Class Schedule


BarbaraB
I was unable to find information online regarding the class schedule. I read that the program takes 9-10 months and is 210 hours long, but I was wondering what the weekly class schedule is. Do the classes take place everyday or on selected days of the week? Also, are the classes usually in morning or in the afternoon?

If anyone who goes/went there could clarify, O would be very grateful!
I was unable to find information online regarding the class schedule. I read that the program takes 9-10 months and is 210 hours long, but I was wondering what the weekly class schedule is. Do the classes take place everyday or on selected days of the week? Also, are the classes usually in morning or in the afternoon?

If anyone who goes/went there could clarify, O would be very grateful!
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The theory: ECTS

In Europe, many countries and law schools use ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Under this system, a year is 60 credits composed of 2 semesters of 30 credits each. 1 credit is supposed to be the equivalent of 25-30 hours of studies. So roughly speaking 1 semester is 750-900 hours of studies and 1 year is 1500-1800 hours of studies.
More information about the ECTS here: https://ec.europa.eu/education/resources-and-tools/european-credit-transfer-and-accumulation-system-ects_en

However, it's very hypothetical because if you academic program includes the drafting of a memorandum or a thesis, the time spent to seek the information and the time spent to draft the document will be approximately estimated and converted in credits. In that case you will have less time spent in-class which means more "free time" (or time dedicated to your searches/drafting). => It's most the case in master degree of law rather than in licence of law.

The reality: In France

The class schedule: It will depends of the availability of the teacher and the planing is usually the same during all the semester. However, sometimes the class time can change from a week to another when the professor become unavailable, and usually, smaller is your class-size, higher are the probability that a professor change class time quite often. While unusual, it's also possible that a professor decides to do his/her classes "intensely" during 2 weeks instead of a full semester => It's most the case in master degree of law rather than in licence of law.

The time slot: There is no rule, it can be early morning (7am), during lunchtime, even quite late (until 9pm), and also on saturday morning.

What a week looks like: You can expect around 21-25 hours of big class lecture and few more hours (2-6h) of small class tutorial (travaux dirigés). If you are lucky, all those classes can be bundled on few days, if not they can be spread over a full week and with long hours of waiting between two courses..

More information about the law studies in Paris (in french): https://m.onisep.fr/content/download/486116/10294354/file/Fiche_info_licence_droit_2019_IDF.pdf

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[b][u]The theory: ECTS[/u][/b]

In Europe, many countries and law schools use ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Under this system, a year is 60 credits composed of 2 semesters of 30 credits each. 1 credit is supposed to be the equivalent of 25-30 hours of studies. So roughly speaking 1 semester is 750-900 hours of studies and 1 year is 1500-1800 hours of studies.
More information about the ECTS here: https://ec.europa.eu/education/resources-and-tools/european-credit-transfer-and-accumulation-system-ects_en

However, it's very hypothetical because if you academic program includes the drafting of a memorandum or a thesis, the time spent to seek the information and the time spent to draft the document will be approximately estimated and converted in credits. In that case you will have less time spent in-class which means more "free time" (or time dedicated to your searches/drafting). => It's most the case in master degree of law rather than in [i]licence[/i] of law.

[b][u]The reality: In France[/u][/b]

[u]The class schedule[/u]: It will depends of the availability of the teacher and the planing is usually the same during all the semester. However, sometimes the class time can change from a week to another when the professor become unavailable, and usually, smaller is your class-size, higher are the probability that a professor change class time quite often. While unusual, it's also possible that a professor decides to do his/her classes "intensely" during 2 weeks instead of a full semester => It's most the case in master degree of law rather than in [i]licence[/i] of law.

[u]The time slot[/u]: There is no rule, it can be early morning (7am), during lunchtime, even quite late (until 9pm), and also on saturday morning.

[u]What a week looks like[/u]: You can expect around 21-25 hours of big class lecture and few more hours (2-6h) of small class tutorial ([i]travaux dirigés[/i]). If you are lucky, all those classes can be bundled on few days, if not they can be spread over a full week and with long hours of waiting between two courses..

More information about the law studies in Paris (in french): https://m.onisep.fr/content/download/486116/10294354/file/Fiche_info_licence_droit_2019_IDF.pdf
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