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LAW 5480 - Introduction au droit français


Credit(s): 1
This short course will give students an introduction to the legal system of France in the French language, with the use of text and documents in French, sometimes with an English translation. There will be a large focus on the historical and cultural dimensions of the French legal system, contrasting with Louisiana and featuring the importance of French law in the world, making the course also accessible to students from the main campus. The following topics will be visited: historical overview; the Civil Code and its evolution (codification, decodification, recodification); the Court system and some basics of civil, criminal and administrative procedure; the Constitution and the French approach to judicial review.; legislating from the bench (case studies); Other topics, of typical French essence, such as the protection of privacy or legislating on, the French language, may also be visited. Evaluation will be in the form of a ‘French style’ oral exam. Because this course will be taught exclusively in French, the professor will personally interview interested students to ensure the student possesses the necessary language skills for success in this course. Registration for this course will thus be by permission of the instructor only. This course may be cross-listed with the French Department.



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