The Center for Legal and Economic Research (CIJE) is a Research & Development unit integrated at the Faculty of Law, University of Porto (FDUP). Its primary mission is to promote and develop research on legal and economic, both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1998, the Center began his scientific activity in 1999, with recognition and financial support from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Since then it has been evaluated internationally and classified as "Very Good", a distinction which recognizes the quality and impact of its over 10 years work. Along this route, CIJE participated in international projects, in partnership with foreign universities and international organizations and served the national and international community, with relevant and significant research. In parallel, CIJE has provided an ongoing collaboration with the Faculty of Law, actively promoting and participating in post-graduate courses and Masters degrees in the areas of tax law and labor law. Its research activity focuses on the orientation of research projects and PhD students, disseminating its findings to the national and international level through the organization and participation in conferences.