Teresa Pizarro Beleza
The Faculty of Law was established by ministerial order (Despacho nº164/ME/1996, 17th July), under the auspices of Minister of Education3 Marçal Grilo. The Faculty's new governing bodies were created by a founding commission, which also compiled its Statutes and Regulations, chaired by Diogo Freitas do Amaral.
The Faculty of Law was created with view to becoming a pioneer in legal science and education in Portugal. It promotes the study of new subjects and aims to respond adequately to the increasing demands of legal practice and the job market.