Master's in Law and Management

The law of success

Presentation

The Master’s in Law and Management is a creation of a partnership bringing together Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) and NOVA School of Law (NOVA Law).

Understanding the economic world in which advocacy and consultancy is located implies the ability to provide information built on rigorous, complete and increasingly interdisciplinary expertise. The course covers four of the five areas of Business Management. Regarding Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance are the core of the training and three complementary tracks are presented to the student, in order to enable micro specializations and reinforce the global understanding of companies and businesses. Due to the restricted numerus clausus, learning is personalized, based on the most relevant subjects and international best practices and does not abdicate from providing a solid conceptual and methodological formation. Autonomy and hands-on training is encouraged.

 
This master’s is taught in English.

Coordination

Pedro Caetano Nunes

Vasco Santos

Claire Bright

Scientific Commission

President: Vasco Santos (common core Management) | Board Members: Rita Calçada Pires (tax path e non-taught componente) | Pedro Caetano Nunes (financial path common core Law) | Claire Bright (Emerging technologies: governance and regulation )


Goals

The Master in Law and Management targets development of an integrated dialogue of the legal universe with the business context. It ensures the appropriation of the essential concepts and methodologies of management and integrates them into the know-how and the legal-business discourse. It aims to stimulate a critical, innovative, complex and interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, providing the necessary tools to predict corporate problems and to design planning solutions that are able to solve the complex and interdisciplinary issues that arise in the business and corporate environment of today.


Target Applicant

Law graduates who, in their professional career, want to combine legal and management areas. Candidates with a background in law will be given preference in admission. However, holders of any bachelor’s degree or equivalent are eligible to apply.


Timetable

This course is taught during working hours*.

*Some Optional Curricular Units may have schedules that do not match the timetable of the course


Certification

Study Cycle Degree A3ES Decision Number of Years Publication of the A3ES decision DGES registration number Regulation/Study Plan

Law and Management

Master

accredited

6

R/A-Cr 211/2011/AL03 de 30/08/2021

Order n.º 981/2021 of 23 November

Testimonials

My choice of the Master in Law and Management proved rewarding. The program allowed me not only to improve my training as a lawyer, but also to become acquainted with Business Management. It became instrumental in my choice of a career path: I am a business lawyer operating in the corporate world. I underscore that the program covers Leadership, Strategy, Negotiation, and develops soft skills that I deem crucially important. These, together with the rigor and excellence that are hallmarks of NOVA, became the foundations of my successful career.
Patrícia Assunção Soares
PhD Student at NOVA School of Law and Lawyer at Una Seguros
Economic concepts are of the essence for a business lawyer, who uses them daily in her or his professional activity. The Master in Law and Management is unique in its multidisciplinary approach, leading to a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by corporations in their business dealings. I recommend this master’s program to those who having earned an undergraduate degree now wish to be challenged, value rigorous thinking, enjoy close engagement with lecturers, and value a practical approach to law training.
Bruna Relvas Moreira
Lawyer at PLMJ

Curricular Plan

The taught component consists of 60 ECTS, of which 24 correspond to mandatory courses in Management and 12 ECTS in Law. Students must also complete 12 ECTS in subjects of restricted option, completing the course with 12 ECTS in subjects to choose freely from NOVA School of Law’s offer (subject to availability).

1st Semester / 2nd Semester – Taught ComponentECTS
Mandatory Courses
Law
Corporate Governance6
Mergers & Acquisitions6
Management
Accounting and Corporate Finance9
Business Economics6
Business Management6
Negotiation (Strategy)3
Elective Courses
TAX
Corporate Tax Law6
International Tax Law6
Tax Practice6
Financial
Financial Instruments Law4
Risk Management in Financial Contracts4
Fintech4
ESG Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability
Business, Human Rights and Sustainability4
Energy, Climate and the Just Transition4
Data Protection and Management Law*6
Emerging technologies: governance and regulation4

*Data Protection and Management Law is a course offered by NOVA School of Law’s Jean Monnet Module on European Union Data Protection Law in Portugal (DataporEU).

3rd Semester – ResearchECTS
Mandatory 
Dissertation, internship at national or international institution or project work.40

Opportunity to benefit from the THEMIS NETWORK international experience.
Three core elements: a semester abroad, an international internship and the THEMIS seminar.

