Bachelor's Degree in Luso-Brazilian Law

General Objectives of the Course

The 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.

Admission Requirements

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 Goals

Lagal 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 Bachelor's Degree in Luso-Brazilian Law is intended for international students and does not guarantee, at the moment, the exercise of legal professions.

Mode of Study

Daytime / Full-time / Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese language

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As 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 Skills

The 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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Francisco António Macedo Lucas Ferreira Almeida

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

João António Pinto Monteiro

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the (mandatory and elective) courses totalling
240 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

Completion of the 1st Cycle of Studies in Luso-Brazilian Law provides access
to the 2nd Cycle of Studies in several knowledge areas.

Study Programme

Direito Luso-Brasileiro

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: L199

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 4 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 240.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


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