Católica Global School of Law


Católica Global School of Law was established in 2009 at the Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal and has become the center of the Católica's growing focus on international legal education. Since its founding, Católica Global School of Law has been successful in achieving a series of goals:

  • it has attracted a remarkable group of scholars and classes of graduate students, both coming from prestigious law schools from all over the world;
  • it has launched four state-of-the-art programs (LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context, Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law, LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy, and a Global Ph.D. in Law);
  • and it is becoming an important center of graduate teaching and research in law from a global perspective in Lisbon.

The quality of the programs was recognized by the Financial Times, which selected Católica Global School of Law as one of the most innovative law schools in the world for six consecutive years.


  • The new market for legal services is more demanding
  • Legal practice is becoming more and more international
  • Law firms became global and multinational
  • Top law firms and companies search for lawyers with international education and experience
  • Lawyers have to bet on differentiation and prepare for a new and tougher labor market
  • There is a permanent focus on tomorrow: we are setting our students up for the next 30 years
  • We wisely combine the American and European approaches
  • We offer a truly international environment
  • Católica Global School of Law is where you find a World-Class Faculty
  • Because we offer cutting-edge legal education

Mission and Values

Our Vision

At Católica Global School of Law, we strive to be leaders in what we do, providing cutting-edge legal education and assuring we position ourselves among the top international law schools in the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to develop innovative programs designed to set the students up for the next 30 years, which will help them to achieve international legal careers at the highest professional levels.

To achieve our mission, we have chosen a remarkable faculty, among the most important names in their respective fields of study and who embrace the approach envisioned in our programs. We are equally selective with our students.

Our Values

  • Deliver Cutting Edge Legal Education
  • Assure Excellence
  • Develop Fresh and Challenging Thinking Processes
  • Seek Practical Relevance
  • Generate Top-level Original Research
  • Promote Ethical Behavior


  • Palma de Cima , 1649-023, Lisbon