Lille Catholic University - Faculty of Law

Introduction

MUCH MORE THAN A COLLEGE, AN « FLD » SPIRIT

Studying at the Faculty of Law (FLD) means joining the first private law school in France: a genuine centre of excellence and innovation in the field of legal education.

Created with the founding of the Université Catholique de Lille in 1875, the FLD reopened its doors in 1993, and established itself also in Paris in 2009, in addition to the Lille Campus.

The Faculty offers, to each of its more than 2300 students, the guarantee of optimal working conditions in the service of each student’s success.

The « FLD » Spirit

Each year, our students have the chance to grow and evolve in a privileged environment within the school’s stimulating intellectual atmosphere :

• Close-knit classes
• Attentive administrative and teaching teams
• Accredited courses of study compatible with the developments and expectations of the market
• Guidance for professional and academic success
• Innovative learning methods
• Courses that promote interaction between students and professors

The offer of an education in line with the professional demands and the evolution of the labor market.

6 bachelor’s programme tracks
5 master’s programme tracks
11 master’s specializations
2 dual-degree programmes with business schools (Edhec Business School and IESEG School of Management)
2 dual-degree programmes with American universities (access to the American bar exam)
8 university degrees
1 intensive prep course for the bar exam (PrépAvocats)
1 School of Work/Study – Law
1 International and European Law School (IELS)
1 European Cultural School of Criminology (opening in 2019)

Our Research Centre

The Centre of Research on the Relations between Risk and Law (C3RD) was founded in 2006 in the interest of coordinating the research activities of the professors within their field of expertise.

The C3RD, as such, has a scope that is simultaneously multidisciplinary (public law, private law, international law, history of law, political sciences, economics) and transversal (human rights, sustainable development, business, new technology, health, religion).

Personal guidance & coaching

From their arrival in the first year of the bachelor’s programme to the end of the master’s programme, our students are guaranteed to benefit from an optimal work environment conducive to their academic success and the preparation of their professional futures.

It is thanks to the engaged team committed to the human values that characterize our school that all are able to benefit from collective and individual support systems.

  • In the 1st year : the transition between scondary school and university
  • Tutorials
  • Preparation for catch-up sessions
  • Regular knowledge evaluations

A different educational method

Since 2014, our Faculty has applied teaching and learning methods that are highly distinct from the traditional blueprint : the student is at the heart of his/her education, becoming an agent of his/her own learning and participating more deeply during courses.

Reflection, interaction, analytical spirit and practical application are the key words of this work method.

  • Promote
    Exchanges and interaction during courses between students and the instructor.
  • Facilitate
    The acquisition of legal concepts by linking theory and practical application in the same week (Principle of OWOC = One week / One Course).
  • Acquire
    An initial base of knowledge resulting from one’s own reflection thanks to “prereading” (Document sent by the instructor a few days before each course that takes up the fundamental notions of a defined theme).
  • Develop
    Responsibility and autonomy

Professional immersion

  • Internships starting at the bachelor's level
    Our bachelor’s programme integrates a minimum of 8 weeks of mandatory internships: an element that will distinguish the application files of our students during the master’s application process. In the master’s programmes, the duration of the internship varies depending on the track (between 2 and 6 months).
  • Building your network
    Our Faculty partners with numerous companies, organizations and professional networks (the French Association of In-House Legal Advisors, the Order of Lawyers of the Lille Bar, human rights defenders, GHICL, the French Red Cross, police headquarters, ...). This close collaboration with the professional world allows our students to benefit from programmes all the more in line with the expectations and evolution of different professions, and offers them the opportunity to build their own professional networks.
    Once graduates, our students join the alumni community, which organizes regular networking meetings between alumni and current master’s students.
  • The School of Vocational Law Studies
    The School of Vocational Law Studies offers programmes that bring together professional immersion and a quality university education at the heart of both of our campuses.
    - 230 students on the Lille and Paris campuses
    - 4 master’s tracks on 2 campuses : social law and human resources, business law / insurance law, law and asset management, european business law.
    - 70% of the professionals contribute to the programme
    - A large network of partner companies

International academic experience

Beginning with the 3rd year of the bachelor’s programme, students have the opportunity to live out a unique experience abroad, thanks to numerous partnerships arranged by the Université Catholique de Lille.

