Persons And Family Law


- to know the main institutes of the Law of Individuals and Collective Persons and the corresponding legislation;

- develop the capacity to manipulate the technical and legal mechanisms of judgment and decision-making on issues related to personality rights and people's ability;

- develop the capacity to reason and argue by analyzing the main theories applied to case studies;

- to be able to act professionally and adequately in administrative or judicial instances, through the use of legal tools (acts, processes and procedures);

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Miguel Alexandre Calado de Azevedo Moura


Weekly - 4.5

Total - Available soon

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ABRANTES, José João. Direitos Fundamentais da Pessoa Humana no Trabalho Em especial a reserva da intimidade da vida privada. Algumas Questões. Coimbra: Almedina.

ALMEIDA, Carlos Ferreira de Almeida. Contratos III: Contratos de Liberalidade, de Cooperação e  de Risco. Coimbra: Almedina.

ANDRADE, Manuel A. Domingues de. Teoria Geral da Relação Jurídica. Vol. II. Coimbra: Almedina.

CAMPOS, Diogo Leite de. Lições de Direito da Família. Coimbra: Almedina.

CARVALHO, Orlando de.  Para uma Teoria da Relação Jurídica Civil. Coimbra: Centelha.

CORDEIRO, António Menezes Cordeiro. Teoria Geral do Direito Civil. Lisboa: AAFDL.

FERNANDES, Luis A. Carvalho. Teoria Geral do Direito Civil. Lisboa: UCP.

HÖRSTER, Heinrich Ewald. A Parte Geral do Código Civil Português. Coimbra: Almedina.

LIMA, Pires de. VARELA, J. Antunes. Código Civil Anotado. Vol. I. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora.

LIMA, Pires de. VARELA, J. Antunes. Código Civil Anotado. Vol. II. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora.

MACEDO, Manuel Vilar de. Regime Civil das Pessoas Colectivas. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora.

MARTINS, João Zenha Martins. Das Associações Sem Personalidade Jurídica. Coimbra: Almedina.

MOTA PINTO, Carlos Alberto da. Teoria Geral do Direito Civil. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora.

VASCONCELOS, Pedro Pais de. Teoria Geral do Direito Civil. Coimbra: Almedina.


Decreto-lei 47344/66 de 25-11 - Código Civil

Referências Jurisprudenciais serão feitas nos sumários das aulas, estando acessíveis a partir do sítio

Teaching method

One of the Guiding Principles of Teaching Methodology of the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, which will be adopted in the Law of People and Family Law, refers to the preference for theoretical-practical classes combined with debates and structured class.

The lectures will be preceded by texts and documents (notably case studies decided by the Portuguese Courts and by the European Court of Human Rights), previously elaborated and / or selected and shared with the students by E-Learning (moodle), making possible participation active in the questioning, interpretation and discussion of the issues.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be based on the weighting of written assignments, oral participation and compulsory Final Written Examination, which will take into account the mastery of the subject, the ability to analyze and synthesize its content, the creativity in linking it to other subjects of the course or to other sources of knowledge, as well as written communication skills.

Subject matter

The proposed program content corresponds to the Institutes of Law of Juridical Relations and Family Law, which are included in Books I and IV, respectively, of the Portuguese Civil Code, to contemplate the basic elements that the student needs to know in order to familiarize himself with these contents.

Such institutes have conceptual autonomy that act in constant intra and interdisciplinarity in order to make it possible to promote the capacity to cross the socio-normative dimensions internal and external to this area of knowledge.

The use of pedagogical strategies, such as case studies, helps to enable students to handle technical and legal mechanisms for judgment and decision-making and prepares them to act adequately in different administrative or judicial proper use of processes, acts and procedures.


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