Tuition Fees

  • Total Tuition Fee – National and International Student: 6300.00€;
  • Annual fee for the taught component – National and International Student: 4700.00€;
  • Total Semester Tuition Fee for Non-curricular phase: 1600.00€;
  • Tuition Fee for Additional Non-Curricular semester – National and International Student: 1000.00€;
  • Extension of the non-curricular phase (90 days): 600€

Reading of this information does not exempt consultation of the full documentation regarding fees, emoluments and taxes for the academic year in question.

Tuition fees are annual and due in full upon enrolment in the course. Payment in instalments is allowed for students’ mere convenience.

In the case of withdrawal from the course, the amounts already paid are not refundable. The remaining tuition fee payments due for the academic year to which the application relates must also be paid.

Only in situations where the applicant does not complete the degree which they are applying for (in these cases, the applicant must submit a declaration from the institution of higher education by September), the amounts paid for the tuition fee will be reimbursed (application fee, School insurance and administrative costs are not reimbursed).

Payments must be made via ATM or through PayPal* using the references available in the reserved area. Failure to pay tuition fees within the time limits indicated results in an increase in the amount to be settled and/or the suspension of enrolment and registration, as well as the invalidity of all curricular acts practised in the academic year in which the non-compliance is not respected.

Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a one-off initial payment at the time of registration receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid.

*Paypal payments are validated automatically; Multibanco payments will be validated up to 48 hours after the payment


Merit Awards

Merit Awards are awarded to:

  • Candidates whose final average admission to a 2nd study cycle at NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and ranking by the appropriate jury, is equal to or higher than 17 points (on a scale of 0/20) and who enrol and attend the same course, benefit from an award in cash corresponding to 50% of the tuition fee for the taught component of the Master’s degree.
  • Candidates whose final average admission to a 2nd study cycle at NOVA School of Law, according to assessment and ranking by the appropriate jury, is equal to or higher than 16 points (on a scale of 0/20) and who enrol and attend the same course, benefit from an award in cash corresponding to 30% of the tuition fee for the taught component of the Master’s degree.

In the non-taught phase, three prizes for academic merit are awarded (by master’s degree or area of specialization, in the case of the Master’s Degree in Law). These awards assume the completion of the taught component within the stipulated time.

  • The best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the non-taught phase benefits from an award in cash corresponding to 100% of the tuition fee for the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The second-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the non-taught phase, benefits from an award in cash corresponding to 60% of the tuition fee, corresponding to the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree;
  • The third-best student of the taught component of each study cycle or specialization area of a study cycle who continues and attends the non-taught phase of the Master’s degree.


Emoluments/Charges and Taxes Fees

  • Application fee: 51.00€
  • Administrative costs per registration/enrolment (each year): 35.00€
  • Institution insurance (each year): 3.00€
  • Registration Certificate: 6.00 €
  • Improvement grade exam: 15.00 €/enrolement
  • Conclusion Certificate: 50€

Applications

2022/2023

Length 3 Semesters

100 ECTS

Taught in English

Places: 40 places

Applications from students who prove they will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) by September 2020 will be accepted.


1st Phase of Applications:

  • Submission of applications: From 1 to 28 February 2022
  • Announcement of placements: 9 March 2022
  • Complaint about placements: From 9 to 16 March 2022
  • Enrolment: From 16 to 22 March 2022


2nd Phase of Applications:

  • Submission of applications: From 1 to 26 April 2022
  • Announcement of placements: 9 May 2022
  • Complaint about placements: From 9 to 16 May 2022
  • Enrolment: From 16 to 23 May 2022


Requirements

Holders of a bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) or legal equivalent.


Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected according to the following parameters:

  • Final grade of the degree which the applicant is applying with (50%);
  • Relevance and suitability of previous background to the master’s degree course with regard to the pluridisciplinary nature of the course (50%); the jury assigns each applicant a grade of 0 to 20, based on analysis of the letter of motivation and curriculum vitae. If necessary, the members of the jury may decide to conduct an interview with all or some of the applicants. Due consideration is given to: (i) a degree in Law, (ii) for post-Bologna graduates, a degree corresponding to at least 240 ECTS;
  • Applicants with a rating lower than 9.5 will automatically be excluded.


