Nature du diplôme :
Master 2 et/ou Diplôme d'Université

Année de sortie :
Bac +5

Durée des études :
2 semestres

Lieu d'enseignement :
Site des Chênes 1 / Université de Dundee

Accessible en :
- formation initiale
- formation continue

Presentation

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).


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 !

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 !

Who can apply ?

The programme is open to graduates (French or foreigners) from non-French jurisdictions and foreign professionals. Applicants are required to hold a recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law according to the academic requirements to seek admission to practice as a lawyer in their home country

  • Unless approval by the programme’s Director, or specific cooperation agreement with partner universities, the LL.M. is not open to international or exchange students.
  • Applicants must enclose all the documents listed in the application form. Incomplete application files will not be examined.
  • JD or LL.B. holders can seek a national degree equivalence towards a Master Degree. Other applicants can also follow the program within a University Master Degree. Students enrolled in their last year of JD or LL.B can also follow UCP's LL.M. as part of their JD or LL.B. programs and transfer credits towards their degrees at their home institution.
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide original test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grades A, B
  • Certificate in Advanced English: Grades A, B

=> Application forms can be downloaded from January 15th and are required to be returned to the LL.M Office by May 30th of the same year (unless extensions decided by the School).


How to apply?

Applications for  the fall semester 2016-2017 academic year are open within the Full LL.M. program (deadline extended : July 10th 2017)

Please find below all necessary procedures to apply to the Full LL.M. and the Dual LL.M. programmes. We recommend very strongly the reading of the step by step guide for the Full and Dual LL.M. programs. It contains all useful information regarding visa, housing, administrative procedures. The School of Law can not be held responsible for students whom do not pay careful attention to the information and the steps contained in the guide.
 
  • The Application Form for the Full LL.M. : here
  • The Application Form for the Dual LL.M. : here
  • Step by step Guide for Full LL.M. : here
  • Step by step Guide for Dual LL.M. : here
Applications should be sent via email to the following addresses:

N.B =>  In addition to this application procedure mentionned above : if your country is attached to the Campus France organisation please create your file on the following link.


Selecting terms 

The selection is competitive and based on an examination of the application form. Entry to the LL.M./Master is restricted to applicants with the requisite level of honours or equivalent grades, class ranks or transcripts. The level of English and the applicant’s motivations are important criteria.

  • The application Committee strives to make a decision within two to six weeks after a completed application is received. Students are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.
  • Selected students will receive an admission letter by electronic message and fax or post.
  • Upon reception of the electronic admission message, they must confirm their application and pay 800 Euros within 30 days of the admission letter. This amount will be deduced from the total amount of the tuition fees.

=> Unless confirmation and payment are received during this period, applicants will be considered as withdrawing from the programme and the place will be offered to other applicants.

=> Unless due to unexpected events or force majeure, absent students at the beginning of the academic year or during the semester, who have not informed the Director under the above conditions, are considered as having abandoned the programme and are not subject to a refund of the tuition fees and will have to return their student cards.


Scholarships
  • LL.M. program scholarship
    To encourage outstanding students to earn a specialization in French and European Union Law, the LL.M. program has initiated a scholarship program.
  • Group TOTAL scholarships
    Our LL.M. programs have been selected by the groupe for TOTAL scholarships
  • UCP's merit based scholarships
    UCP awards scholarships based on merit for postgraduate students enrolled in a resarch-orientedLLM./Master program.
    => Learn more

The year is split on two semesters over a period of two different academic years. Students can enrol for one semester : in this cas they will receive a University Certificate.

Calendar
  • The 1st semester starts mid-September or early October according to the academic calendar. The exams will take place in December.
  • The 2nd semester starts late January or early February according to the academic calendar. The exams will take place in May.
=> The academic calendar changes from one year to another. Students are required to consult the academic calendar for the year in which they are enrolled in order to organise their stay in France.

=> Students must be in France and participate in the pre-LL.M. meeting at least one week before the classes start.


