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CYCLE OF STUDIES ACCORDING TO BOLOGNA PRINCIPLES

The Degree in Law of Faculty of Law, University of Porto has been approved by resolution of the Senate of the University of Porto on 25 October 2006 (Deliberation n º. 1791-O/2007, DR II Series nº 173 of 7 September 2007), having been registered with number R/B-AD-692/2007 and changed the curriculum structure and study plan (Order No. 15165/2015, DR II Series No. 247 of December 18, 2015), and was registered with the number. R / A - Ef 2663/2011 / AL01 to take effect in the year academic 2016/2017.

Since the school year 2007/2008, that the degree of doctor of law promoted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto is fully adapted to the legal requirements established by Decree-Law n º 74/2006 of 24th March and other applicable legislation. So this course, whose scientific area is predominantly that of Juridical Sciences, respects the principles of the Bologna Process, in particular paragraph 1 of Article 9 of Decree-Law n º 74/2006 of 24 March, organizing itself by European credit system and lasting four academic years (eight semesters), comprising 240 credits.


Objectives

 

The general objectives of this course of study are: to provide comprehensive training base in Legal Sciences; to instill basic frameworks for thought and reasoning, and give students the "know-how" students will need in the labour market to recognize social phenomena lacking legal intervention and to determine the legal pathway(s) to solve them, and the ability to act accordingly.
Indeed, students learn a range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of law, which is useful and absolutely essential to their future performance in any legal profession.
These goals are consistent with the mission and strategy of the University of Porto and fall within the experience of the Law School throughout its existence, as the study cycle is aimed at developing specific skills and transferable competencies, and foster the diffusion of knowledge.


Fields of Specialization

 No specific branches.

 


Professional Abilities

 

The curricular plan of the degree in Law covers the strategic areas considered fundamental to train qualified professionals for the exercise of many legal professions.

 


Employment Prospects

 

Professional status, according to the rules enforced: Advocacy, ruled by Bar Association, Registers and Notary, Judgeship ruled by Centro de Estudos Judiciários, Diplomacy ( ruled by Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Criminal Investigation Department, Public Administration Advanced Technician, Jurisconsult, University Career.

 


Information

 

Entry Requirements: Access requirements and registration are annually determined by the competent bodies of the University of Porto, in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Presently, access requirements are: holder of the 12th level of education and undertake a national exam (portuguese or history).
The Law Degree has no prerequisites.
Minimum marks: classification of the application - 120; national exam -120.

 

Number of vacancies approved in the last academic year: 150

 

Program Requirements: The curricular plan of the degree in Law covers the strategic areas considered fundamental to train qualified professionals for the exercise of de many legal professions. This course of study, whose scientific area is predominantly that of Juridical Sciences, it respects the principles of the Bologna Process, in particular paragraph 1 of Article 9 of Decree-Law n º 74/2006 of 24 March, organizing by European credit system and lasting four academic years (eight semesters), comprising 240 credits, spread evenly (6 credits per course unit) for the 40 semester courses, of which 37 are compulsory and 3 are optional.
Classes are, in general, grouped in a scheme of 3 lectures and 2 weekly practical classes per discipline, making up a total time of work per discipline of 162 hours.

Evaluation system: evaluation is made, according with the students option, by a final exam, or continuous assessment calculated with final exam. There are 2 final written exam seasons: normal season and appeal season. Improvement of classifications is available through oral examinations.

 

Acess to further study: The degree in Law gives access to postgraduate/specialized courses, namely the course in Local Autarchies Law and the course in Tax Law available at FDUP, having both courses the duration of a year divided in two semesters. The degree in Law, also gives access to Master courses and PhD courses, acording to the rules enforced.

 


Contacts

 

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General information

Official Code: 9078
Director: José Reis
Acronym: LDB
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 8 Semesters

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Law (240 ECTS credits)

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