Civil Procedure Law


The course aims to provide the student with a detailed view of the common form of declaratory action in its different phases, as the matrix of the civil process, with a view to the knowledge of the chain of acts that culminates in obtaining a decision from a court before a request for protection of subjective legal situations.


General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Cura Mariano


Weekly - 4.5

Total - 54

Teaching language



Not Applicable


José Lebre de FreitasA Ação Declarativa Comum, 4.ª ed., Gestlegal, 2017.


José Lebre de Freitas e Isabel AlexandreCódigo de Processo Civil Anotado, vol. I e II, 3.ª ed., Coimbra Editora, 2014 e Almedina 2018.


Rui PintoCódigo de Processo Civil Anotado, vol. I e II, Almedina, 2018.


Paulo Ramos de Faria e Ana Luísa LoureiroPrimeiras Notas ao Código de Processo Civil, vol. I e II, Almedina, 2014. 


António Santos Abrantes Geraldes, Paulo Pimenta e Luís Filipe Pires de Sousa, Código de Processo Civil Anotado, vol. I, 2.ª ed., Almedina, 2020.


Paulo PimentaProcesso Civil Declarativo, 2.ª ed., Almedina, 2018 (reimpressão).


Francisco Manuel Lucas Ferreira de AlmeidaDireito Processual Civil, vol. I (3.ª ed.) e II (2.ª ed.), Almedina, 2019.


Rita Lobo Xavier, Elementos de Direito Processual Teoria Geral, Princípios, Pressupostos, 2.ª ed., Universidade Católica Editora, 2018.


Jorge Augusto Pais do AmaralDireito Processual Civil, 15.ª ed., Almedina, 2020.


António Júlio CunhaDireito Processual Civil Declarativo, 2.ª ed., Quid iuris, 2015.


E-books do CEJ, acessíveis em


  - Balanço do novo Código de Processo Civil.


  - O Novo Processo Civil Cadernos I, II, III, IV e V.

Teaching method

The teaching is in class and the classes are theoretical-practical. 

The Socratic Mitigated Method is adopted. This means that the classes must be prepared by the students in advance, based on the elements previously indicated and distributed. The discussions in the classes focus mainly on practical issues related to the subject previously studied. The practical discussion can be preceded, whenever necessary, by a brief theoretical framework. 

During the semester there is a simulation of the processing of a declarative action with the voluntary participation of all the students. 

Evaluation method

The final grade will result from the average (rounded off to the nearest whole number) of a written examination grade on all the subjects given up to one week before it is taken and the grade of an ongoing evaluation, when this is higher than the examination grade.  

The continuous evaluation grade will take into account class participation, work done and a written test.

If there is no continuous assessment score, due to lack of elements, or if it is lower than the written exam score, only the exam score will be valid.


Subject matter

I. Introduction


II. Phase of the Artuculates


III. Procedural Assumptions


IV. Intermediate Stage 


V. Phase of Intruction


VI. Phase of Discussion and Trial


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