The first issue of the fourth number of the Catolica Law Review includes a set of articles and commentaries systematically unified by developing topics of Public Law. More particularly, this volume includes contributions that delve into themes of administrative law (namely, one on the nullity of administrative contracts, and another on energy and regulation), constitutional law and political theory, and public international law, as well as a commentary to a judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In light of the maturity that the Catolica Law Review has already achieved, it was decided to open a call for papers and expect for the feedback of the scientific community, even though one of the contributions resulted from a challenge directed to the authors (followed by a peer review). The immediate relevance of the topics developed in each of the articles and commentary of this volume, coupled with the institutional and geographic diversity of its authors, reveal the positioning of the Catolica Law Review as a relevant player in national and international legal context.
In the doctrinal part, this issue of the Catolica Law Review includes contributions from Bruno Reynaud de Sousa (Porto & Minho), Christos Kypraios (Max Planck Heidelberg), Hugo Aparício (master's candidate), Luis Pereira Coutinho (University of Lisbon) and Rachid El Bazzim (Ibn Zohr Agadir University). Moreover, Inês Quadros (Catolica — Lisbon) provides a commentary to a recente decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union.