Established in 2009, Católica Global School of Law has since become the epicenter of Universidade Católica Portuguesa's growing focus on transnational legal education. Based in Lisbon – a geographical and strategic bridge between Europe and the United States –, Católica Global School of Law was created with the fundamental purpose of preparing future generations of lawyers to practise in the context of multiple jurisdictions and diverse legal sources.
Since its foundation, Católica Global School of Law has been successful in achieving a number of goals. It has attracted remarkable groups of scholars, both resident and visiting, and cohorts of graduate students from more than 50 different nationalities, both coming from prestigious law schools from all over the world. It has launched four state of the art programmes: the LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context, the LL.M. International Business Law, the LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy, and the Global Ph.D. in Law. The quality of these programmes was consistently recognized by the Financial Times for many years, which has selected Católica Global School of Law as one of the most innovative law schools in the world.
Overall, Católica Global School of Law has managed to rapidly become a crucial center of legal teaching and research in Continental Europe, having been a founding member of the Law Schools Global League and having recently joined the European Law School Network.
Mission & Values
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 global law schools in the world.
Our mission is twofold.
First, we are committed to continuously develop innovative programmes to set the students up for the next 30 years, helping them pursue international legal careers at the highest professional levels. To achieve this goal, we have gathered a remarkable faculty, with scholars and practitioners who embrace the teaching approach envisioned in our programmes.
Second, we aim at producing ground-breaking legal research, ensuring wide access to the knowledge that is produced at Católica. That is why we have been recruiting some of the most promising academics in their fields of study for our resident faculty – scholars who are capable of conducting collaborative and impactful research.
- Deliver cutting-edge legal education
- Have societal impact at a national and international level
- Develop fresh thinking frameworks
- Generate top-level legal research
- Promote ethical behaviour
- Foster diversity and inclusivity in our student body