Specialization Course in Law Case

General Objectives of the Course

The Case Law Programme is part of a prospective Case Law School created by the Faculty of Law of University of Coimbra. The objective is one of blending the indispensable theoretical dimension of Law with the pratical perspective stemming from judicial case law. By adopting a case method approach, the Programme seeks to define the juridical principles relevant for examination of case law. The Programme aims at providing students with a view on courts’ experience in dealing with the various legal and doctrinal branches, in order to train them for the legal professions and the development of senior research. The Programme includes two branches in order to meet the specific needs of students or legal professionals connected with common, or administrative and tax jurisdiction, while bearing in mind the specifics of special courts and the alternative means of dispute resolution.

Admission Requirements

Graduation in Law (if the candidates outnumber the vacancies available, seriation will be done according to the final grade obtained).

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Full-time, Face-to-face and Daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grading of the course depends on the approval on all course units and a written work. The final grade is determined by qualitative mention pass/fail.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of Programme students are expected to be able to resort to the judicial practice relevant to solve concrete cases, and critically examine and reflect upon court rulings.

Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Raquel Gonçalves Moniz

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation relating to the establishment and functioning of Programmes not leading to a Degree at University of Coimbra (Regulation nº 339/2012, in: Diário da República, II Série, n.º 152, 07.08.2012)

Study Programme

Case Law

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 2 Trimester(s)

ECTS Credits: 18.0


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