Semester Options: Fall or Spring

Language: French

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. 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:

  1. A two-week introductory course, Introduction to French Private Law and Introduction to French Public Law
  2. 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.