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List of Subject-Specific Competences

1. Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply the general principles of Law and the legal system.
2. Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply the legislation and principles of the national and international legal system in specific cases.
3. Commitment to justice and fairness in all situations in which the Lawyer is involved.
4. Commitment to human rights and to the social, democratic rule of Law.
5. Capacity to exercise the profession as a member of a team of Lawyers.
6. Capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams as a legal expert, making an effective contribution to the teams’ work.
7. Good understanding of political, social economic, personal and psychological phenomena (among others), taking them into consideration in interpreting and applying the Law.
8. Awareness of the ethical dimension of the legal professions and of the social responsibility of Law graduates, and acting accordingly.
9. Good capacity for legal reasoning and argumentation.
10. Capacity to discuss and debate from a legal perspective, understanding different points of view and articulating them in order to propose reasonable solutions.
11. Ability to consider the wisdom of using alternative means in resolving conflicts and disputes.
12. Sufficient knowledge of a foreign language to be able to work efficiently in the legal field (English, Portuguese and Spanish).
13. Capacity to use necessary technology for information searches in the course of conducting, and keeping up to date in, a legal practice.
14. Capacity to apply scientific research criteria in the course of professional activity.
15. Capacity to apply knowledge with particular effectiveness in a given area of the legal profession.
16. Capacity to confront new situations and contribute to the creation of legal solutions and institutions in general and particular cases.
17. Capacity for good written and oral expression, in fluent technical language, using precise, clear legal terms.
18. Capacity to analyse a broad range of complex works concerned with Law and to summarise their arguments precisely.
19. Capacity to take well-reasoned legal decisions.
20. Capacity to understand the philosophical and theoretical fundamentals of Law, relating them to their practical application.
21. Evident critical awareness in analysing the legal system.
22. Capacity to take action legally and technically in different government or legal venues with the proper utilisation of processes, acts and procedures.
23. Capacity to decide whether the circumstances in fact are sufficiently clear to be able to adopt a decision grounded in Law.
24. Capacity to act faithfully, diligently and transparently in defending the interests of persons represented.