law studies in France


I am a european citizen and i want to study in France for a bachelor's degree. I can not understand the difference between Paris 1 and Paris 2. So far, i have concluded that Paris 1 is better than Paris 2. However, I am not fluent in French and I would like to ask if there are classes at Paris 1 in English. By the way, I want to study the European Law, so what would you suggest? Thank you in advance!
I am a european citizen and i want to study in France for a bachelor's degree. I can not understand the difference between Paris 1 and Paris 2. So far, i have concluded that Paris 1 is better than Paris 2. However, I am not fluent in French and I would like to ask if there are classes at Paris 1 in English. By the way, I want to study the European Law, so what would you suggest? Thank you in advance!
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In Paris there is many law schools (a.k.a. faculté de droit):
- University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
- University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
- University Paris 5 Paris Descartes
- University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis
- University Paris 9 Paris Dauphine
- University Paris 10 Paris Nanterre
- University Paris 11 Paris Sud
- University Paris 12 Paris Est Créteil Val-de-Marne
- University Paris 13 Paris Nord
- University Cergy-Pontoise
- University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
- University Évry Val d'Essonne
- Catholic University of Paris (private school)

It is widely agreed that in France the two more prestigious are Paris 1 Sorbonne and Paris 2 Assas while outside of France the more prestigious is usually only Paris 1 Sorbonne. The master degrees of Science Po are also as of interest.

In addition, all the other law schools (in Paris or in the other French cities) are also pretty good while they are less well-known. It's because in France there not really an entry level selection to access to the university. French students are theoretically dispatched to the closest university from their home (except if the closest university does not have the class speciality that the student is looking for; e.g. the dual licence degree in French and Russian law is only offered by the Univesity of Nanterre). So, the "hard" selection is usually done to access to the master degree and the "fame" will usually be connected to a specific master degree within a university rather than the university as whole. In that context the best master of law in: "wine" law is usually at Bordeaux, "aerospace" law is usually at Toulouse, EU law is usually at Strasbourg, etc.

As a foreign applicant I guess that you will be subject to different selective rules and if you are from an EU member state I guess that it should easier and less expensive than someone from outside EU.

Some of those law schools offer a dual legal bachelor degree (a.k.a. licence) in French law + a foreign law which could be in English, like for example:
-Paris 1 Sorbonne with the licence in French and US law, https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/ws/ws.php?_cmd=getFormation&_oid=UP1-PROG46747&_redirect=voir_presentation_diplome&_lang=fr-FR , or the licence in French and English law, https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/ws/ws.php?_cmd=getFormation&_oid=UP1-PROG46746&_redirect=voir_presentation_diplome&_lang=fr-FR ;
-Paris 10 Nanterre with the licence in French law and common law, https://ufr-dsp.parisnanterre.fr/licence-droit-economie-gestion-br-mention-droit-francais-droits-etrangers-br-parcours-droit-francais-common-law-381032.kjsp?RH=1425809433019&RF=1425809433019 ;
- Cergy-Pontoise with the licence English and US law, http://www.droitucp.fr/licence-1-droit-anglo-americain ;
- etc.
However, those licence are not very oriented toward the EU law.

Otherwise, you should also consider the University of Strasbourg which has a licence specialised in EU law (http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=27885&tx_unistrarof_pi1%5Brof-program%5D=ME74&cHash=99fdfe8713f563d0c1bb231e4bdf6d9e#data-rof-tab-presentation). (FYI: Strasbourg is an important city from an EU perspective due to European parliament sitting there)

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In Paris there is many law schools (a.k.a. [i]faculté de droit[/i]):
- University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
- University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
- University Paris 5 Paris Descartes
- University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis
- University Paris 9 Paris Dauphine
- University Paris 10 Paris Nanterre
- University Paris 11 Paris Sud
- University Paris 12 Paris Est Créteil Val-de-Marne
- University Paris 13 Paris Nord
- University Cergy-Pontoise
- University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
- University Évry Val d'Essonne
- Catholic University of Paris (private school)

It is widely agreed that in France the two more prestigious are [b]Paris 1 Sorbonne[/b] and [b]Paris 2 Assas[/b] while outside of France the more prestigious is usually only [b]Paris 1 Sorbonne[/b]. The master degrees of [b]Science Po[/b] are also as of interest.

In addition, all the other law schools (in Paris or in the other French cities) are also pretty good while they are less well-known. It's because in France there not really an entry level selection to access to the university. French students are theoretically dispatched to the closest university from their home (except if the closest university does not have the class speciality that the student is looking for; [i]e.g.[/i] the dual [i]licence[/i] degree in French and Russian law is only offered by the Univesity of Nanterre). So, the "hard" selection is usually done to access to the master degree and the "fame" will usually be connected to a specific master degree within a university rather than the university as whole. In that context the best master of law in: "wine" law is usually at Bordeaux, "aerospace" law is usually at Toulouse, [u]EU law is usually at Strasbourg[/u], etc.

As a foreign applicant I guess that you will be subject to different selective rules and if you are from an EU member state I guess that it should easier and less expensive than someone from outside EU.

Some of those law schools offer a dual legal bachelor degree (a.k.a. [i]licence[/i]) in French law + a foreign law which could be in English, like for example:
-[b]Paris 1 Sorbonne[/b] with the [i]licence[/i] in French and US law, https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/ws/ws.php?_cmd=getFormation&_oid=UP1-PROG46747&_redirect=voir_presentation_diplome&_lang=fr-FR , or the [i]licence[/i] in French and English law, https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/ws/ws.php?_cmd=getFormation&_oid=UP1-PROG46746&_redirect=voir_presentation_diplome&_lang=fr-FR ;
-[b]Paris 10 Nanterre[/b] with the [i]licence[/i] in French law and common law, https://ufr-dsp.parisnanterre.fr/licence-droit-economie-gestion-br-mention-droit-francais-droits-etrangers-br-parcours-droit-francais-common-law-381032.kjsp?RH=1425809433019&RF=1425809433019 ;
- [b]Cergy-Pontoise[/b] with the [i]licence[/i] English and US law, http://www.droitucp.fr/licence-1-droit-anglo-americain ;
- etc.
However, those [i]licence[/i] are not very oriented toward the EU law.

Otherwise, you should also consider the [b]University of Strasbourg[/b] which has a [i]licence[/i] specialised in EU law (http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=27885&tx_unistrarof_pi1%5Brof-program%5D=ME74&cHash=99fdfe8713f563d0c1bb231e4bdf6d9e#data-rof-tab-presentation). ([u]FYI[/u]: Strasbourg is an important city from an EU perspective due to European parliament sitting there)
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