ENCODE YOUR LEGAL PRACTICE
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AI&LAW

ONLINE COURSE

 

The Intensive Postgraduate Course confers a high degree of specialisation in cross-cutting, non-regional legal issues, enabling students to take part in the international scientific debate. The first programme of this series addresses the following topic AI in Legal Practice and its Regulation.


Our programme has a distinct structure from the other postgraduate courses offered at FDUL. The following differences stand out:

 

  • Limited number of students, estimated to be no more than 40 students per programme;
  • Modular structure;
  • Professors from ULisboa and other national and foreign universities, as well as recognised experts in the area;
  • Full teaching in English;
  • Hybrid: in-person and online. 

 

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE > 31 July 2022

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Course Details
COORDINATION

Scientific Coordination
Prof. Doutor Paulo de Sousa Mendes

Executive Coordination
Prof. Doutor João Marques Martins

Paulo de Sousa Mendes
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
João Marques Martins
AI for Lawyers and Prosecutors
Alexandre Zavaglia
AI for Lawyers and Prosecutors
Ana Alves Leal
AI & Contracts
António da Costa Gomes
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
Célia Marques dos Santos
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
Daniel McNamee
Basics of AI
Francisco de Andrade
AI & Liability
Giulia Lasagni
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
Gonzalo Polavieja
Basics of AI
João Ferreira
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
Jorge Silva Martins
AI & Contracts
Manuel Lopes Rocha
AI & Intelectual Property
Marcello di Bello
AI for Judges and Arbitrators
Maria João Melícias
AI & COMPETITION LAW
Miguel Sousa Ferro
AI & Competition Law
Park Memming
Basics of AI
Paul de Hert
AI & Liability
Ricardo Ribeiro
Basics of AI
Roger Brownsword
AI Regulation
Sofia Casimiro
AI Regulation
Sofia Pinto
Basics of AI
Vítor Palmela Fidalgo
AI & Intelectual Property
1ST SEMESTER
BASICS OF AI

1st Week - Syllabus

  • Daniel McNamee/Park Memming/Gonzalo Polavieja
2nd Week - Syllabus
  • Sofia Pinto/Ricardo Ribeiro
   
AI REGULATION
3rd Week - Syllabus
  • Sofia Casimiro
4th Week - Syllabus
  • Roger Brownsword
   
AI FOR JUDGES AND ARBITRATORS
5th Week - Syllabus
  • Paulo de Sousa Mendes/António da Costa Gomes/Célia Marques dos Santos/João Ferreira
6th Week - Syllabus
  • Marcello Di Bello/Giulia Lasagni
   
AI FOR LAWYERS AND PROSECUTORS
7th Week - Syllabus
  • João Marques Martins
8th Week - Syllabus
  • Alexandre Zavaglia

 

 
2ND SEMESTER
AI & CONTRACTS
9th Week - Syllabus
  • Ana Alves Leal
10th Week - Syllabus
  • Jorge Silva Martins
   
AI & LIABILITY
11th Week - Syllabus
  • Paul de Hert
12th Week - Syllabus
  • Francisco Andrade
   
AI & COMPETITION LAW
13th Week - Syllabus
  • Miguel Sousa Ferro
14th Week - Syllabus
  • Maria João Melícias
   
AI & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
15th Week - Syllabus
  • Vítor Palmela Fidalgo
16th Week - Syllabus
  • Manuel Lopes Rocha
   
SCHEDULE

Check the detailed schedule here:

Schedule AI & LAW 2022/23
REGULATIONS FOR INTENSIVE POST-GRADUATE COURSES OF THE FACULTY OF LAW OF LISBON
PREAMBLE

 

Article 1
(Object)

These regulation concerns the Postgraduate Course “AI in Legal Practice and Its
Regulation” (hereinafter PC) taught by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (hereinafter FDUL).

