Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3051: French Law of Contracts

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

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

Academic staff

Dr Severine Saintier ()

Dr Isabelle Rueda (Lecturer)

Dr Mathilde Pavis (Lecturer)


Law 2033 This course is designed for LLB European (French) / Maitrise students only. Anybody outside the programme wishing to attend this module should contact Dr. F.O. Rolland.



Available via distance learning


This course is designed for LLB European (French) / Maîtrise (Master 1) students only. Anybody outside the programme wishing to attend this module should contact the module convenor, Dr Séverine Saintier and the director of the programme, Dr Frédéric Rolland. The course is taught through a combination of lectures (2 hours a week) and tutorials ( 7 per year: 2 hours each). The teaching methods involved are very specific in the sense that French Law is taught in French principally to English native speakers. In year 3, you master the French methods of university education and the French methods of legal thinking and writing. This induction to French methods ( dissertation juridique level 3 and commentaire d’arrêt level 3) is essential for this degree programme, in order academically for you to be prepared as you are aiming for simultaneous English and French legal qualifications. The nature of the LLB European (French) / Maîtrise (Master 1) course and the size of the group are very conducive to active learning processes and interactive lectures and tutorials. You are encouraged to take responsibility for personal preparation, both linguistic and academic, and to take control of your own learning. You are required to reflect critically on your own working methods, and to learn from your interaction with the lecturer and the rest of the group. The objective is to allow you to grow into critically-minded and well-informed independent scholars of French Law.

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