Maria Fernanda Palma . Maria Fernanda Palma

Prof.ª Doutora Maria Fernanda Palma

Prof.ª Doutora Maria Fernanda Palma

Diretora e Coordenadora do Centro de Investigação em Direito Penal e Ciências Criminais (CIDPCC)
Presidente do Instituto de Direito Penal e Ciências Criminais (IDPCC)

Criminal Liability and Philosophy of the Mind – Neuroethics and Criminal Liability, Guilt and Emotions, Mental Health and Criminal Law, Criminality and Criminology Studies, Theory of Truth and Procedural Evidence, Literature, Art and Law.

  • Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, concluded in 1977.
  • PhD in Law (Legal Sciences) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, concluded in 1992.
  • Aggregation in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, concluded in 2005.
  • Awarded Full Professor status at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 2007.

Lisbon Faculty of Law:

  • Supervisor of Theory of Law, at the Lisbon Faculty of Law, in the academic years 1975/76 and 1976/77.
  • Occasional Teaching Assistant, at the Lisbon Faculty of Law, between November 1977 and 30 September 1979, and Teaching Assistant between the latter date and 11 November 1992.
  • Assistant Professor, after gaining her PhD, between 12 November 1992 and 1999.
  • Associate Professor, between 1999 and 2005 and Associate Professor with Aggregation, between 2005 and December 2006.
  • Full Professor from January 2007.

Other Law Schools:

  • Professor at Universidade Lusíada (1990-1994).
  • Professor at the Faculty of Law at Universidade Nova (1999-2003).
  • Professor at the Instituto Superior da Polícia (2014-2016).
  • Participating sponsor for the Law subjects on the PhD Programme in Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Philosophy of Sciences Research Centre).
  • Member of the Venice Commission.
  • Founder and Member of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Lisbon Faculty of Law.
  • Member of the Portuguese Philosophy Society.
  • Member of the Institute of Economic and European Criminal Law of the Coimbra Faculty of Law.
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Research Centre of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences (Lisbon Faculty of Law).
  • Member of the editorial board of Revista de Concorrência e Regulação (the Portuguese Competition and Regulation Journal).
  • Member of the editorial board of Revista Portuguesa de Ciências Criminais (the Portuguese Journal of Criminal Sciences).
  • Director of the journal Anatomia do Crime.
  • Scientific coordination of the Postgraduate Course on Criminal Investigation and Evidence (2011-2015), with the Escola da Polícia Judiciária (Criminal Police School).
  • Scientific coordination of the Postgraduate Course on Law of Medicine and Criminal Justice, with Prof. João Lobo Antunes (2013-2015).
  • Lectures on invitation of Law Schools in different countries and international institutions (e.g. Aix-en-Provence [Law School], 2010;Tunísia [Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, in representation of the Venice Commission], 2012; Macau [Law School], 2012; Málaga [Law School], 2014; Alcalá de Henares [Law School], 2015).
  • President of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Lisbon Faculty of Law since it was founded in 2007.
  • Constitutional Court Judge between May 1994 and April 2007.
  • Member of the Supreme Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office between 2007 and 2011.
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Lisbon Faculty of Law since taking up the position of Assistant Professor, in November 1992.
  • Member of the Installing Commission of the Law Faculty of Lisbon Universidade Nova.
  • President of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Lisbon Faculty of Law since it was founded in 2007.
  • Constitutional Court Judge between May 1994 and April 2007.
  • Member of the Supreme Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office between 2007 and 2011.
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Lisbon Faculty of Law since taking up the position of Assistant Professor, in November 1992.
  • Member of the Installing Commission of the Law Faculty of Lisbon Universidade Nova.
  • 2017 – Direito Penal : Conceito material de crime, princípios e fundamentos. Teoria da lei penal: interpretação, aplicação no tempo, no espaço e quanto às pessoas. 2.ª ed. revista e aumentada, AAFDL, Lisboa
  • 2017 – Direito Penal, Parte Geral, A teoria geral da infração como teoria da decisão penal, 3.ª ed., AAFDL, Lisboa
  • 2016 – Direito Penal – Conceito material de crime, princípios e fundamentos. Princípio da legalidade: interpretação da lei penal e aplicação da lei penal no tempo (AAFDL)
  • 2015 – Lições de Direito Penal, Teoria Geral do Crime (rev. 2nd ed.)
  • 2013 – Lições de Direito Penal, Teoria Geral do Crime
  • 1999 – Lições de Filosofia do Direito, Sumário das questões fundamentais (policopiado)
  • 1999 – Direito Penal – Parte Geral (policopiado), 2 vols.
  • 1983 – Direito Penal. Parte Especial. Os crimes contra as pessoas (policopiado)
  • 1987/88 – “A consciência da ilicitude potencial como pressuposto da punibilidade no antagonismo entre “culpa” e “prevenção”, Hans Rudolphi, in Tributo ao Professor Cavaleiro de Ferreira, vol. III
  • 1986 – “A tentativa inacabada”, Claus Roxin, Problemas Fundamentais do Direito Penal
  • 1983/84 – “Formas fundamentais do facto punível”, Günter Stratenwerth, Strafrecht, Allgemeiner Teil, in Textos de Apoio de Direito Penal, Vol. II

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