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Universidade Católica Portuguesa School of Law Lisbon, Portugal

Cornell Law School may send two students to the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UPC), with preference going to students wishing to attend during the spring semester ("Second Term").

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon was the place where the first step toward globalization was taken centuries ago, with the beginning of the European exploration of the new world. At the same time, Lisbon has a vibrant modern ambiance, affordable living costs, and sits poised as the geographical and strategic bridge between Europe and the United States.

Academic Calendar

Second Term:  Early-January  - Late-April
First Term:  Mid-September - Late-December

Courses and Credits

Students may select courses from the two LL.M. programs offered at the UPC Law School--LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context and Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law.

For credit purposes, 700 minutes of lecture time equals one Cornell semester credit. Earning a total of 12 Cornell credits (the maximum for J.D. students) thus requires a total of 8,400 minutes of lecture in the courses chosen.

Further Information

Interested students should consult the UCP website for more details.