Research

 

 Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law is a research unit of generalist scope at the Lisbon branch of Católica Law School. It was founded in November 2012. Its mission is to promote key changes to the traditional paradigm of legal research in Portugal. The Research Centre aims to set Católica apart from other Portuguese law schools in its way of thinking about and carrying out legal research. We are committed to a paradigm that stresses teamwork, interdisciplinary research, and a transnational focus. Instead of individual and isolated research, we support research projects that imply the cooperation of researchers with different areas of interest and expertise or integrated in a single research network. We also support interdisciplinary research grounded in the interface between law and other subjects that widen the critical and creative benchmarks of the jurist. Transnational research, the third mainstay of the new research paradigm, expands the scope of academic dialogue, freeing the researcher from the burden of writing for a very small audience and subjecting his work to the broad and demanding scrutiny of her peers within the framework of a truly global academic dialogue. In addition to academic research, whether of the pure or the applied type, Católica Law School is conscious of the fundamentally practical dimension of law and accordingly purports to, through the Research Centre, build a springboard to carry out legal consultation. It is an expression of the inclusive vocation of the Research Centre that it houses not only the faculty and doctoral candidates at Católica Law School and the Global School of Law but also law professors and researchers with an outstanding record willing to join research teams or produce research in accordance with the spirit that pervades the Centre. Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law is hence a common setting for legal academics committed to innovative and prospective research. A long path lies ahead. In any case, just as Católica Law School took advantage of the Bologna Process to break new ground and enact a profound curricular reform, the Research Centre aims to play a leading role in the renewal of legal research in Portugal.

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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