The program promotes systematic studies and deeper insights into Law science, intended to:
In order to achieve its purposes, the program will look at:
a) an investigation on the role of the State and of political-philosophical and sociological trends underlying it, including the assessment of the profound changes experienced by the contemporary society;
b) a systematic and deep analysis of the theory of fundamental rights from a legal and constitutional perspective, especially regarding their efficiency and effectiveness;
c) a study of the main theories of Justice and Law, aiming at the understanding and a comprehensive administration of major issues related to Constitutional Theory and fundamental rights;
d) an analysis of the theory of jurisdiction, especially from the perspective of instrumentality and effectiveness of the process, aiming at achieving the foundational values and fundamental rights stated in the constitution.
The Graduate Program in Law offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees and is structured in two areas of concentration:
1) Constitutional Foundations of Public and Private Law, with two lines of research dealing, respectively, with Efficiency and Effective Enforcement of the Constitution and Fundamental Rights in Public and Private Law and Hermeneutics, Justice and Constitutional State, Science, Technology & Innovation;
2) General Theory of Jurisdiction and Procedural Law, with emphasis on the line of research of Jurisdiction, Effectiveness and Instrumentality of Judicial Proceedings.
In this context, the program’s courses address rigorous and critical studies in Law, Justice, the public policies and the relations between State, Law and Society, as well as instruments and procedures necessary for inclusive citizenship, represented by the effective enforcement of human and fundamental rights and Democracy.