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The LL.M.

UCP in few words

UCP is a public Institution and a leading center of teaching and research that welcomes over 1,500 international students from 54 different countries out of a total student body of 17,000. With over 1,000 academic staff, the University offers all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate studies and has been ranked among the 20 best national universities. 144 Degrees are available in all disciplines (except medical studies). The University is divided into 5 departments: Law, Economy and Management, Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, Science and Technology. Exchanges have been developed all over the world with over 135 foreign universities. The University also takes part in the European exchange program and has adopted the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System) which allows European students to obtain credits in their university for courses taken abroad. UCP has been pointed out as a “Model University” several times by the French government.

Welcome to the School of Law

The School of Law welcomes near 3,000 students and offers “Licence”, Master and Doctorate Degrees. It is a dynamic and prestigious school ranked 3rd in France by the French Ministry of Education and 1st in Paris and suburbs by “l’Etudiant”, the leading student magazine in France.

The School has developed and multiplied international partnerships and exchanges with foreign universities in Europe, the United States and Australia.

At the same time it has also developed bilingual degrees in Anglo-American, English, Spanish and German law. In 2009 the School was awarded the prestigious Tocqueville-Fulbright chair and welcomed Professor Louis Wolcher during several months.

The School has also developed a field of expertise in combined degrees :
  • An intensive detailed Master degree in Contracts and Business Law with the major and outstanding business school: ESSEC. This ambitious degree offers students a real specialization and a solid preparation to those who wish to take the Bar Exam or work in major companies.

  •  A Master degree of combined French and German Law with the University of Düsseldorf. This degree is followed alternatively in both Universities. At the end of the fourth year of their studies students are granted the Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea Legum of the University of Düsseldorf and the Bachelor’s degree in Law delivered by UCP.

  •  A joint Master 2 Legal Advisor (DJCE) UCP/ LL.M. in Business VLS (Vermont Law School USA). Each year 4 selected students graduating from DJCE spend a year at VLS in the LL.M. programme. Each year, 4 selected students holding a JD delivered by VLS spend 2 years in the Master programme at UCP. Each student is awarded two qualifications: An LL.M. from VLS and a DJCE Master from UCP. Students can sit for the Bar exams in France and New York.

  • A joint Master 2 (UCP)/LL.M. (University of Dundee) programme. The programme is unique and offers two qualifications delivered in two semesters.

UCP's School of Law's programs were awarded the highest grades (A to A+) within the national evaluations by the Agency of Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Ministry of Higher Education and Research).

Full LL.M. programme

International exchanges and partnerships have revealed that, for various reasons, foreigners are interested in French and European Union Law. For both students and professionals knowledge of French and European Union Law could be crucial for a successful career. Yet a French Law Degree requires a good level in the French language.

For the first time UCP’s School of Law offers a unique degree in French and European Union Law taught in English. It is aimed at graduates from non French jurisdictions and foreign professionals settled in France or doing business with French partners eager to acquire a strong background in French and European Union Law.

  • Applicants may undertake the two distinct semesters over a period of two different academic years. Students who enrol and succeed in only one semester will receive a University Certificate.
  • Classes and seminars are taught by academics and by practising lawyers or other professionals. The advantage of such an association is to offer students real contacts both inside the School of Law and among the legal community. Some seminars are taught by and within international firms based in Paris.
  • To ensure quality, the Degree is selective and designed for law students who have a high level of legal studies and a very good level of the English language.
The programme combines a national Master Degree and a specialization University Degree. The LL.M. programme in French and European Law taught in English offers two specializations :
  • LL.M. in Business and Taxation Law (France, Europe, International)
  • LL.M. in Law and Business Ethics (France, Europe, International)

=> We recommend very strongly reading the detailed presentation Full LL.M. and the step by step guide Full LL.M. before applying to our LL.M./Master program !

Dual LL.M. programme

The dual LL.M./Master programme is an exciting new venture which brings together two dynamic and highly rated law schools of University of Cergy-Pontoise, France (UCP) and University of Dundee, Scotland (UOD).

The program is unique and offers two qualifications delivered in two semesters.
  • Students spend the first semester at UCP and the second semester at UOD.
  • Students are taught through English by acknowledged experts and gain an in depth knowledge of a wide range of contemporary law subjects from both a common law and civil law perspective. 
Students enrolled on the dual qualifying LL.M./Master will graduate with an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from UOD and an LL.M. in French and European Union Law taught in English from UCP with two specializations:

=> We recommend very strongly reading the detailed presentation Dual LL.M. and the step by step guide Dual LL.M. before applying to our LL.M./Master program !

LL.M. Director

  • Director and Academic Advisor
    Mrs. Roxana FAMILY

LL.M. Office

  • Mrs. Christine JELELATY
    Office B 329 (Chênes 1)
    Tel : +33 1 34 25 22 73
    • School of Law
      33, boulevard du Port
      95011 Cergy Cedex