Bachelor's Degree in Luso-Brazilian Law
General Objectives of the CourseThe 1st Cycle of studies in Luso-Brazilian Law aims to provide students with basic legal learning in the framework of the Portuguese and Brazilian legal systems. It
is intended with this training that the student acquires the skills required for selection and interpretation of social phenomena, in order to be able qualify them from the point of view of law, and gain insight into these legal problems from a comparative Luso-Brazilian perspective. 1st cycle graduates must be able to: present solutions, either of Portuguese or Brazilian law, for the concrete cases emerging in each of the various juridical-dogmatic branches; communicate decisions, their
assumptions and grounds; practice any forensic profession in Portugal or Brazil.
Application pass mark: 10 values
Pass mark of 10 values in one of the following tests: Philosophy (06); History (11); Portuguese (18).
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Professional GoalsLagal advice| Diplomacy | Public Service at the Local, National and EU Government levels | Criminal Police | Foreigners and Borders Service | International Organizations | University Education | Investigation | Secondary Education | Private Institutions | Litigation | Social Communication. The specificity of the study plan of the Luso-Brazilian Law Degree will enable professions in the aforementioned areas, both in Portugal and in Brazil.
Mode of StudyDaytime / Full-time / Face-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' skills and training, their critical sense,
ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of
the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsThe Degree in Luso-Brazilian Law aims to enable a basic legal education in different areas of Law, and crossing the current interdisciplinarity of practical problems with the transterritoriality of the practice of legal professions. The skills thus acquired will focus on the ability to: learn autonomously the fundamental legal concepts and across all branches; think juridically about social phenomena, viewing them as concrete legal problems; articulate legal knowledge corresponding to
two different legal systems (the Portuguese and the Brazilian), acquiring a special skill for comparative Law practice.
Francisco António Macedo Lucas Ferreira Almeida
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDecree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording
Successful completion of the (mandatory and elective) courses totalling
Access to Further StudiesCompletion of the 1st Cycle of Studies in Luso-Brazilian Law provides access
to the 2nd Cycle of Studies in several knowledge areas.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: L199
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 4 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 240.0
Call for Applications
- Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 20-09-2021
Start date (first year): 06-10-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022
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