Courses and seminars

All classes, lectures, seminars and conferences are compulsory. Unjustified non-attendance will lead to a deduction of marks from the semester’s grade (0.5 point per absence).

  • The classes combine both a theoretic and a practical approach defined by the professors in charge.
  • Students will have to prepare personal work and assignments for each seminar. Personal work and participation are an important component of the classes.
  • Conferences on specific themes led by lawyers or other invited lecturers may be organized during the seminars.

Degree conditions

Final grade for each class is obtained by the addition of the class grade and the final exam grade.

  • Students will obtain a grade for each class (class grade) based on personal work and participation. Each class grade will form 50% of the final grade.
  • A final exam is administered at the end of the semester for each class or seminar. This exam grade will form 50% of the final grade
    • The form of the final exam is in written (unless other instruction given by the professors in charge) and based on a personal paper work. The duration of the exam is 2 or 3 hours.
To validate one semester, students must obtain an average grade of at least 10 points over 20. To validate the year, students must obtain an average grade of 10 over 20 for each semester.
  • To validate one semester, 30 ECTS are necessary
  • To validate the year, 60 ECTS are necessary.
  • Except justified exemptions, students must validate the first semester before entering into the second semester.
  • Students who enrol in the programme may follow the two semesters over a period of two different academic years. A Certificate will be delivered in case of validation of the first semester only.

Study Program

LL.M./Master in French and European Union Law taught in English Specialization in Business and Taxation law

Semestre 3

  • UE 1 Introductory Unit
    • Introduction to the French and Civil Law
    • Introduction to the European Union Law

  • UE 2 Compulsory Unit
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law and Procedure
    • French Language
  • UE 3 Specialization Unit : 4 Seminars within the University Degree
    • Contracts Law
    • Company Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation & Arbitration
  • UE 4 Elective Unit with bonus points
    • Corporate Governance & Compliance I

Semestre 4

  • UE 1 Introductory Unit
    • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Europe
    • European Union Law
    • Labor Law
  • UE 2 Compulsory Unit : choice 1 unit
    • Legal French
    • Or French Language
  • UE 3 Specialization Unit : 4 Seminars within the University Degree
    • Taxation Law
    • International Commercial Law
    • Anti-trust & Competition Law
    • Capital Market & Banking
  • UE4 Research Unit
    • Dissertation
  • UE 5 Elective Unit with bonus points
    • Corporate Governance & Compliance II
    • Environmental Business Law
    • Risk Management & Decision Making

=> Pour consulter la maquette de formation, cliquez ici

 
LL.M./Master in French and European Union Law taught in English Specialization in Law and Business Ethics

Semestre 3

  • UE 1 Introductory Unit
    • Introduction to the French and Civil Law
    • Introduction to the European Union Law

  • UE 2 Compulsory Unit
    • Torts
    • Criminal Law and Procedure
    • French Language
  • UE 3 Specialization Unit : 4 Seminars within the University Degree
    • Contracts Law
    • Company Law
    • Corporate Governance & Compliance
    • Litigation & Arbitration I
  • UE 4 Elective Unit with bonus points
    • Intellectual Property

Semestre 4

  • UE 1 Introductory Unit
    • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Europe
    • European Union Law
    • Labor Law
  • UE 2 Compulsory Unit : choice 1 unit
    • Legal French
    • Or French Language
  • UE 3 Specialization Unit : 4 Seminars within the University Degree
    • Risk Management & Decision Making
    • Environmental Business Law
    • Corporate Governance & Compliance II
    • International Commercial Law
    • Anti-trust & Competition Law
    • Capital Market & Banking
  • UE4 Research Unit
    • Dissertation
    • Taxation Law

=> Pour consulter la maquette de formation, cliquez ici

 

Teaching body

Prof. Natasha  PETER Invited Professor, Practicing Lawyer in Paris

Prof.

Jim 

PETERSON

Invited professor, De Paul & U. of Chicago

Prof.

Annabel

RIDEAU

Practicing lawyer in Paris, Associate Professor

Prof.

Gretchen 

WINTER

Invited Professor, U. of Illinois Chicago

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

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