French Public and Private Law (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 1, J-Term 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/20
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date








0900-1100 ISFRA-04

Course Description

This short course will study the following topics: 1- Is French Law still French made law? Expansion and diversification of French sources of law : International and European sources, Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights, Constitutional issues. 2- Why France wants to be at the cutting edge? Modern trends in the role of judges ( doctrine of proportionality), on the conception of secularism, on Contract law. 3. Discussion of the most interesting recent trends in international litigation and international arbitration in France and in the European Union.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: A Flex examination will be available for checkout from SRO to be taken and completed in the law school building from Jan. 22-Feb 1, 2024.

Other Work

Students are expected to attend all sessions and planned events. Also, a student failing to adhere to all administrative and academic policy requirements risks being withdrawn from the class at any time.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: The course is open to all students, and has no course prerequisites. If the course is oversubscribed, priority will be given to 3Ls, then to 2Ls, then to 1Ls. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be distributed in classroom

Course Notes: This January Term course is being proposed to the University to meet in Paris, France during the J-term. Students will be required to attend the welcome dinner on January 8, 2024, and class will be held for 2-hours a day on Jan. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17. Classes take place in L’Institut de Droit Comparé, 28 rue saint Guillaume 75007. Salle Laboratoire de droit compare (1st floor). The last class is expected to end by 11:00am. Visits to outside sites will take place on the day of class. The e-form to request enrollment in the course is available on LawWeb. Students are not selected via the LCS lottery or by first come, first serve submission of applications. Instead, if there is an over-subscription of applications, preference will be given to 3Ls/LLMs, then 2Ls, and 1Ls. Upon notification of acceptance, students MUST timely complete all required University/Law School study-abroad forms and must pay a nonrefundable deposit ($100 payable to UVA School of Law to the Business Office on 3rd Floor of Brown Hall). If you fail to make the deposit, your seat in the course may be forfeited and offered to a student on the waitlist. The course and trip will not be given final approval by the University's International Studies Office (ISO) until a few weeks before the course begins. All international travel undertaken by students for University-related purposes is subject to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel. The University may also impose additional restrictions on travel (e.g., requiring all participants to stay in same hotel, limit site visits, etc.). Students are discouraged from obtaining non-refundable fares/reservations. ISO strongly encourages purchasing flight insurance in case of need for cancellation. TRANSPORTATION and PASSPORT/VISA ISSUES: Students will be responsible for their own transatlantic travel arrangements. They must arrive in time to attend the reception dinner. Attendance at all class sessions and site visits is expected. Students should plan to be back in Charlottesville for the beginning of spring semester classes. Non-U.S. citizens should consult carefully with ISO about both U.S. and French requirements regarding passports and visas. LODGING and MEALS: Students will be responsible for their travel, lodging and meals. The cost of the course itself is covered by regular UVa tuition payments, without additional charge. In addition to the deposit payable to the Law School to cover the reception dinner, students should plan for additional expenses for meals, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. Lastly, there may be passport and visa charges. FINANCIAL AID: Students should consult the Law School Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility for financial assistance to help cover any additional expenses beyond normal school year budget expenses. For LLM students planning to obtain licensure in New York, this course does NOT count toward NY Bar eligibility under Rule 520.6 ("all coursework for the program shall be completed at the campus of an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States.").

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124110019

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: International and National Security Law , Jurisprudence and Comparative Law

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, January 05, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, January 19, 11:59 PM

Information reflected on this page was last refreshed at: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:04 AM *

*During open enrollment periods, live enrollment data may be found in SIS.