Lille Catholic University - Faculty of Law


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 center 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 education in line with the professional demands and the evolution of the labor market.

6 bachelor’s program tracks
5 master’s program tracks
11 master’s specializations
2 dual-degree programs with business schools (Edhec Business School and IESEG School of Management)
2 dual-degree programs 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 program to the end of the master’s program, 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 secondary 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 keywords 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 program 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 programs, 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, etc.). This close collaboration with the professional world allows our students to benefit from programs 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 programs that bring together professional immersion and 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 program.
    • A large network of partner companies.

International academic experience

Beginning with the 3rd year of the bachelor’s program, 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, etc.

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 program
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 favor individual guidance and personalized follow-up. Our students also benefit from new workspaces 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.

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 :

The Association for University Assistance offers students a large listing of housing in university residences near the campus in Lille.
For further details: - housing heading

  • 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, CDs, DVDs, etc.)
    • 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



Faculté libre de Droit

60 boulevard Vauban
59016 Lille, Hauts-de-France, France
+33 3 20 13 41 00


Faculté libre de Droit

Université Catholique de Lille à Paris
35 rue Gabriel Péri

92130 Paris, Île-de-France, France

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