USJ Launched Centre for Social and Legal Studies
On 7 May 2019, the Rector of USJ, Prof. Fr. Peter Stilwell, announced the official launching of the “Centre for Social and Legal Studies”
On 7 May 2019, the Rector of University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Prof. Fr. Peter Stilwell, announced the official launching of the “Centre for Social and Legal Studies”, under their newly renamed “School of Business and Law”, at an event held at the Don Bosco Auditorium at USJ’s Ilha Verde Campus.
The event had the honour of the presence of Deputy Directors Chang Kun Hong, and Silvia Ho of Macao’s Higher Education Bureau (DSES), as well as over 80 participants from the legal and academic industry, and students from different Higher Education Institutions.
During his opening speech, Prof. Stilwell, explained that USJ has been developing research and postgraduate programmes in legal studies. This year, the university officially established the Centre for Social and Legal Studies under the School of Business, and renamed the faculty School of Business and Law, to provide legal training for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and legal professionals.
For the launching of the Centre, USJ’s School of Business and Law invited the Vice-President, and Dean of Faculty of Law of the Porto Regional Centre of UCP, Prof. Manuel Fontaine Campos, to give a public lecture on International Law and Trade War. The lecture focused on the trade measures adopted by President Donald Trump, especially those regarding China, and the countermeasures adopted by the affected countries. The lecture resulted in some interesting discussions among participates during the Q&A session.
After the public lecture, USJ also launched a book “Direito em Português. A Língua e a Escrita” by Margarida Conde, lecturer at the Department of Portuguese of the Faculty of Humanities. The book was the result of a project subsidised by the Macao Government’s DSES.
For the coming academic year, the School of Business and Law will be offering two legal programmes: a Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Science (in Portuguese); and a Master of Lusophone and International Public Law (in English) which was co-designed and will be co-delivered with professors from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).