The Law Degree is the natural choice for anyone wishing to dedicate themselves to any of the legal professions, such as law, the judiciary or the Public Prosecution Service, solicitors, registries and notaries, consultancy to companies, among others. A quick observation of reality shows, in addition, that there are lawyers or professionals with legal training in multiple areas of activity, in addition to the traditional legal professions.
The Law Degree at the Porto School of the Faculty of Law of the UCP responds to the challenges facing the jurist in the 21st century, combining tradition and innovation, in order to the success of its students.Technical excellenceThrough a demanding and rigorous training in all legal disciplines, given by a highly qualified teaching staff, from a scientific and pedagogical point of view, and the enhancement of merit throughout the course.Communicational competenceThe ability to communicate the law, orally and in writing, is developed in all disciplines and, in particular, in the Jurist's DNA program, with modules for Dramatic Expression, Public Speaking and Legal Writing.Practical forensic competenceThe knowledge that is acquired through the exercise of forensic professions is partially anticipated, through the disciplines of Civil Procedure Practicum, Criminal Procedure Practicum and Interdisciplinary Practicum, by means of curricular internships and, still, by the collaboration of lawyers, magistrates, conservatives and notaries in the teaching of various optional disciplines.InternationalizationLaw graduates are prepared to practice internationally, abroad or in Portugal, by attending the International Law Program, in which several disciplines of International and European Law are fully taught in English, with a quarter of the course being held in English; international mobility is also actively promoted to one of more than 60 foreign universities, during 1 or 2 semesters of the course.SpecializationThe Faculty of Law of UCP understands that it should help young Law professionals to differentiate themselves in the job market, which is made possible, from the outset, with a first and wide specialization in Private Law, Public Law or Criminal Law, in the last year degree; and it happens later, mainly, through the attendance of one of the eight areas of the Masters in Law.InterdisciplinarityThe correct understanding of the Law requires an adequate knowledge of the subjects on which it affects, that is, the different areas of social life, with a wide variety of non-legal subjects being offered in the degree (from economics to psychology, from political science to mediation) ) that contribute to this knowledge.
ApplicationsTo apply, you must meet the following conditions:Completing Portuguese secondary education
OR foreign secondary education in Portugal
OR secondary education in another European Union country
Have successfully completed (at least 95 points) the national exam in Mathematics A or B, History A or B, or Portuguese in 2021, 2020 or 2019
OR equivalent exams under the foreign diploma in 2021, 2020 or 2019 (see the accepted foreign exams here)Note: Considering the limitations imposed by the contingency plan created within the scope of COVID-19, 2020 applications for the Law Degree were exceptionally submitted without prior approval in the vocational prerequisite test.
Calculation of the application grade: 60% of the final grade of secondary education + 40% of the grade of the entrance exam (exam in Mathematics A or B, History or Portuguese)
Minimum value: 100.0 points (on a numerical scale from 0 to 200).
The Faculty of Law reserves the right to define a minimum application grade higher than 100 points, in each phase, depending on the quality of the candidates' results.