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LS2539: INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

The course provides an introduction to French Law, both private and public law aspects. It outlines the study of the law in France, the French legal professions, the French court system, the structure of the French legal system, the territorial organisation of France, as well as key aspects of French constitutional law, administrative law, contract law and tort liability. Knowledge of French is not necessary. Teaching will be delivered through two hour lectures and seminars. Attendance to both lectures and seminars is compulsory. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irène Couzigou

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to French Law, both private and public law aspects. It outlines the study of the law and the legal profession in France, the French court system, the structure of the French legal continental system, the territorial organisation of France, as well as key aspects of French constitutional law, administrative law, contract law and tort liability. A knowledge of French is not necessary.

Further Information & Notes

The course is compulsory for students on the degrees of LLB and French Law and LLB and Belgian Law. The course is optional for students on other LLB programmes and on the MA Legal Studies.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours)

Contact Teaching Time

24 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: One 2,000 word essay (25%); 1 two-hour exam (75%).
Resit: Exam paper will count for (75%) of the overall mark. The assignment mark will be carried forward (25%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback on the assignment will be given in writing. Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis through seminar leaders comments on the students contributions in class. In advance of resit, students who fail at first diet will have the opportunity to seek feedback on their examination performance.

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