The World Law Dictionary for Portugal is a cooperation between TransLegal and one of Portugal ’s leading law faculties, the University of Minho. With over 19,000 students and with about 1300 professors and 600 employees, the Unviersity of Minho is one of the largest Portuguese universities.
The University of Minho appears on the ranking of Times Higher Education as one of the 100 best universities of the world under the age of 50, occupying the 76th position. In 2015, it was ranked between 351 and 400 worldwide.
The Portugal dictionary includes over 10,000 Portuguese legal terms translated into English and broken down by field of law. In addition to the translations, there are notes explaining the Portuguese legal concepts when they are not fully equivalent to the English legal concepts. There are also notes explaining Portuguese legal concepts which do not have any equivalent in the English-speaking jurisdictions.
All of the Portuguese terms are linked to TransLegal’s English dictionary of law which is designed specifically to help lawyers and law students working in English as a second language. The English dictionary provides features, including sound recordings for pronunciation help, encyclopaedic entries, notes on usage, common mistakes, and a phrase bank listing authentic examples of each term. These features have been compiled by reference to a wide range of legal documents, corpora, reference materials, and the extensive knowledge gained from TransLegal’s 25 years of training lawyers to work in English.