David Duarte

Associate Professor, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP)
ResearcherLisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP)

Research Interests

Administrative Law – Legal Theory – Fundamental Rights

Faculty Bio

David Duarte is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon where he was awarded his Doctorate and currently teaches Administrative Law and Fundamental Rights. In terms of research activity, his interests are in the fields of the theory of administrative procedure law, theory of norms, legal linguistics and general theory of fundamental rights. Also at this level, Professor David Duarte has one of the most international curricula of the Centre, with published material in scientific journals of international repute. He is in the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association for Legal Theory, Legal Philosophy and Social Theory (ATFD) and he is also in the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Group. Apart from his academic profile, he is a legal consultant in General Theory of Administrative Law and Law of Public Procurement. He is also member of the Portuguese Commission of Access to Administrative Documents. Published works such as “Linguistic Objectivity in Norm Sentences: Alternatives in Literal Meaning”, “Normative Conditions of Balancing: Drawing Up The Boundaries of Normative Conflicts that Lead to Balances” e “Rebutting Defeasibility as Operative Normative Defeasibility”, among others, are demonstrative of the impact of this scholar in the field.