Any past or current students of Paris 1?


andresob5

Hi everyone!

I am considering going to Paris 1 to do a Master in International Law, but first I would like to hear some experiences of the students.

What do you think about the university? Is it true that it is always in strike? Is the staff really good? Are they really open to foreign students?

Your answers or private messages with your stories, advices or experiences will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance :)

Hi everyone!

I am considering going to Paris 1 to do a Master in International Law, but first I would like to hear some experiences of the students.

What do you think about the university? Is it true that it is always in strike? Is the staff really good? Are they really open to foreign students?

Your answers or private messages with your stories, advices or experiences will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance :)
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carob

Hello!

I'm from the Panthéon Sorbonne. I've studied law for 5 years now. I did a "Master 1" in International Business Law and I integrate this year a "Master 2" in International Commercial Law within Paris 1. The reputation of the Sorbonne is not always deserved but it is regarded as the best university in France for any foreigner and for greatest number of law firms and other firms. Trust me, Paris 1 is still THE reference for international law. To be blunt with you, the first and second year of degree were quite odd for me, I thought it would be more prestigious and the professors weren't all good but you learn many things and you learn a way of working above all. During my Master 1 the staff were quite good even if some professors were more researchers than teachers! The staff this year is really at the top, we've got professors but also people working as lawyer at the BNP or at the CCI (court of arbitration) for example. So for a Master don't worry about the staff, it is good!
They are also very very very open to foreign students, I've met people from the whole world there and they are really integrated!
Regarding the strike, your question made me smile because French people seem to be always in strike but that's not really the reality. I only faced one strike in the university four years ago and never at the Sorbonne itself. So don't worry about it!
As I'm French, my answer is probably not what you expected, maybe you wanted an answer from a foreigner student but I wanted to make you understand that a Master in Paris 1 specially in International Law can open many doors even if in its content the tuition isn't perfect and has many flaws. The reputation of Paris 1 isn't only a rumor when you try to find a job, but my last advice would be that you need to have another formation to complete the Sorbonne's one. Sorry if I made mistakes in English and if you need any help or advice, don't hesitate! That's also my student job ;)

Hello!

I'm from the Panthéon Sorbonne. I've studied law for 5 years now. I did a "Master 1" in International Business Law and I integrate this year a "Master 2" in International Commercial Law within Paris 1. The reputation of the Sorbonne is not always deserved but it is regarded as the best university in France for any foreigner and for greatest number of law firms and other firms. Trust me, Paris 1 is still THE reference for international law. To be blunt with you, the first and second year of degree were quite odd for me, I thought it would be more prestigious and the professors weren't all good but you learn many things and you learn a way of working above all. During my Master 1 the staff were quite good even if some professors were more researchers than teachers! The staff this year is really at the top, we've got professors but also people working as lawyer at the BNP or at the CCI (court of arbitration) for example. So for a Master don't worry about the staff, it is good!
They are also very very very open to foreign students, I've met people from the whole world there and they are really integrated!
Regarding the strike, your question made me smile because French people seem to be always in strike but that's not really the reality. I only faced one strike in the university four years ago and never at the Sorbonne itself. So don't worry about it!
As I'm French, my answer is probably not what you expected, maybe you wanted an answer from a foreigner student but I wanted to make you understand that a Master in Paris 1 specially in International Law can open many doors even if in its content the tuition isn't perfect and has many flaws. The reputation of Paris 1 isn't only a rumor when you try to find a job, but my last advice would be that you need to have another formation to complete the Sorbonne's one. Sorry if I made mistakes in English and if you need any help or advice, don't hesitate! That's also my student job ;)
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andresob5

Hi Carob!

Thank you very very much for your reply! It has been very helpful to me since I had some fears about going to Paris 1 but now I know that I might be undeserved criticism.

Are you doing the Master 2 en Droit du commerce international? Because I have planned to enroll initially in the Master 1 en Droit international and later either in the Master 2 en Droit du commerce international or the Master 2 en Administration internationale..

Once again, I really appreciate your response and your english is very good! As you, english is my second language so I might have also made some mistakes so never mind :P

Can't wait to go to Paris and study in the Sorbonne! It will be like a dream come true :D

Best regards

Hi Carob!

Thank you very very much for your reply! It has been very helpful to me since I had some fears about going to Paris 1 but now I know that I might be undeserved criticism.

Are you doing the Master 2 en Droit du commerce international? Because I have planned to enroll initially in the Master 1 en Droit international and later either in the Master 2 en Droit du commerce international or the Master 2 en Administration internationale..

Once again, I really appreciate your response and your english is very good! As you, english is my second language so I might have also made some mistakes so never mind :P

Can't wait to go to Paris and study in the Sorbonne! It will be like a dream come true :D

Best regards
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carob

Hi! I'm doing the Master 2 Droit du dommerce international, the start of the new school year was today so if you want any information on it, you can contact me anytime you want! You can also try to enroll in the M1 Droit international des affaires, it also gets you ready for the M2 Droit du commerce international!! This is what I did. Don't hesitate if you want more information!! ;)

Hi! I'm doing the Master 2 Droit du dommerce international, the start of the new school year was today so if you want any information on it, you can contact me anytime you want! You can also try to enroll in the M1 Droit international des affaires, it also gets you ready for the M2 Droit du commerce international!! This is what I did. Don't hesitate if you want more information!! ;)
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andresob5

Hi! Well, the thing is that I haven't decided yet wether to focus my career on international business and trade law or international law/diplomacy/international relations, because I love both!

Hi! Well, the thing is that I haven't decided yet wether to focus my career on international business and trade law or international law/diplomacy/international relations, because I love both!
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andresob5

So, i have thought that I could enroll in the M1 in International Law to have like a general background in several areas of international law, and the chose and focus on one of them either in the M2 Droit du commerce international or the M2 Administration international.

Is it difficult to get admitted to the Masters you did? How is the study load, I mean, do you really take full time of study or could you take a part-time job? Perhaps do you know how many is the monthly cost of living for a student?

Thanks a lot for all your information!! :D

So, i have thought that I could enroll in the M1 in International Law to have like a general background in several areas of international law, and the chose and focus on one of them either in the M2 Droit du commerce international or the M2 Administration international.

Is it difficult to get admitted to the Masters you did? How is the study load, I mean, do you really take full time of study or could you take a part-time job? Perhaps do you know how many is the monthly cost of living for a student?

Thanks a lot for all your information!! :D
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