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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Administrative Law I


Administrative law is the law to the control of governmental power and to ensure that the administration effectively performs the tasks.



Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 7

Year | Type of course unit | Language

2 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Public Administration Science

Political Science

Comparative administrative law

Professional Internship



The rule of law and the administrative law. The concept of administrative law and public administration. The core of administrative law. An historical perspective. The administrative system. Characteristics of the portuguese administrative law. The legal and the principles of the constitution of the administrative organization. The sources of administrative law. The administrative organization. Analysis of the portuguese administrative organization. Public authorities. The central government. Local government. Public corporations. Public-private partnerships. Agencies. Governmental departments. Decision-makers who are independent from the government. The administrative capacity. Delegation of powers. All the conduct of the executive. 


To transmit the necessary skills so that students may know the various public agencies and public bodies and their form of action. To study the control which the courts exercise over the institutions which perform public law functions.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

The classes assume a very practical aspect and the resolution of practical cases. The assessment is be continuos, including two mini-tests with the rate of 50% each and the participation of students. Final examination.

The classes are oriented in order to reconcile the theoretical exposition of the contents with case study and analysis of doctrinal and case-law texts. Students are encouraged by discussing and preparing some themes and the study of the jurisprudence.


  • Sousa, Nuno J. Vasconcelos Albuquerque-Noções de Direito Administrativo.2ªed. Coimbra:Gestlegal. 2020.
  • Freitas do Amaral, Diogo- Curso de Direito Administrativo. 4ª ed. Coimbra:Almedina, 2016.
  • Otero, Paulo-Manual de Direito Administrativo, I.Coimbra:Almedina,2016
  • Otero, Paulo- Direito do Procedimento Administrativo, I, Coimbra:Almedina, 2016
  • Vieira de Andrade, J.C.- Lições de Direito Administrativo. 6ª ed. Coimbra: Imprensa da UC, 2020
  • Costa Gonçalves, P.- Manual de Direito Administrativo,v.I. Coimbra: Almedina. reimpr. 2020
  • Francisco de Sousa,A.-Manual de Direito Administrativo. Porto:Vida Económica. 2020

Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


Maria do Rosário Anjos

3ª f.       18-19 h


Carlos Abreu Amorim

5ª f.     18-19 h


Nuno de Sousa

4ª f. 14-15 h