The curricular unit pursues the following objectives:
Know the fundamentals of Law and the most common concepts of the legal system and logistics
Know the statutory and constitutional Frame work of the legislative process and the implementation of normative acts.
Know the main sources national, regional and European Union laws and regulations and the different types of normative acts produced by the different jurisdictions
Understand the mechanisms of legislative Dynamics and the mechanisms of revocation, derogation and reinstatement.
Be able to recognize the different types of laws and regulations and understand and interpret a statute, distinguishing its parts and context
Know the provisions of Community, national and regional law pertaining the most relevant areas of environment, land use, water resources management and related fields
Know the main aspects of the implementation of the environmental legislation and the administrative litigation processes associated with it
Introduction: Law in the context of the different normative orders
Key features of the law
Rule of law and legal principles
Sources of law and observance of standards
Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
Treaty on EU the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU
Autonomous Regions and its statutes
Legislative techniques and codification: laws and regulations and their typologies
Civil Code; interpretation of the laws
Basic Law on the Environment
Law n.º48/98 of 11 August
Environmental impact assessment, licensing and environmental regulation
Laws and regulations on the prevention of noise
Prevention of the pollution of air and water
Application of laws and regulations and their impact on professional activity in the areas of environment and water resources management
Concept of essential services, utilities and consumer rights and its regulation Sanitation systems utilities
Jurisdictional structure and administrative litigation in environmental and water law
The lectures have a mixed character of exhibition and demonstration and are aimed at familiarizing the students with the materials listed in the program, the sources of law and the main legislation.
The practical classes aim the analysis of the most relevant legal texts and their application, and are complemented individual and group work, followed by the presentation by the students to the class of the results of such work. The aims to introduce the methodology of legislative interpretation and application in solving specific situations.
Ascensão José de Oliveira 1932-; O direito. ISBN: 972-40-2443-1
Machado João Baptista; Introdução ao direito e ao discurso legitimador. ISBN: 972-40- 0471-6
Amaral Diogo Freitas do 1941-; Manual de introdução ao direito. ISBN: 972-40-2378-8
No decurso da lecionação da disciplina são fornecidos em formato eletrónico todos os documentos de natureza legislativa e de apoio que forem sendo apresentados nas aulas teórico-práticas.