Graduated by the Law School of the Classical University of Lisbon in 1962, member of the Bar Association since 1966; 3rd Cycle in Administrative Law in the Law School of the University of Seville; former teacher in the training centre of the Bar Association, (Civil Law Procedure) 1998-2004; invited professor in the Master Classes for Regional and Local Administration in the University of Algarve; member of the Portuguese Association for Urbanism Law and Ad Urbem Association; member of  the Portuguese Association for European Law.