Católica Global School of Law

Católica Global School of Law

Top reasons to study here

  • We strive to be leaders in what we do, providing a cutting edge legal education
  • Our Mission is to develop innovative programmes designed to set the students up for the next 30 years
  • We offer a truly international environment

PhD Programmes

Law (1)



Católica Global School of Law was established in 2009 at the Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal and has become the center of Católica's growing focus on international legal education.

The quality of its programmes was consistently recognized by the Financial Times for six years, which has selected Católica Global School of Law as one of the most innovative law schools in the world.


At Católica Global School of Law we strive to be leaders in what we do, providing a cutting edge legal education and assuring we position ourselves among the top international law schools in the world.


Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law is a research unit of generalist scope at Católica Law School. It was founded in November 2012.

Its mission is to promote key changes to the traditional paradigm of legal research in Portugal. The Research Centre aims to set Católica apart from other Portuguese law schools in its way of thinking about and carrying out legal research. We are committed to a paradigm that stresses teamwork, interdisciplinary research, and a transnational focus.


The Career Office aims to promote contact between students and potential employers through a unique and customised service, which helps identify and achieve each student’s professional goals; make available a broad set of activities that are designed to help students. 


Student services

Admission Team and Students' Office:


Phone: (+351) 214 269 860

Housing services


Library services

João Paulo II Library (BUJPII)

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contacts: (+351) 217 214 016 |

Student Life

Campus life

Superbly located on the north bank of the Tagus River, Lisbon is peppered with magnificent monuments of great importance reflecting the cultural richness of the country’s history.

The attractions of this city are countless, starting with the various contrasting architectural styles, traditional restaurants, bars and iconic cafes, cozy bookshops to the busy markets.

In addition to the Faculty facilities, CGSL students, staff and visitors may also make use the following campus amenities:

  • BUJPII – The João Paulo II Library
  • Book Store
  • Stationery Store
  • Photocopy Center (Duplix)
  • Student Support Office (GApA)
  • Card Issuing Office
  • Canteens and Bars
  • Chaplaincy
  • Women's Hall of Residence (RUF)
  • Academic Registery
  • Finance Services

Student clubs

The European Law Students Association (ELSA).



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