Article 2
(Access)

1- Candidates may apply to the PC if they hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
2- Applications from students who, during the postgraduate programme, are undergraduate finalists may be considered and, depending on the curricular information, accepted.

Article 3
(Vacancies)

1 - In each academic year, up to 40 places are available for the PC.
2 - The number of places is announced on FDUL's website.


Article 4
(Application rules)


1 - Applications to the PC are submitted within the deadline set by order of the Dean, to be published on FDUL's website.
2 - Candidates enclose the following documents with their application: a) Certificate of academic degree (or, if this is not yet available, a certificate with the
grades obtained so far);
b) School, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, with a copy of the documents to which they refer;
c) All other documents required by the competent services.

 
Article 5
(Consideration of applications)

1 - The criteria governing the assessment of applications is defined by the course coordinators.
2 - The criteria attach relevance to the educational, scientific and professional curriculum of the candidate.

Article 6
(Registration)

1 - The Dean sets, for each school year, the dates for the enrolment, as well as any extensions of the deadline for this purpose.
2 - A letter of acceptance may be issued before enrolment to those admitted who prove that the conditions for access are fulfilled in accordance with these Regulation.

Article 7
Course structure and syllabus

1 – The PC programme is composed of eight modules, four per semester, each module containing two course units.
2 - In each course unit there is a teaching time of 6 hours per week, distributed by Friday afternoon and Saturday.
3 - The programme and bibliography of each course unit is defined by the professor and published on the FDUL website.
4 - Attendance of isolated PC modules may be allowed.
 
Article 8
(Duration of programme)

The PC lasts for two semesters.

Article 9
(Teaching language)

Course units are taught in English.

Article 10
(Lecturers)

1 - Teaching shall be provide by teaching staff whose academic and/or professional curriculum shows a high degree of specialisation in the subjects taught in the course units under their supervision.
2 - The teaching staff shall be made up of FDUL professors, but also professors from other national and foreign universities, as well as non-PhD specialists with recognised professional experience, preferably chosen from among FDUL's prestigious alumni.
 
Article 11
(Classes)

Classes may be attended in person or through telematic means.

Article 12
(Evaluation)

1- Students may submit a paper for evaluation until the 30th of June, which shall deal with the subjects taught in the course.
2- The paper should be no longer than 20 pages, excluding bibliography, Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 spacing.
3- The paper will be assessed by the lecturer responsible for the module in which the topic addressed by the paper has been taught.

Article 13
(Certification)

1 – Students who complete the PC shall be awarded a bilingual diploma which shall read "Postgraduate Diploma - Diploma de Pós-Graduação".
2 - Students who take one, two or three PC modules shall be awarded a certificate of attendance for the respective module(s).
3- Students who have submitted a paper for evaluation will be awarded a diploma with mark, that corresponds to the paper’s mark, according to the qualitative/quantitative grades: Sufficient (from 10 to 13); Good (14 and 15); Very Good (16 and 17); Excellent (18 to 20).

Article 14
(Coordinators)

1 - On the proposal of the Scientific Board, the Dean of FDUL shall appoint a Scientific Coordinator and an Executive Coordinator for the course.
2 - It is the responsibility of the Coordinators to:
a) Coordinate the operation of the course;
b) Coordinate with the School's bodies the general direction of the course;
c) Exercise all other competences conferred by law, by deliberation of the University bodies, by the Scientific Council and by these regulations.
d) Decide on complaints and exhibitions regarding the functioning of the course;
e) Propose to the competent bodies of the School measures within the scope of the course; and
f) Propose to the competent bodies of the School the approval of regulatory standards for the study cycle.
 
