Master of Laws - Administrative Law

Program Description

Administrative Law has undergone a profound change due to significant changes introduced into the main codifications such as the Administrative Procedure Code and the Process Code for the Administrative Courts, thus demanding from the the University and legal practitioners a closer look into new institutes or the revisit of classic topics in Administrative Law, either in terms of principles or administrative procedure. Therefore, the Master of Administrative Law has been significantly reformulated.

This programme offers solid and general knowledge in Administrative Law. Students who want to improve their knowledge in fundamental areas of the Administrative Law may decide to choose courses in the areas of Public Procurement or Environmental Law, Urban Planning or Energy Law.

Customised Teaching Method

A limited number of students enables proximity between lecturers and students and allows for a teaching method where discussion and the active participation of master students are encouraged. The programme does not adopt the lecture teaching model. Prefers instead a “round-table” model, in which everyone is meant to take part in the discussion, without neglecting knowledge of and critical outlook on the administrative courts jurisprudence.


Graduate Programmes - Students' Office

1st and 2nd Semester:
Ana Ferrão

Phone: (+351) 21 721 41 74

3rd Semester - Dissertation:
Anabela Filipe
Phone: (+351) 21 721 41 76


Programas - Mestrado Administrativo - Testemunho - Tomás Viçoso

Tomás Mendonça Viçoso

"Um método de ensino baseado no debate e no diálogo em aula de casos reais"