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Transnational Law Curriculum

The Transnational Law Curriculum by Católica Global School of Law (TLC) is an ambitious and innovative programme of seminars taught in English to law degree students.
TLC has adopted a structured and consistent rationale, which gives the program two important goals: First, the program will prepare students for a transnational legal practice; and second, it facilitates graduates' job search as well as admission into postgraduate international programs, such as those offered by Católica Global School of Law.
TLC benefits from the Católica Global School of Law well-established international reputation in the field of graduate legal education. The Católica law students become familiar with internationalization and global law, through renowned professors from prestigious universities worldwide and innovative teaching methods.
Each course addresses the Law from a transnational or global perspective through practical examples of globalization amongst the most paradigmatic fields of Law.
An illustration of the above is the innovative seminar of Introduction to Global Law which, through interactive modules, addresses the reality of globalization of Law starting from concrete examples.
The TLC is the result of a careful choice of courses, of professors, and scope of coverage, with the goal of creating a prestigious programme in transnational law.

Successful TLC students who are successful in at least 30 ECTS will receive a certificate of completion, which will be a distinguish element in their curriculum. As a matter of fact, national and international legal recruiters have considered a student?s transnational coursework as a way to distinguish from among qualified applicants.
Given the current reality of globalized legal practice, the transnational approach is essential for a lawyer's comprehensive professional development, both at the national and international level. The success of Católica Global School of Law LL.M. graduates corroborates this claim.


1st Semester

  • European Union Copyright Law | João Pedro Quintais | University of Amsterdam, Tito Rendas | UCP
  • Federalism and the European Union | Matej Accetto | University of Ljubljana
  • Human Rights | Pavel Molek | Masaryk University Brno
  • International Investment Arbitration | Tiago Duarte | PLMJ
  • International Law of the Sea | Irini Papanicolopulu | University of Milan
  • Introduction to EU Internal Market | Luís Barroso | Portuguese Central Bank
  • Introduction to Anglo-American Law | Bruce La Pierre | Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Introduction to Competition Law/Antitrust Law | Rosa Greaves | University of Glasgow
  • Law, Information and Technology | Joaquim Falcão | FGV Rio de Janeiro
  • Public International Law | Gonçalo Matias | UCP

2nd Semester

  • Comparative Constitutional Law | András Sajó | European Court of Human Rights
  • Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Justice | Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro | UCP
  • Global Governance | Luís Barroso | Portuguese Central Bank
  • International Criminal Law | Leila Sadat | Washington University in Saint Louis
  • International Law in an Age of Globalisation |  Randall Lesaffer | Tilburg Law School
  • Introduction to Global Law | Rui Medeiros | UCP, Gonçalo Matias| UCP, André Souza Vieira | Clifford Chance LLP, André Salgado de Matos | UCP, Tito Rendas | UCP
  • Law of the European Union | Patrícia Fragoso Martins | UCP
  • Migration and Refugee Law | Stephen H. Legomsky | Washington University in Saint Louis, Gonçalo Matias | UCP
  • Property | Laurie Reynolds | University of Illinois
  • Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration | Margaret Moses | Loyola University Chicago