Católica Global School of Law

Introduction

Católica Global School of Law was established in 2009 at the Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal and has become the centre of the Católica's growing focus on international legal education. Since its founding, Católica Global School of Law has been successful in achieving a series of goals: it has attracted a remarkable group of scholars and classes of graduate students, both coming from prestigious law schools from all over the world; it has launched three states of the art programmes (an LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context, an Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law and a Global PhD in Law); and it is becoming an important center of graduate teaching and research in law from a global perspective in Lisbon. The quality of its programmes has been consistently recognized by the Financial Times, which has selected Católica Global School of Law as one of the most innovative law schools in the world, with its LL.M. programmes being included for the fourth consecutive year in this prestigious selection.

WHY CGSL

  • The new market for legal services is more demanding
  • Legal practice is becoming more and more international
  • Law firms became global and multinational
  • Top law firms and companies search for lawyers with international education and experience
  • Lawyers have to bet on differentiation and prepare for a new and tougher labour market
  • There is a permanent focus on tomorrow: we are setting our students up for the next 30 years
  • We wisely combine the American and European approaches
  • We offer a truly international environment
  • Católica Global School of Law is where you find a World-Class Faculty
  • Because we offer cutting-edge legal education

MISSION AND VALUES

Our Vision

At Católica Global School of Law, we strive to be leaders in what we do, providing a cutting-edge legal education and assuring we position ourselves among the top international law schools in the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to develop innovative programmes designed to set the students up for the next 30 years, that help them to achieve international legal careers at the highest professional levels.

To achieve our mission we have chosen a remarkable faculty, among the most important names in their respective fields of study and who embrace the approach envisioned in our programmes. We are equally selective with our students.

Our Values

  • Deliver CUTTING EDGE LEGAL EDUCATION
  • Assure EXCELLENCE
  • Develop FRESH AND CHALLENGING THINKING PROCESSES
  • Seek PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
  • Generate TOP-LEVEL ORIGINAL RESEARCH
  • Promote ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

LLM

Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

This LL.M. is one of the few programmes specifically designed for those attorneys who seek to develop a professional career in international business law. [+]

Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law

This LL.M. is one of the few programmes specifically designed for those attorneys who seek to develop a professional career in international business law.

WHY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

For those who choose the specialization in International Business Law, the programme offers an innovative approach to transnational, Anglo-American and European business law. It covers a wide range of topics, such as contracts, project finance, commercial and investment arbitration, corporate law, securities regulation, EU internal market, and international tax law. Key features An intensive, advanced programme, directed specifically to those who seek an active and international professional practice of Business Law:... [-]


LL.M. Law in A European and Global Context

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Portugal Lisbon

This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. Our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques. [+]

LL.M. Law in A European and Global Context

This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. It is not simply one more programme focusing on European and International Law, our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques.

WHY LAW IN A EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT Law is changing. Lawyers increasingly need to operate in the context of a plurality of jurisdictions and legal sources. As a consequence, a growing number of legal actors (in courts as outside courts and even in the legislative process) need to operate in multiple jurisdictions and be comfortable working with different legal sources. At the same time, economic and social integration increases the multinational character of the cases in which lawyers are called in to assist on a daily basis. This has also given rise to an emerging international market for legal services. All this requires a different type of lawyer from the traditional lawyer trained exclusively in a particular domestic legal system. It requires a truly international legal education, where courses are specifically tailored to meet the challenges of this pluralism of legal sources and jurisdictions. This is the purpose of this Master/LL.M. Degree on Law in a European and Global Context. The programme will adopt the approach to teaching that Joseph Weiler has coined as “Total Law™”. This represents a bold pedagogical and intellectual break with the traditional ways of teaching... [-]

PhD

Global Ph.D. Programme

Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2019 Portugal Lisbon

The new Ph.D. programme sets out to create a real research community of scholars whose work is monitored and guided by the best international standards in the field. [+]

Global Ph.D. Programme

The new Ph.D. programme sets out to create a real research community of scholars whose work is monitored and guided by the best international standards in the field.

WHY A GLOBAL PH.D. PROGRAMME

A fully-funded Ph.D. programme

Católica Global School of Law is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Global Ph.D. Programme. Admitted candidates receive a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend calculated to cover their living expenses as doctoral students in Lisbon.

Following a public tender among doctoral programs across disciplines, the Programme was selected by an international panel of experts for comprehensive funding by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).... [-]


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Contact

Address Palma de Cima catolica.law@ucp.pt
1649-023 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Website http://www.catolicalaw.fd.lisboa.ucp.pt/