  • Belgium
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom (depending on the Brexit outcomes)
  • USA

Thanks to the Université Catholique de Lille’s numerous inter-university conventions and agreements, our students also have the possibility to go to Australia, Canada...

The International & European Law School (IELS)

The IELS (International & European Law School) is a department of the Faculty of Law that brings together academic and research activities in international, european and comparative law, on both Lille and Paris campuses.

8 bachelor degrees & master’s courses
1 100% English programme
100 visiting professors
1 research department : Global Legal Network
31% of FLD students are part of the IELS
50% of lectures are in English
6 Moot Court Competitions
18 Nationalities on 2 campuses (Lille and Paris)

Student mobility ?
140 global agreements
27 Erasmus partners
18% of students go abroad with the IELS
39 Erasmus & international students

The choice between 2 campuses

  • In Lille : a multidisciplinary environment at the heart of the city center
    The Faculty of Law is a part of the Université Catholique de Lille. Ranked 2nd among the top 10 most beautiful French universities, “La Catho” is an institution recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the quality of its instruction, its research and its service to students.
    30,000 students rub shoulders each year in a green environment at the heart of Lille.

  • In Paris : a modern campus and a familial environment
    The Faculty of Law of the Université Catholique de Lille has a second campus at Issy-les-Moulineaux, which was entirely renovated in 2013. Students of the FLD-Paris benefit from a privileged living and studying environment within a campus dedicated to legal sciences. The distinctive characteristic of this campus is marked by the familial atmosphere that reigns thanks to small class sizes that favour individual guidance and personalized follow-up. Our students also benefit from new work spaces which foster co-design and collaborative work.

Services offered

  • Housing around campus

Whether it is on the campus in Lille or Paris, the geographic origins of our students vary highly. As such, we offer some solutions to finding housing.

➢ IN LILLE OR IN PARIS: THE « STUDAPART » PLATFORM
Our 2 campuses benefit from a partnership with the Studapart platform, which applies particularly to students looking for housing at the campus in Lille or in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

This tool enables users, in France or abroad, to find a rental, flatmate(s), a sublet, a temporary room… Thousands of housing options from private landlords, residences, and real estate agencies are available :
http://housing.univ-catholille.fr

➢ IN LILLE: THE AEU HOUSING SERVICE
The Association for University Assistance offers students a large listing of housing in university residences near the campus in Lille.
For further details : www.aeu-asso.fr - housing heading
Tel. : 03.20.15.97.70

  • Libraries

On our 2 campuses, our students have access to libraries. They can, as such :
- Borrow and consult documents (around 400,000 publications, periodicals, theses, CD-roms, DVDs…)
- Work in a dedicated space, conducive to calmness and concentration.

  • Library On Line (LOL)

Each student benefits from access to a digital library network that allows them to:
- Conduct research of documents via the common catalog of the universities.
- Consult and download news articles.
- Consult electronic resources.
- Consulter dissertations, theses, studies and reports.
- Find the list of and conditions of consultation and borrowing for each Université Catholique de Lille library

Student community & clubs

>> https://www.fld-lille.com/life-at-fld/student-community-and-clubs/

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

LLB

European LL.B. in Law - Campus Lille

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 France Lille

The European LL.B in Law (Lille) is a bilingual bachelor degree programme for students who are interested in international careers. This Bachelor Degree programme is designed for Students Who have a very good level in English and a good understanding of German or Spanish. A third language is compulsory with a lot of choice like Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese or Italian. [+]

European LL.B. in Law

Accredited degree in cooperation with Toulouse capitole 1 University"Licence Droit, Economie, Gestion - mention Droit - parcours Européen multilingue et mulitculturel"

