Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW1013: French Constitutional Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits30 ECTS Value
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Frederic Rolland (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

This course is designed for LLB European (French) / Maitrise (Master 1) students only. Anybody outside the programme wishing to attend this module should contact Dr. Frédéric  Olivier ROLLAND.

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In the context of the harmonization of the Member States' legal orders within the European Union, it is increasingly important for lawyers to understand and apply systems of law belonging to the main constitutional legal traditions. In that respect, the academic study of the French constitutional experience is crucial.

The French Constitutional course constitutes the first part of French Law in the LLB European (French) / Maîtrise (Master 1) degree programme.  You will be taught entirely in French through a combination of lectures and tutorials. The teaching reflects the way law is taught in France. You will be introduced to French methods of university education and methods of legal thinking and writing.

This introduction to French methods (dissertation juridique, level 1) is essential for this degree programme, in order for you to be prepared to acquire simultaneous English and French legal qualifications. This module is designed to provide you with a good knowledge of French Constitutional Law and related theory, with a strong emphasis on the Constitution of the Third and the Fifth Republic. An important part of the course is dedicated to French legal methodology and examination techniques in order to prepare you for your year abroad and the study leading to the French Maîtrise en Droit (Master 1).

This course is designed for LLB European (French) / Maîtrise (Master 1) students only.

Module created

01/10/2001

Last revised

05/10/2015