Faculty of Law of UCLy's LLM Program 2016, France

Publish Date: Jan 16, 2016

Deadline: Jun 30, 2016

General information

PREREQUISITES FOR ENROLMENT - Bac + 3/Admission conditions
CITY -Lyon
INTERNSHIPS -Yes  Learn more
COST AND FINANCIAL AID-  Home-EuropeanEconomic Area Students: 6000 EUR / Non-EuropeanEconomic Area Students: 8 000 EUR
ACCESSIBLE AS-  Initial Training

The Faculty of Law of UCLy's LL.M. program dedicated to European and International Trade and Investment Law.

The core courses of this new program cover the WTO agreements, the EU major external trade agreements and their interaction with the EU Single Market. Various courses are also dedicated to International Investment Treaties and the Trade Disputes settlement mechanisms.In an increasingly international legal market, UCLy offers the opportunity to our students to study in France, allowing them to gain valuable legal and language skills, as well as experience of other cultures thanks to the multinational dimension of our classes.

Required former training

 Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in law (a French Licence, an LL.B. or equivalent). Acceptance of applicants with other types of diplomas will be determined by an admission committee which may also take into account relevant professional experience. 

The program requires that applicants possess a good level of English language proficiency. Therefore we only accept applicants with a minimum IELTS Score of 6.5, a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 90 or CAE score of 58. Nevertheless, we might consider any experience establishing the command of the English Language.

There are no particular requirements regarding French language.

Admission conditions

 Application fee :

Please note that there is a non refundable application fee of 45 EUR. We can only process your application after proof of payment of the application fee has been received.

Decision on Admission :
Your application is reviewed by the Admissions Commitee. A formal decision will be sent to you by the Faculty or Department. If you are admitted you will receive an enrolment letter from the Law Faculty containing information on the steps you need to take to your student housing, take care of immigration formalities (if applicable) and arrange student registration.

Application deadline : 30th June 2016



Paper Application:
You may also fill out the downloadable Paper Application Form and send it back along with the following documents to the address indicated below.

- A cover letter.

- A curriculum vitae.

- A copy of your diplomas and transcripts.

- A copy of your passport.

- A copy of the English language certificate where applicable.

- Two letters of reference in sealed envelopes.

The documents must be sent by regular mail to our postal address:
Nathalie POTIN
Faculté de Droit
Master European and International Trade and Investment Law
10 place des Archives
69 288 LYON CEDEX 02

The Catholic University of Lyon has a strong commitment to ensuring access to our program to students of limited economic mean. That's why, our University also offers tuition waivers for international students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. How to Apply : please submit your application via the website or the paper application form. Applications must include transcripts, letters of recommendation, financial documentation and any other items you believe may enhance your candidacy.

Cost and financial aid :

Home-EuropeanEconomic Area Students: 6000 EUR / Non-EuropeanEconomic Area Students: 8 000 EUR

Study Program (60ECTS)

The program will be delivered through lectures, presentations and seminars during each semester.

First Semester (Lyon)

- Survey of International Trade Law
- The World Trade Organization : Structure, Operation and Agreements
- Trade in Services
- Trade and Intellectual Property Rights
- EU Customs Law
- International Investment Agreements
- EU Free Trade Agreements

Second Semester (Lyon)
- Trade Remedies (Anti-Dumping, Countervailing Duties and Safeguards) :
EU and US Practice
- EU Internal Market : Goods, Services, Establishment
- EU Public Procurements and International Trade Rules
- Resolution of Trade Disputes - WTO and FTAs
- International Trade Transactions
- International Taxation

Second Semester (St John, New York)
- Legal Writing (elective)
- International Business Transactions (elective)
- International Commercial Arbitration (elective)
- International Finance (elective)
- International Mitigation & Dispute Resolution (elective)
- Business Organization (elective)
- Securities Regulations (elective)
- Mergers and  Acquisitions (elective)
- Transactions in Emerging Markets (elective)

French language courses can be taken for free at the university.

Regardless of your level of French, the Faculty of Law offers free French language courses for all the students. Our experience has shown that students who are comfortable with the language have an easier time assimilating into the culture and have broader experiences during their stay in France. Whether your ultimate goal is to practice law in French, or just take advantage of learning a new language, there is surely a class that matches your objectives & level. Students are given a placement test at Orientation and are then put into a group which corresponds to their level.
Classes meet 3 times a week for one hour and a half.

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