Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Master of Laws (Universidade de Coimbra), Bachelor of Laws (Universidade de Coimbra). Member of the research center on human rights at the University of Minho - CIDH. Member of the directive board of the Master's Degree in Legal Practise and Procedural Law (University of Minho). Vice-Dean of Law School of the University of Minho. Director of the Law Course of the University of Minho (LL.B). Visiting Professor at the University of Oporto, teaching the LL.M. in Philosophy of Law.