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Católica Global School of Law  


Why Católica Global School of Law
Católica Global School of Law is a leading law school launched in 2009. This transnational centre of teaching and research brings together a world class faculty and students from 5 continents.  Católica Global School of Law offers three highly innovative LLM programmes and a very ambitious PhD programme in Law preparing students to practice in today’s global legal world. The quality of the programmes 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 seven consecutive years.

Our Programmes
LLM Law in a European and Global Context
Catolica Lisbon This LLM programme is directed to young and bright graduates who want to broaden their legal horizons by accessing European and transnational perspectives on different areas of the law.

The only TOTAL LAW™ LLM in the world
LLM Law in a European and Global Context is the first LLM entirely designed under the TOTAL LAW approach: contextual, demanding, interactive, innovative and global. It is a   one year full-time programme running from September to July directed to recent graduates. Courses are specifically tailored to meet the challenges of a pluralism of legal sources and jurisdictions. The language of instruction is English. 

Advanced LLM in International Business
This LLM provides access to the advanced training necessary for any practitioner who intends to advise large multinational companies and financial institutions, whether as in-house lawyers or as lawyers in leading firms. 

The advanced LLM in International Business Law is a one-year full-time programme running from September to July. It is designed for young lawyers, offering an innovative approach to transnational, Anglo-American and European business law. The LLM classes have a dual nature, emphasizing both practise and theory. Serious preparation outside of class is required. The language of instruction is English.

LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy 
Digital technologies are reshaping virtually every field of law. The emergence and rapid development of technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain and the Internet of Things have been testing the boundaries of existing legal rules and sparking debate on whether they are fit for purpose.
The aim of this programme is to prepare students to understand and anticipate these challenges and to become skilled practitioners in a digital economy.

Global PHD Programme in Law
Catolica Lisbon Católica Global School of Law launched a highly innovative and very ambitious new PhD programme. A select group of students is recruited each year among the world’s brightest to join Católica Global School of Law as PhD students. The PhD student will gain direct access to the stellar faculty that routinely teaches at  Católica Global School of Law .

After completing one of the Católica Global School of Law LL.M. programmes, students may apply to one of the four Double Degree Programmes. They will obtain a strong international academic experience as well as two degrees from cutting edge global institutions.

  • King´s College in London
  • Cornell University Law School
  • The University of Michigan Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Católica Global School of Law has a network of partners worldwide. We work closely with our partners to provide cutting edge legal education to all of our students. 

Scholarships may be granted to a limited number of students on the basis of merit. To apply, please send a request letter to describing your particular circumstances.

Entry Requirements
LLM candidates should hold a first degree in Law. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic record. Proficiency in the English language is necessary. You may submit your online application at any time, and it must be completed with all required documentation.

Application Procedures 
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we advise candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Contact Details 
For further information about Católica Global School of Law programmes, please contact:
+351 214 269 860

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