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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!"


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