Article 15
(Cases of omission)

Subject to the provisions of the law, cases not covered by these Regulations shall be included by resorting to the FDUL Master's and Doctoral Degree Regulations, if these are not sufficient, by applying the University of Lisbon's Postgraduate Studies Regulations, and if these are not sufficient, by an Order of the Coordinating Professor for Postgraduate Studies, to be submitted to the Scientific Board.
Interactive lectures, problem-based approach
Hybrid: in-person or online
Teachers & Specialists of 6 nationalities
Learn from experts in diverse fields of knowledge
Students from different countries
Entirely taught in English
Application & Fees
APPLICATION PERIOD

Until 31 July 2022

  • Limited number of places
  • Selection of candidates will be announced until 5th August 2022
Costs

TUITION FEES

 

  • Amount: € 1.200 (€150/module)
  • Payment:
    • With registration (15% discount), or
    • €500 with the registration + €350 by the start of the course and €350 by the 1st of January



OTHER FEES AND EXPENSES

 

  • Application fee (non-refundable): € 100
  • Insurance: € 2
Access conditions and Requirements

CONDITIONS


1/ The following persons can apply to study for the postgraduate programme:

  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the programme’s topic;
  • Holders of a 1st study cycle foreign higher education degree in a field related to the programme’s topic which is administered in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a country which has adopted this Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher education degree in a field related to the programme’s topic that is recognised as satisfying the objectives of the Bachelor's degree by the coordination of the programme;
  • Applications from students who, during the postgraduate programme, are undergraduate finalists may be considered and, depending on the curricular information, accepted.


2/ Capacity to use the English language for communication and academic work.



DOCUMENTATION FOR APPLICATIONS

 

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. English proficiency certificate (if you have one);
  3. Citizen’s card or identity card, or passport in the case of foreign students;
  4. Passport-sized photo;
  5. Certificate of completion of a Bachelor’s degree, containing the final grade average and a list of subjects, or, if you have not yet finished your degree, a certificate listing the subjects you have passed and the grades for each;
  6. Certificate of completion of a Master’s degree, containing the final grade and a list of subjects (if applicable);
  7. Certificate of completion of postgraduate courses (if applicable);
  8. Link to the website of the publisher, journal, or review where you have published books or scientific papers (if applicable). This information may be included in the curriculum vitae.

 

Application Instructions

APPLICATION PORTAL


All applications must be submitted via the University’s academic management system:
FenixEdu application platform

 

INSTRUCTIONS


FENIX - Applications Manual

SUPPORT CONTACTS


If you have any doubts regarding the submission of an application, do not hesitate to contact the Academic Division of FDUL:
ai-and-law@fd.ulisboa.pt

Observations
  • Applications will only be analysed after the application fee has been paid.
  • FDUL's Academic Division will contact all candidates via e-mail, regardless of whether their application contains any irregularity, or has been correctly submitted.
  • Once the application is approved, each student will automatically receive an institutional email (example@campus.ul.pt), and this will be the official channel for receiving notifications about the Programme. The student will be able to access this email through University of Lisbon's Webmail or by configuring receipt on other platforms, such as Gmail.
Partnerships
The Postgraduate Programme is supported through partnerships by several leading Portuguese institutions.
Lisbon & FDUL
FDUL

The University of Lisbon School of Law is distinguished by the quality and recognised merit of the teaching staff, the accuracy and innovation of the curricula, the insistence on a practical approach to learning, the capacity of social, economic and political influence of the professionals who studied here and the cosmopolitan openness.

The School of Law offers specialised and advanced training (an LL.M. in European Legal Practice, career-focused Master’s and a research-focused Master’s, Ph.D. and post-doctoral programmes) in postgraduate programmes in new and interdisciplinary fields, always seeking to maintain a high level of cultural and scientific training.

Every year the School organises conferences on current issues or legal reforms in the process of implementation and invests in the exchange and international cooperation with Brazil, African Portuguese-speaking countries, several European countries, the United States of America, India and China.

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What beauties doth Lisboa first unfold!

Her image floating on the noble tide,

Which poets vainly pave with sands of gold.

Lord Byron (Ada Lovelace’s father)
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CONTACTS

Alameda da Universidade
Cidade Universitária
1649-014 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 913 345 001 (Phone / WhatsApp)