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Aix-en-Provence
Dates to Remember

Spring 2015 Applications

Applications Due:
  September 22, 2014
Interviews:
  September 24-30, 2014
Decisions:
  October 1, 2014
Accepted Students Meeting:
  March 17, 2014

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Applications Due:
  February 16, 2015
Interviews:
  February 23-27, 2015
Decisions:
  Monday March 2, 2015

My semester in Aix gave me everything I expected. I look at legal problems through a much broader lens now, and in general, feel much more connected with international issues and challenges, to the point where I may even change my career path.

David Stone
Aix-en-Provence, Winter 2002

Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III (“Aix”) is constantly growing and opening up courses of study to a variety of disciplines becoming a world-renown institution of higher learning. Students demonstrating a mastery of the French language will enroll in the law and political science institute where all instruction is in French.

Founded in 1409, this multi-disciplinary university offers a range of more than 600 degree courses in five major fields of study including Law and Political Science. Recognized as a leading research institution it is a center of international excellence in social and natural sciences.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in French is required. Prior to the start of the fall semester, Aix offers a two-week terminology course.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at Aix can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring. Students attending Aix for the fall semester can only arrange to complete all coursework by the end of December, prior to returning to the U.S.

Fall Semester

End of September to end of January

Spring Semester

End of January to end of May

Full Year

End of September to end of May

LLM Option

Aix has a year-long LL.M program where students can earn a Masters of Law in European Business Law. Students taking part in the LL.M program spend the full year in Aix.

Students studying at Aix have the option of two programs. The first program applies to students enrolled for one semester in the “Programme d’Études Juridiques pour Étrangers.” In this program, students choose from the curriculum for French students enrolling in masters levels courses in international comparative law or in courses on the French legal system. Students may also participate in one travaux diriges (tutorial) seminar.

The second program, the Master of Law and Economics program, is open to students enrolled for the full academic year. The Master of Law and Economics program has set curriculum requirements and offers instruction in English. Students in this degree program participate in two travaux diriges seminars, complete two written exams and write a paper in a language other than English. A successful candidate graduates with a Master in Law and Economics which is recognized worldwide.

Aix also provides a two-week terminology course prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Description of graduate programs: http://facdedroit.univ-amu.fr/formation-diplome/master-1/description-formations

Description of undergraduate program: http://facdedroit.univ-amu.fr/formation-diplome/licence-mention-droit/accueil

Students choosing to complete the one-year masters program have the option of three different concentrations as indicated below:

1. Théorie du droit (Legal Theory)

Session

Dates

Location

Requirements

Session 1

September - January

Aix-Marseille

One (1) compulsory course Méthodologie juridique

Three (3) elective courses chosen from among those offered in the following areas: history of contemporary legal thought, philosophy of law, legal argument and logic and critique of legal discourse

Session 2

February – April

Ottawa

Two (2) compulsory courses:

DCL 5703 « Théories contemporaines du droit »

DCL 5737 « Théories critiques du droit »

One (1) elective course selected from the courses offered in legal theory

Session 3

May - August

Home institution

Major Research Paper

2. Droit constitutionnel et administratif de l'Union (Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Union)

Session

Dates

Location

Requirements

Session 1

September - January

Aix-Marseille

Four (4) compulsory courses
Droit constitutionnel de l'Union
Droit de la régulation et de la gouvernance
Constitution économique communautaire
Union européenne et commerce mondial

Session 2

February – April

Ottawa

Three (3) elective courses selected from the courses offered in International Law.

Session 3

May - August

Home institution

Major Research Paper

3. Droit international (International Law)

Session

Dates

Location

Requirements

Session 1

September - January

Aix-Marseille

Two (2) compulsory courses:
Droit international des

échanges
Contentieux international

Two (2) elective courses chosen from among those offered in Public International Law.

Session 2

February – April

Ottawa

Three (3) elective courses selected from the courses offered in International Law.

Session 3

May - August

Home institution

Major Research Paper

Aix-en-Provence is a beautiful town in the south of France and the cultural heart of Provence. The city is known for its fountains, architecture, and as the birthplace of the artist Cézanne. Numerous local festivals celebrate its unique history. Not far from the Mediterranean coast and popular tourist spots such as St. Tropez, Nice and Cannes, students have access to a university town and well known sites of cultural heritage and significance.

Students will find the town easy to navigate by walking, bike, or bus and traveling to nearby cities, like Marseille, the third largest French city is only a short drive.

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the program.

Below is the budget for 2014-2015 for one semester:

 

Aix-En-Provence

   

Tuition paid to host school

$0

Tuition paid to UCONN

$12,684

UConn Fees***

$428

UConn Law School Abroad Fee

$475

Books and Supplies

$150

Room

$2,200

Board

$1,260

Personal

$1,400

Transportation

$2,000

TOTAL

$20,597

Contact: Leslie Karsenti
leslie.karsenti@univ-cezanne.fr
Tél : +33 (0)4 42 17 28 58
Fax : +33 (0)4 42 17 28 2

International Student Handbook: http://dircom.univ-amu.fr/sites/dircom.univ-amu.fr/files/guide_ri.pdf

Political Science faculty website: www.facdedroit.fr