Submission of Applications (Online):

  • Completion of the application form (online);
  • Payment of the application fee using the ATM or Paypal* reference provided (51.00€);
  • Online submission of the following documents: motivation letter, curriculum vitae (European model), copy of the course(s) certificate(s); copy of the tax number identification card; copy of the Identification Card;
  • Applicants conditioned upon the conclusion of the bachelor’s degree must submit an interim academic transcript showing the subjects already completed and their final grades discriminated and a declaration under oath stating the course, school, expected average and the the conclusion date. In addition, a statement from the institution of higher education where they are attending the degree should be submitted, proving their academic situation;
  • Applicants with foreign qualifications must send an academic transcript showing the coefficient of performance or a statement with the final average of the degree. Applicants are conditioned to the respective formal recognition or equivalence of the foreign qualification by a competent Portuguese authority, under the regime of the Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16 (certificate or proof of submission of the request to be presented until September).
  • Applicants who do not report the final grade average, expected or completed will be graded with a minimum score of 10 on the 0-20 scale.
  • During the application, candidates must submit a request for accreditation of academic qualifications and professional experience obtained before entering the study cycle. For this purpose, the applicant must complete the appropriate form and attach all relevant documentation. When the request for accreditation occurs at the time of the application, the accreditation is not a sufficient condition to be accepted into the study cycle and only can be granted after the admission into the study cycle, in the same study cycle only.
  • All documents must be presented in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, and endorsed by the competent authority of the State where the document originates.

*Paypal payments are validated automatically; Multibanco payments will be validated up to 48 hours after the payment

Applications omitting the documents requested or where the application fee has not been paid will be rejected. 

Applications on the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

Any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email: apoio.candidato@novalaw.unl.pt.

Readmissions

Readmission is the act by which a student, after interruption of studies in an institution/course of higher education, enrols in the same institution and enrols in the same course or in a course which has replaced it.


SCHOOL YEAR 2021/2022

Requirements:

Students who can apply for readmission to any cycle of studies:

  • Must have already been enrolled and enrolled at the NOVA School of Law, in the same course or in a course in which they are already registered, without having completed it
  • Must not have been enrolled in that course in the previous academic year to the one in which they intend to be readmitted to
  • Those students whose registration has lapsed due to the requirements in force may apply for readmission once two school semesters have elapsed since the date of the regulations

The Faculty reserves the right to refuse readmission to applications from students whose curricular record indicates serious difficulties in adapting to the study plan in force and to the type of teaching provided at the NOVA School of Law. Requests from students who are in debt to the Faculty for tuition fees or any other amounts will be rejected, subject to the provisions of Law Nº. 75/2019, of September 2.


Deadlines for submission of applications:
2nd semester 2021/2022

 

Submission of the application

From 14 to 23 January 2022

Announcement of placements

28 January 2022

Complaint about placements

28 January to 04 February 2022

Enrolment

07 to 11 February 2022


Instructions for submitting the application (online):

The application is submitted online through the website of NOVA School of Law by filling in a form and uploading the necessary documents, namely:

  • Online submission of a simple photocopy of the citizen card or passport (international applicants)
  • Payment of the application fee through the Multibanco/PayPal* references that will appear during the application process 70.00€ (non-refundable)

The student must print proof of the online application, essential for any subsequent steps.

*Paypal payments are validated automatically; Multibanco payments will be validated up to 48 hours after the payment


Fees and Emoluments

 

Fee

70,00€

Administrative cost per enrolment/registration (annual)

35,00€

School insurance

  3,00€

Registration certificate

  6,00€

Note: to these amounts must be added the annual fees applicable to the study cycle relevant to the academic year 2021/22 (see the relevant notice).

Tuition fees are fixed annually by the General Council of the NOVA University Lisbon.

The reading of this information does not exempt consultation of the relevant legislation and regulations, the public notice of fees, and the table of fees in force of the respective school year.

Applications that are not accompanied by all the documents or whose fee has not been paid will automatically be rejected.


Regulations Applicable:
Decree-Law Nº. 36/2014, of March 10th, altered by Decree-Law Nº. 62/2018, of August 6th, and Regulation Nº. 436/2020, of April 28th, of the NOVA School of Law.

Applications through the NOVA School of Law applications portal.