Universidade Nova de Lisboa - NOVA School of Law

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - NOVA School of Law

Top reasons to study here

  • NOVA School of Law was created to be at the centre of innovation in the development of legal sciences and in the teaching of Law in Portugal.
  • The mission of NOVA School of Law is to be open to society, to new branches of law and to other social sciences.
  • Focus on contemporary changes.

Master's Programmes

Law (6)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • NOVA School of Law has  a teacher training programme which will ensure continuous teacher development for all its teaching staff to address both pedagogical and didactic training.
  • NOVA School of Law has a preference for replacing traditional  theoretical and monologued classes with  sessions based on theoretical-practice and discussion.
  • The programmes and basic bibliography for subjects will be published at the start of each academic year.
  • NOVA School of Law will use new technologies and audio-visual media in its teaching, both of a general and  legal nature (e.g.forensic films).


  • CEDIS is one of the first Portuguese Research Units in the field of Law, the creation of which relates to the foundation of NOVA School of Law of NOVA University, Lisbon.
  • With a plural vision of law in contemporary society, an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to legal research, an international working network with European and Portuguese-speaking countries, researchers with diversified backgrounds and an open access orientation, CEDIS, was created to be a Research Centre on Law and Society, reflecting NOVA School of Law’s approach to legal studies.

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The NOVA School of Law Library is a freely accessible library whose primary mission is to support teaching and to promote research and relations with society in general. It seeks to encourage the development of research skills in searching, locating, accessing, (critical) evaluation and organization of information by its users.

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