Training duration : 3-Year programmeTraining location : campus Lille

Prerequisites Holder or future holder of degree obtained within EU = Baccalauréat, A-Levels, VWO... B2 English level (European Language Levels) Objectives Study of French law. Study of comparative law (United Kingdom, Germany, Spain). Mastery of fundamental subjects, guaranteeing access to a broad choice of careers. Introduction to continental legal systems (North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Russia). Academics Law courses in English, French, German and Spanish. Courses taught by visiting professors or professors from around the world. International mobility : possibility to participate in a year-long exchange with the ERASMUS+ programme or as part of an international partnership. Individualised instruction with a professor for French law courses, seminars and methodology workshops. Jobs & careers / continuing education Pursue a master in international and European law or one of the master’s offered by the Faculty of Law. Become an international lawyer, magistrate or in-house legal advisor...in France or within a European Union member state. Preparation for European civil service exams. International internship opportunities. Professional development 8 weeks of mandatory internships over the three years of the program, of which 4 must be abroad (in a company, law firm, institution orsummer program…) or in France within an international department. Meetings with legal practitioners. Individual assistance for planning professional and academic careers. Download the brochure [-]

European LL.B. in Law - Campus Paris

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 France Paris Lille + 1 more

The European LL.B in Paris is a trilingual bachelor degree programme which is divided in three part: French law (1/3) International & European Law in English (1/3) and Comparative Law in German or Spanish (1/3). [+]

Accredited degree in cooperation with Toulouse capitole 1 University"Licence Droit, Economie, Gestion - mention Droit - parcours Européen multilingue et mulitculturel"

Training duration : 3-Year programmeTraining location : campus Paris

Prerequisites Holder or future holder of degree obtained within EU = Baccalauréat, A-Levels, VWO... B2 English level (European Language Levels) Objectives Study of French law Study of European, English and German or Spanish law, with courses taught by visitingprofessors from great European faculties in their mother tong. Study of fundamental subjects, guaranteeing access to a broad choice of careers (national andinternational). Study of comparative law. Improvement of legal methodology. Practice with legal clinics taught by lawyers (in English and Spanish or German). Advanced language courses and legal culture courses. Academics Law courses in English, French, German and Spanish. Courses taught by visiting professors or professors from around the world. International mobility : possibility to participate in a year-long exchange with the ERASMUS+ programme or as part of an international partnership. Individualised instruction with a professor for French law courses, seminars and methodology workshops. Jobs & careers / continuing education Pursue a master in international and European law or one of the master’s offered by the Faculty of Law. Become an international lawyer, magistrate or in-house legal advisor...in France or within a European Union member state. Preparation for European civil service exams. International internship opportunities. Professional development 8 weeks of mandatory internships over the three years of the program, of which 4 must be abroad (in a company, law... [-]

LLM

LL.M. in International & E.U. Law - Business and Competition Law

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 France Lille

The LL.M. in international & european business & competition law offers a specialisation in business law, in particular competition law, contract law, company and insolvency law. This programme provides a significant percentage of lessons in English (about 50%) by teachers and practitioners with a solid international business experience. [+]

The LL.M. in international & european business & competition law offers a specialisation in business law, in particular competition law, contract law, company and insolvency law. This programme provides a significant percentage of lessons in English (about 50%) by teachers and practitioners with a solid international business experience.

Educational assets The Master 1 is 75% taught in English. The Master 2 is 90% taught in English. Participation in International moot courts: Master 1 students take part to the Vis moot in commercial arbitrage, Viena, Austria; Master 2 students take part to the competition law moot court, King’s college, London. Interactive seminars with high intellectual exchange between the professor and the students ; study based on a practical approach, where students are helped to apply legal theory to concret hypothesis. Within the Master 2 program some seminars take place inhouse, which means, they are held in relevant institions or law firms. By example, students benefit from study visits at the French and Belgium competition authorities, EU Commission, OCDE and law firms based in Brussels and Paris. Job & careers / Study opportunities Master 1 : business lawyer with a solid background in international and european general business law (company and insolvency law, contract law, competition law,intellectual property law, commercial arbitrage). Master 2 : business lawyer, specialised in competition law. Master 1 and Master 2 students may take the bar exam in France or upon equivalence of their studies in other EU member states. Master 1 students may be part of an... [-]

