale)

    02 Oct 2014 04:00 PM

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  • Católica Talks with James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins

    23 Oct 2014 05:00 PM

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  • Conference and Book Launch “EU Law and Integration - Twenty years of judicial application of EU law”,

    28 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

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  • “Systemic Deficiency in the Rule of Law” by Armin von Bogdandy

    16 Feb 2015 01:00 PM

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  • José Manuel Barroso´s Inaugural Lecture

    26 Feb 2015 11:00 AM

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  • Conference The Future of Sovereign Debt in the Euro Zone

    12 Mar 2015 05:00 PM

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  • Towards a New Global Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity

    20 Apr 2015 05:00 PM

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  • "The europeanisation of class actions?" by Professor Deborah Hensler

    01 Dec 2015 06:00 PM

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  • The trial of Jesus

    14 Mar 2016 06:00 PM

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  • Public Lecture by Professor Joseph Weiler: “The Revolt of the Masses - The European (and American) Circumstance”

    14 Dec 2016 06:00 PM

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  • Book launching: Gonçalo Saraiva Matias

    15 Dec 2016 12:45 PM

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  • Católica Talk with Professor Michael Moore - "Responsible moral agency in the age of neuroscience"

    21 May 2018 12:45 PM

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  • The Georgetown Club Annual Meeting

    21 May 2018 06:00 PM

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  • Ceremony in Honor of Francisco Lucas Pires

    22 May 2018 02:30 PM

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  • Meeting with the Citizens - Brexit and the Future of EU

    25 May 2018 05:30 PM

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