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Message from the HoR

IJP - Portucalense Institute for Legal Research was created in 2007 and is a neo-materialist, empirical studies research unit. Home to more than one hundred researchers, IJP has an outstanding record of research fundraising. IJP is the host and Depository of "The Legal Research Units Network", a web of cutting hedge legal research units across the world, gathering hundreds of legal researchers worldwide, is a member of the American Society of Comparative Law and participates in several other international research networks.

IJP is proud to be the only ISO 9001:2008 certified Legal Research Unit in Portugal and one of the few, in the world, to present this Excellence stamp, assuring our partners, students and researchers, about the quality of activities we perform.

Through the work of its Researchers, Research Groups, Project Teams and Global Network, IJP is in the forefront of 21st century Epistemology development, breaking new ground in Research Methodology and developing bold and visionary data collection solutions, creating new knowledge to enrich the Humankind Patrimony, under a strict Open Access Policy. The IJP flagship publication, Portucalense Law Journal is the only Portuguese Law Journal included in the Portuguese Open Access Repository established by the Portuguese Science Foundation.

Science is no longer monothematic. To understand the universe one must have a Global, Holistic approach. That’s what we have. That’s what we do. And it’s with that approach that we feed our teaching departments with cutting edge knowledge, delivering our Global graduates with the Global Holistic knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a Global world.


 See you soon In Oporto.

 José Caramelo Gomes

 LLB, LLM, MPhil, PhD, LLD, HoR




Portucalense Institute for Legal Research

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 541/619

4200-072 Porto


Phone: +351 22 557 21 93

URL: www.ijp.upt.pt

e-mail: André Pereira Matos (Secretary-general): amatos@upt.pt







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