The Centro de Estudos Avançados em Direito Francisco Suárez, abbreviated as CEAD Francisco Suárez or CEAD, was created on 8 June 2020, under the terms of Decree-Law No. 62/2007, of 10 September and Decree-Law No. 63/2019, of 16 May, under the terms of Service Order No. 47/2020, which approved its Statutes.
The CEAD Francisco Suárez is an organic research unit in Law, common to the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Lusófona - University Center of Lisbon, the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Universidade Lusófona -University Center of Porto and the Department of Law and Social Sciences of the Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes.
The Centre’s activity is intended to promote and coordinate scientific research in the area of legal and related sciences, through publications, meetings and other means in order to provide a service to the community and contributing to the progress of knowledge.