The Graduate Research Programme in Law of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is the oldest Centre for Legal Research and Post-Graduation Studies in Brazil. The Doctoral Studies degree (“Doutorado em Direito”) was implemented in 1931 and the Master`s in 1976.

Over the years, the Program has featured some of the most distinguished legal scholars and professors of UFMG`s School of Law, having consolidated its reputation as the benchmark in legal teaching and research in Brazil and as a place for high-level academic dialog with other renowned research centers and universities overseas.

The Program`s research and institutional profiles rely upon a significant number of professors under the Research Unit “Law and Justice”, with four research clusters/lines and projects:

Research Lines

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

Principles and Objectives

UFMG’s Graduate Degree Program in Law is grounded upon research principles, incorporating the most recent institutional developments with respect to scientific cooperation policies, administrative management, and research internationalization in Law, reflecting the University’s leadership, excellence, and openness in three axes:

 (I) Structural foundations

(II) Scientific production by faculty and students alike

(III) Strengthening of exchange programs in Brazil and overseas, strategies for visibility and actions for internationalization and social inclusion

The Program’s scientific mission is grounded on the theoretical framework of “Law and Justice”, according to the premises of interdisciplinarity; innovation; transformation of social realities; promotion of human rights; critical, humanistic, jus-philosophical, international, and comparative thinking, in lockstep with research projects and lines and with the formulation of qualitative contributions to the Law and the scientific community.