University, Judicial and European Court

Judicial Court

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As a Judicial Court, the aim is to shorten the distance between justice and teaching, to approach legal learning and judicial practice.

The fact that it is a normal judicial court implies that experience and innovation rest on the existing judicial structures:

- The judges and public prosecutors will be magistrates chosen by the leading organs according to a special procedure; - The results of the project will be even more positive if there is a personal commitment by the magistrates (for instance: judges from superior courts should be available to establish a dialogue with the students, teachers and researchers, cooperating in legal research as well as in jurisprudence and doctrinal research);

- Protocols between the Ministry of Justice and the University of Coimbra will allow the judges to be professors, teaching law at the University of Coimbra. This is also valid for some lawyers, who will also teach at the University of Coimbra.