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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Civil Procedure Law I


This course aims at providing the tools to grasp the fundamental knowledge of procedural law, namelly the understanding of the specificity of the procedural relation and the structural aspects of an action in law, with a strong emphasis on the main concepts of general legal procedural theory, thus allowing students to acquire solid bases not just for further study of civil procedural law but also other branches of procedural law.



Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 6

Year | Type of course unit | Language

3 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Direito Processual Civil II

Direito Processual Civil III

Professional Internship




A) Notion

B) Procedural law

§1-Sources of procedural law

§2-Interpretation and application of procedural law

C)General principles of procedural law

§1-Principles arising from the right of access to court

§2-Principles arising from the right to a fair trial 

 §3-Other general principles of procedural law


A) Notion

B) Specific procedural requisites

§1-Judicial personality

§2-Jurisdiction Rationae Personae

§3-Judicial capacity

§4-Postulatory capacity

§5-Legal standing

§6-Procedural interest


§8-Res judicata and overlap of legal actions


By the end of the semester students are expected to grasp the legal concepts necessary to understand the general or common procedural legal law, enabling them with the necessary tools to understand the several special branches of procedural law.

Additionally, it is hoped that students will be engaged in furthering their interest in the legal academic debate and in a critical approach to the law in general.

Finally, this course would be able to afford an initiation to legal professional practice and independent reserach in the framework of the syllabus subjetct matter.


Teaching methodologies and assessment

Teaching will take place on onsite through seminar classes, emphasizing sutedents' participation in the reflection and problematizatio around the syllabus. A strong emphasis will also be given to a practical approach through exercises and critical analysis of court decisions.

Assessment will will relay on a written interlocutory test, to take place during classwokr, and a final writeen test, to take place after the end of classes. Grading will be determined by averaging the grades of both tests.

Students will be able to submit to final exams, in accordance to the rule in force. The exam will consist of a written test, complimented by an oral examination for those students obtaining a grade of 8 and 9 in the written test.



  • BRITO, Wladimir - Teoria Geral do Processo. Coimbra: Almedina, 2019. ISBN: 9789724080000
  • LEBRE DE FREITAS, José - Introdução ao Processo Civil. 4.ª ed. Coimbra: Gestlegal, 2017. ISBN: 9789899982413
  • PIMENTA, Paulo - Processo Civil Declarativo. 2.ª ed. Coimbra: Almedina, 2018. ISBN: 9789724072043
  • REMÉDIO MARQUES, J.P. - Ação Declarativa à Luz do Código Revisto. 3.ª ed. Coimbra: Coimbra Ed., 2011. ISBN: 9789723219043
  • TEIXEIRA DE SOUSA, Miguel - Introdução ao Processo Civil. 2.ª ed. Lisboa: Lex, 2000. ISBN: 9789728634025

Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


Prof. Doutor Gustavo Gramaxo Rozeira

Terça-feira: 18h30 - 21h30 (*)

Sexta-feira: 15h30 - 17h30 (*)



Mestre Luísa Magalhães




(*) mediante prévio agendamento, mediante e-mail, até às 19h do dia útil imediatamente anterior.

(**) O horário e sala de atendimento será oportunamente comunicado aos alunos diretamente pela docente.