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LLBEnglish and French Law (Maitrise)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our challenging and competitive course gives you the rewarding intellectual experience of discovering the richness of both the French and English legal cultures. We are one of only five universities in the UK which qualifies students for legal practice in both France and the UK.

Your first two years on our prestigious LLB English and French Law course are spent at Essex, where you take the required modules in English Law for you to practice as a solicitor or barrister in the UK. You also take French law in both years, which is taught in French by four full-time academics.

At Essex, we are actively engaged in debates about the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. We are ranked top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and our Human Rights Centre is a recognised international leader. We work with the United Nations and governments, human rights organisations and corporations all over the world. This means you graduate with a genuine worldview and a network of international contacts.

In your third and fourth years, you study at a partner institution in France, where you follow modules in French law to obtain the Licence en Droit and the Maîtrise/Master 1.

Not only will you learn legal rules, but you will also consider the function of law in society, the philosophy of law, policy issues and law reform. For instance, you address the rights of consumers, family members, prisoners, householders, workers and children.

Please note that you are required to be bilingual in French and English in order to be accepted onto this course.

Programme structure

Year 1

Foundations of the Law of Obligations
Contract Law
Academic, Legal and Professional Skills
Foundations of Property Law
Foundations of Public Law
French Constitutional Law
French Private Law I
Career Management Skills

Year 2

Tort Law
Equity and Trusts
Public Law II
Criminal Law
French Administrative Law
Land Law
French Private Law II
Career Management Skills

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates of LLB English and French Law have progressed towards various legal careers:

World Health Organisation (legal consultancy)
Jones Day
Slaughter and May, London
Lovells Law, Washington DC
SBKG, Paris

Others have secured positions across the spectrum of the legal profession, from multi-national city firms, through to large national and regional firms, to local high-street solicitors. Some have gone on to train for the French Bar and Judiciary, or to pursue their studies at Science Po Paris or in Écoles de commerce in France (such as HEC, EDHEC).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States