French Public and Private Law (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/20
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • W
  • R
  • F
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • 01/04/2023
  • 01/05/2023
  • 01/06/2023
  • 01/09/2023
  • 01/10/2023
  • 01/11/2023
  • 0900-1100
  • 0900-1100
  • 0900-1100
  • 0900-1100
  • 0900-1100
  • 0900-1100
  • NRN
  • NRN
  • NRN
  • NRN
  • NRN
  • NRN
*“R” means Thursday

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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: A Flex examination will be required in this course, with the answer document due to be uploaded to EXPO by noon on Feb. 3rd.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

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 Also, a student failing to adhere to all administrative and academic policy requirements risks being withdrawn from the class at any time.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. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
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 3, 2023, and class will be held for 2-hours a day on Jan. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11. 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 Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, January 04, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, January 13, 11:59 PM