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LS2539: INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LAW (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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 seminars to which attendance is compulsory. Preparation of three seminars is necessary. 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

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (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 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 seminars to which attendance is compulsory. Preparation of three seminars is necessary. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

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

There are no assessments for this course.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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