French Public and Private Law (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/20
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

This short course will study the following topics:

1- Is French Law still French made law?

•The various sources of French Law (expansion and diversification): French Civil Code, International and European sources, increasing significance of case law and the impact of the European Convention of Human Rights, Constitutional issues.

2- Towards a Supreme Court? Is Law a business?

•Jurisdictions and procedural issues- Legal professions- Lawyers and Notaries

3- Why France wants to be at the cutting edge? •Moderns trends in Family law: same sex marriage, spouse, International estate Planning for foreigners: good news. Why a new Contract Law?

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only

A take home examination in a sealed envelope will be available for pick-up in SRO at the beginning of the Spring semester.  Students will be on their honor to draft their answers during the stated time upon opening the envelope, and to upload their answer document to EXPO within 10 minutes thereafter. The deadline to upload an answer document to EXPO is 4:30 pm (EST) two weeks after the start of the Spring semester (February 6, 2017). 

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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. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: This January Term course is being proposed to the University to meet in Paris, France January 4-12, 2017. The course is planned to begin with a required reception dinner on Wednesday evening, January 4th. Unless otherwise noted in the syllabus, all class sessions are planned to be held Thursday-Thursday, January 5-12, 2017. Application forms will be forthcoming in the Student Records Office, 107 Slaughter Hall (due no later than Friday October 7, 2016).  An e-mail will be sent to students announcing its availability.  Students are selected by lottery and not by first come, first serve submission of applications.  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 complete additional required University study-abroad forms and must pay a nonrefundable deposit (deadline to be announced).  While students may book flights and accommodations, 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 impose additional restrictions on travel (e.g., requiring all participants to stay in same hotel, limit site visits, etc.).  We discourage students from obtaining non-refundable fares/reservations.  ISO strongly encourages purchasing flight insurance in case of need for cancellation. TRANSPORTATION & 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 & 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 $100.00 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’s 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 towards 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 Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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