The First Cycle is the foundation of every student's legal studies. It has the following specific goals: a) To ensure that students acquire a thorough knowledge of the main subjects and its central concepts, and to familiarise them with major theories of law (both past and contemporary); b) To encourage an interdisciplinary, critical approach to the law as a means to understanding the complexity of legal phenomena; c) To develop an awareness of the relative character of legal systems and their theoretical, cultural, and ideological foundations. A strong emphasis is placed on the study of other legal systems and on the comparison of the Portuguese legal order with geographically and historically distant ones.
Relevant admissions information
Faculty code: 0911 Degree code: 9078 Number of degree vacancies (2014/2015): 100
University access examinations (11) History and (18) Portuguese
Minimum marks Application mark: 100 points University access mark: 95 points
Calculation formula Secondary education average: 50% University access examinations: 50%
1. Evaluation generally consists of a final written exam but other elements can be taken into account as long as students are duly informed of what is going to be considered. Different methods of evaluation may exceptionally be authorised by the Scientific Council. Students may sit exams only once per term. Those who fail may resit exams only at the end of the following term.
2. Bachelor degrees are granted to those students who have obtained 240 credits and successfully completed all compulsory subjects.