Fundamentals of Law


Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 1887/2016 - 05/02/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 15,0 OT

- Paula Alexandra da Cruz Silva Pina de Almeida

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The students will have an overview of the legal system. They should understand the dynamic of legal diplomas and existing sources of law. They should also be familiar with the political organisation of the State and be able to identify the branches of law.

1.Introduction. Concept of Law.
2.The elements of Law.
3.Sources of Law.
4.Branches of Law.
5.Interpretation and integration of Law.
6.Legal relationship.

Evaluation Methodology
Two mid-term written tests and final exam.

(2012). Introdução ao Estudo do Direito. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora
(2012). Introdução ao Direito - Geral Interno e da UE e Internacional. Lisboa: Editora Quid Iuris

Method of interaction
Lectures and worksheets.

Software used in class
Not applicable.