Specialization Course in Law Case

Faculty of Law

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Academic year


Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



2 Trimester(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Raquel Gonçalves Moniz (uc36584@uc.pt)

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.
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.
Mode of Study
Full-time, Face-to-face and Daytime
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.

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)
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Final grading reflects the grade obtained after elaboration and oral presentation of the research paper. The final grade is calculated according to a 0-20 grading system, under the following qualitative classifications: Fair (10-13), Good (14-15); Very Good (16-17), Excellent (18-20).