LL.M. in International & E.U. Law - Human Rights, Security & Development

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 France Lille

The LL.M. programme in International & European Law focuses on the structure and functioning of the international society. Distinguished Visiting Professors teach in this bilingual master (English/French), allowing students to acquire a global vision in the field of international legal studies. The Master combines a strong theoretical background with a professionalising dimension, which includes a working experience in Europe or abroad during the LL.M. [+]

The LL.M. programme in International & European Law focuses on the structure and functioning of the international society.Distinguished Visiting Professors teach in this bilingual master (English/French), allowing students to acquire a global vision in the field of international legal studies. The Master combines a strong theoretical background with a professionalising dimension, which includes a working experience in Europe or abroad during the LL.M.

Aims Acquire a legal and geostrategic expertise in the areas of Human Rights, Security & Development. Work on contemporary questions related to international litigation and negotiations. Train multilingual legal professionals able to face globalization specificities and challenges. Learn fundamental rules of international law and international relations, while improving general legal culture. Educational assets Multilingualism- Bilingual Programme (English/French) + knowledge of a third language (Spanish or German). Global Visiting Professors- Participation of Visiting Professors from prestigious universities and international institutions. Moot Courts and/or Law Clinics- Possibility of taking part in international Moot Courts competitions and legal clinics. Masterclass- Annual Masterclass « Global Actors for Peace » with distinguished scholars and practitioners. Educational Trips- At least two educational trips to European institutions and/or International Tribunals and organisations per academic year. International Conferences- Conferences and workshops on contemporary issues of international, comparative and human rights law. Job and careers / study opportunities The Master prepares students for entering into the world of international organisations, specialised national and international institutions, research centres, NGOs or international law firms active in the human rights field. It also offers a research path for students... [-]

LL.M. in International & European Law - 100% in English

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2019 France Lille

The LL.M./Master 1 in international & European Law is integrally taught in English to allow international students to specialise in European and international legal orders (European Union law & policies, international organisations, international business law, international environmental law, etc.) [+]

The LL.M./Master 1 in international & European Law is integrally taught in English to allow international students to specialise in European and international legal orders (European Union law & policies, international organisations, international business law, international environmental law, etc.).

Aims of the programme Complete Master Degree covering the whole speciality of international & European Law (private and public law, competition law, business law, human rights, international organisations and litigations, etc.). Form international and European law experts. Prepare to take competitions and contests giving access to international organisations and European institutions. Prepare to take the bar examination. Enforcing law practice with the research seminars and methodology. Educational assets Trial simulations: legal literature, legal writing, pleading. Participation in International MOOT COURTS (ELMC – European Law Moot Court). Development of writing skills. 100% courses in English with our permanent and visiting professors. Job & careers / Study opportunities Continue with a Master 2 Degree in International & European Law or one of the other masters offered by the Faculty especially: Master inBusiness and Competition Law or Human Rights, Security and Development. Master’s Degree in International & European Law. LL.M. in other EU member states or in partner universities. Possibility to go on an exchange programme. For your professional project The possibility of an internship abroad (company, institution, law firm or summer university) or in France in an international company. Meetings with law practitioners especially during the annual IELS International Job Dating & Careers. Individual help for your professional project and your studies. Visiting... [-]

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Contact

Faculté libre de Droit

Address 60 boulevard Vauban
59016 Lille, Hauts-de-France, France
Website http://www.faculte-libre-de-droit-lille.fr/
Phone +33 3 20 13 41 00

Faculté libre de Droit

Address Université Catholique de Lille à Paris 35 rue Gabriel Péri
92130 Paris, Île-de-France, France
Website http://www.faculte-libre-de-droit-lille.fr/