LL.M. Sorbonne vs LL.M. Assas?


Hi,

I am wondering whether anyone has experiences of either of the below courses:

1) LLM de droit français et de droit européen
2) LLM droit français, européen et international des affaires

Both courses purport to cater towards foreign qualified lawyers seeking to practice in France. The subjects offered are also very similar.

However, fees differ significantly: Sorbonne is 10k whereas Assas is 2k. Can anyone explain this to me? Both universities appear to me to have similar standing in the French legal market. Sorbonne offers an end of course stage but it is difficult to imagine this as being worthy of an 8k difference.

Any views or relevant information would be most greatly appreciated.
Hi,

I am wondering whether anyone has experiences of either of the below courses:

1) LLM de droit français et de droit européen
2) LLM droit français, européen et international des affaires

Both courses purport to cater towards foreign qualified lawyers seeking to practice in France. The subjects offered are also very similar.

However, fees differ significantly: Sorbonne is €10k whereas Assas is €2k. Can anyone explain this to me? Both universities appear to me to have similar standing in the French legal market. Sorbonne offers an end of course stage but it is difficult to imagine this as being worthy of an 8k difference.

Any views or relevant information would be most greatly appreciated.
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lucel
Hi there!

I did an LLB in England, and then went on to do my LLM degree in Pantheon Sorbonne. I know 10k seems a bit expensive but it was really worth it. The quality of education is really fantastic (actual lawyers teach or renowned authors etc), allowing you to improve your french and european legal knowledge as well as opening the door to the french job market. Also, the course offered many trips abroad and in France, so you get to have a really wide european experience, not to speak of the fun it is to go on the trips with the other class mates. The course offers you all you need, as books and other studying materials. I sincerely enjoyed studying there.
An advantage as well is that the Sorbonne is recognized worldwide and Assas mainly in France. This was important to me because of my international background.
Anyways, hope this helps!
Hi there!

I did an LLB in England, and then went on to do my LLM degree in Pantheon Sorbonne. I know 10k seems a bit expensive but it was really worth it. The quality of education is really fantastic (actual lawyers teach or renowned authors etc), allowing you to improve your french and european legal knowledge as well as opening the door to the french job market. Also, the course offered many trips abroad and in France, so you get to have a really wide european experience, not to speak of the fun it is to go on the trips with the other class mates. The course offers you all you need, as books and other studying materials. I sincerely enjoyed studying there.
An advantage as well is that the Sorbonne is recognized worldwide and Assas mainly in France. This was important to me because of my international background.
Anyways, hope this helps!
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Hi!

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It is greatly appreciated.

As it happened, I had already signed up to the Sorbonne LLM prior to your post, however I am delighted to have had my decision re-affirmed by your comments!

Could I PM you with one or two questions regarding the course?

Thanks again!
Hi!

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It is greatly appreciated.

As it happened, I had already signed up to the Sorbonne LLM prior to your post, however I am delighted to have had my decision re-affirmed by your comments!

Could I PM you with one or two questions regarding the course?

Thanks again!
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Je suis une avocate mexicaine, certes, mais une avocate mexicaine très différente de celle qui est arrivée à Paris en Septembre 2013 pour entreprendre ce voyage extraordinaire : le LL.M. de droit français et de droit européen à lUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. A quelques jours dachever mes études dans le cadre de ce programme, j'atteste volontiers que toutes mes attentes ont été comblées et même largement dépassées. Cette expérience est sans doute la plus enrichissante qui soit ! Après plusieurs années au sein de grands cabinets (et une expertise en droit international des affaires, fiscal, boursier, bancaire et financier), j'étais très exigeante vis-à-vis de l'institution universitaire d'accueil qu'est l'école de droit de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne car à l'époque soucieuse de quitter ma position de collaboratrice dans un cabinet davocats international pour partir en France une année complète. Non seulement lenseignement assuré a été dune qualité exceptionnelle mais jai aussi développé un réseau international de confrères dans le monde entier dont jai beaucoup appris. De plus, jai pu vivre Paris comme je n'aurai jamais autrement pu le faire : je garderai un souvenir ému de nos visites et séjours d'études, mais aussi et surtout de soirées entre amis de promotion. Le stage de fin de formation maura enfin permis de découvrir les dessous d'une grande institution française et de réaliser que j'ai pu mettre à profit les connaissances acquises en cours de formation théorique des sept premiers mois. Je rentre bientôt pour poursuivre ma carrière professionnelle et je suis sûre et certaine qu'elle sera bonifiée par cette ouverture vers linternational que m'a offert cette formation que j'ai trouvé absolument exceptionnelle ! Rebeca Garcia Lopez
Je suis une avocate mexicaine, certes, mais une avocate mexicaine très différente de celle qui est arrivée à Paris en Septembre 2013 pour entreprendre ce voyage extraordinaire : le LL.M. de droit français et de droit européen à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. A quelques jours d’achever mes études dans le cadre de ce programme, j'atteste volontiers que toutes mes attentes ont été comblées et même largement dépassées. Cette expérience est sans doute la plus enrichissante qui soit ! Après plusieurs années au sein de grands cabinets (et une expertise en droit international des affaires, fiscal, boursier, bancaire et financier), j'étais très exigeante vis-à-vis de l'institution universitaire d'accueil qu'est l'école de droit de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne car à l'époque soucieuse de quitter ma position de collaboratrice dans un cabinet d’avocats international pour partir en France une année complète. Non seulement l’enseignement assuré a été d’une qualité exceptionnelle mais j’ai aussi développé un réseau international de confrères dans le monde entier dont j’ai beaucoup appris. De plus, j’ai pu vivre Paris comme je n'aurai jamais autrement pu le faire : je garderai un souvenir ému de nos visites et séjours d'études, mais aussi et surtout de soirées entre amis de promotion. Le stage de fin de formation m’aura enfin permis de découvrir les dessous d'une grande institution française et de réaliser que j'ai pu mettre à profit les connaissances acquises en cours de formation théorique des sept premiers mois. Je rentre bientôt pour poursuivre ma carrière professionnelle et je suis sûre et certaine qu'elle sera bonifiée par cette ouverture vers l’international que m'a offert cette formation que j'ai trouvé absolument exceptionnelle ! Rebeca Garcia Lopez
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Paris 2 (Assas) is the most famous law school in France.
Paris 2 (Assas) is the most famous law school in France.
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chicken so...
Paris 2 (Assas) is the most famous law school in France.

This has been discussed to death on these forums and it's arguable. Generally speaking, Sorbonne is better known globally while Assas has the stronger reputation in France.

Honestly: it feels like advertising when somebody comes on here and makes two posts about how great a school is (and nothing else).
[quote]Paris 2 (Assas) is the most famous law school in France.[/quote]
This has been discussed to death on these forums and it's arguable. Generally speaking, Sorbonne is better known globally while Assas has the stronger reputation in France.

Honestly: it feels like advertising when somebody comes on here and makes two posts about how great a school is (and nothing else).
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David M
Sorbonne isn't just Paris 1.
Sorbonne is a group of University.
Paris 1 and Paris 2 are member of Sorbonne University.
Sorbonne isn't just Paris 1.
Sorbonne is a group of University.
Paris 1 and Paris 2 are member of Sorbonne University.
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Paulo S
Paris 2 have most famous Alumni (French president, first minister, french and foreigner famous politician, lawyer...).
Paris 2 is Sorbonne too.
Paris 2 have most famous Alumni (French president, first minister, french and foreigner famous politician, lawyer...).
Paris 2 is Sorbonne too.
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