Dean's Message

In order to respond to the changes in the legal environment and prepare our students with the right skills to face this new global reality, we have designed two cutting edge and very ambitious LL.M.. programmes and one global Ph.D. programme that bring together some of the most outstanding professors from all over the world, who come to share their visions about the law with our students.

The strong leadership and commitment from the programme directors and from the faculty provide consistent and demanding programmes, radically new in terms of both pedagogical interactive techniques and in the European and global focus of all teaching.

The LL.M. classes are composed of a limited number of bright young law graduates coming from Europe, USA, Latin America, Africa and Asian countries. LL.M. alumni are now placed in global law firms, multinational companies, international institutions or public bodies. Others are pursuing doctoral studies in Europe, the United States or in China.

Our students can take advantage of the exchange agreements between Católica and selected law schools in the US and in Europe. Additionally, they may enrol in a master’s thesis.

A very small number of students, from Católica or prestigious law schools from all over the world, will be accepted to our Global Ph.D. Programme.

Católica Global School of Law, the first Global School of Law in Europe, is the result of a strategy of the Lisbon Law School at Catholic University of Portugal: to develop a centre of transnational teaching and research in Lisbon, bringing together world class faculty and the best students to anticipate the future of legal academia and of legal practise.

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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