Semester Options: Fall or Spring
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 boasts one the best law faculties in Europe and is recognized as having one of the most extensive course offerings in international and comparative law. Students benefit from the cultural perspective of Europeans who have a direct stake in the development of the European Economic Community—a perspective that is difficult to obtain in the United States.
France’s second-largest city, Lyon is a commercial and cultural crossroads, close to the borders of Italy, Switzerland, and Germany and only two hours from Paris by train. It has all the cultural offerings of a world-class city, without the inconveniences of a major metropolis. To earn 12 credits, students take:
- A two-week introductory course, Introduction to French Private Law and Introduction to French Public Law
- At least three elective courses chosen from a selection of classes in international and comparative law, including at least one with a travaux dirigés (TD) component. (A TD is a small, intensive course that supplements one of the large lecture courses.) These include courses offered to third- and fourth-year French law students as well as postgraduate courses (Master 1 level) in Droit Communautaire (European Community Law) and Droit International des Affaires (International Business Law).
BU Law students must be fluent in French to participate. Up to four students may be selected.