Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law (CEID)

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law | Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Direito is a research unit of generalist scope at Católica Law School whose mission is to promote key changes to the traditional paradigm of legal research in Portugal. The Centre aims to set Católica apart from other Portuguese law schools in its way of thinking about and carrying out legal research. We are committed to a paradigm that stresses a transnational focus teamwork and interdisciplinary research. The innovative and transnational nature of the Centre is evident in (i) the international publications of its members (several having obtained national and international awards) (ii) the launching of the first bilingual and peer reviewed Portuguese legal journals (Católica Law Review and Market and Competition Law Review) (iii) the multiple national and international projects selected and funded by national and European institutions and (iv) the partnerships established with prestigious supranational institutions. Católica's research projects are focused on issues with a relevant societal impact and that are key in the making of the future of law such as intergenerational justice maritime affairs the future of European integration and artificial intelligence. The Centre is also conscious of the fundamentally practical dimension of law having launched an EU Law Observatory and a Centre for Legal Opinions.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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