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Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Ciências Jurídicas e Ciências Políticas

Unidade de I&D

CEDIS - Centro de Investigação & Desenvolvimento sobre Direito e Sociedade [LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714] visitada em 28/01/2008

Classificação: Very Good

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The centre is one of three in Portugal in the domain of legal research. It has 23 senior researchers and has been in existence since 2002/03. Research is organised according to certain guidelines but these are not rigidly imposed.
This is a good group consisting of highly-motivated, competent people who are on the whole exceptionally productive. They know what they want to do and are carrying it out with an ability to attract resources and collaborators, even on an international level. The group appears to be well balanced in terms of the spread of specialities and careers. The group seem well-integrated and with a well-developed ability to work as a team. The unit’s description of the steps it has been taking to integrate teaching and research and to develop new approaches to the teaching of law, impressed the panel. The groups that appear to be exceptionally productive are 1217 and 1218 as well as 1108. This group has established an international leadership position in the field of law. There were however some weaker groups in this unit, in particular,
• the survey of legal issues, which has a low rate of output considering the amount of time it has been in existence;
• discourses on law, whose output is not, at this stage, measurable.
• Pedagogic innovation on legal education has thus far not produced verifiable outputs.
In addition, the way in which alternative training methods are integrated into the curriculum did not become clear. That said, the panel was very impressed by the ambitiousness of the unit’s targets and feels that it will require a very careful distribution of tasks to safeguard feasibility. Ideally, the unit should have a core of researchers relieved of some of the other burdens of academic life.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Discourses on law [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1212]
Emerging legal and political issues [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1210]
Law and society in lusophone Africa [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1108]
Legal models on a post-state society [RG-X-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1214]
Mapping and assessing legislative activities [RG-X-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1109]
New academic library [RG-X-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1218]
Pedagogic innovation on legal education [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1213]
Sources and foundational databases [RG-X-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1217]
Surveys on legal issues [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-714-1211]