We have designed this new LL.M programme to reflect the modern business context and to give professionals a solid grasp of the theory and practice of the implications of the global marketplace. The LL.M. programme will enable students to better develop and implement legal strategies in major organisations. The programme offers a unique and innovative blend of core legal subjects ranging from European Union business law to the legal aspects of investment in emerging economies with which Portugal has historic and cultural ties, giving the programme a truly transglobal dimension. In addition to the core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of specialized seminars, allowing them to tailor their studies to their interests.
As the demand for professionals with a firm academic background in business law continues to grow, we believe that the LL.M programme will dramatically improve the career opportunities not only of recent graduates, but also of legal practitioners and aspiring middle to senior level managers with some legal experience, background or interest.
The programme consists of 90 ECTS credits
To complete the programme successfully, students must (a) earn 60 credits by taking with passing grades subjects and seminars offered by the programme and (b) earn 30 credits with a required dissertation.
Courses will be taught in a modular, sequential manner; that is, courses will not be taken simultaneously but consecutively. Students will begin a course only after successfully completing a prerequisite course’s exam.
Starting in mid-September,
the programme has a duration of 12 months.
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Elective courses taken in the Spring Term
Seminars which can be taken in the Spring
*Please note that a minimum of 5 students must enrol in a seminar before that seminar will be given.
In the spring term, students must choose two elective courses and optional seminars (up to 5 credits units), in order to complete 30 credit units
External students, who are not enrolled as full-time students in the programme, may register and pay for individual curricular units or seminars.