Requirements to Practice Law in France


EuHopeful
Hello!

I hold a JD degree from a top American law school, and I have been admitted to practice law in my state. I am currently a deferred associate with a Vault Top 100 firm in Washington, D.C. I am trying to weigh my options as my ultimate goal is to practice law in France.

I have been trying to figure out what steps I need to take to achieve this goal, but everywhere I look, there are different degrees listed. Would someone please tell me what degree is necessary for practicing law in France? I'm interested in the programs in Paris, but I'm wondering if it is better to start working here in the States, and then attempt a move to Paris, or if I should finish my studies before starting my career.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!
Hello!

I hold a JD degree from a top American law school, and I have been admitted to practice law in my state. I am currently a deferred associate with a Vault Top 100 firm in Washington, D.C. I am trying to weigh my options as my ultimate goal is to practice law in France.

I have been trying to figure out what steps I need to take to achieve this goal, but everywhere I look, there are different degrees listed. Would someone please tell me what degree is necessary for practicing law in France? I'm interested in the programs in Paris, but I'm wondering if it is better to start working here in the States, and then attempt a move to Paris, or if I should finish my studies before starting my career.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!
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jeanba
Hi,

I practised as an attorney in France for 8 years. I can give you advise.Ccan you be more accurate? What do you want to do exactly? Get into a University? practise in a cpmpany or as attorney?
Hi,

I practised as an attorney in France for 8 years. I can give you advise.Ccan you be more accurate? What do you want to do exactly? Get into a University? practise in a cpmpany or as attorney?
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EuHopeful
Well, my ultimate goal is to practice in either a firm or a company as an attorney. I'm a corporate lawyer - so anything from securities to real estate to tax would be great. I'm wondering if I need to go back to school to practice in France since I'm already licensed to practice in the United States (with my JD and my bar acceptance). I'm assuming I would have to take the Paris Bar Exam, but is there any way to practice in France without going to a French law school?

Thanks!
Well, my ultimate goal is to practice in either a firm or a company as an attorney. I'm a corporate lawyer - so anything from securities to real estate to tax would be great. I'm wondering if I need to go back to school to practice in France since I'm already licensed to practice in the United States (with my JD and my bar acceptance). I'm assuming I would have to take the Paris Bar Exam, but is there any way to practice in France without going to a French law school?

Thanks!
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jeanba
I don't know if you are allow to practise in France as an attorney with your US degrees. In fact I am afraid not. A french attorney cannot practise in the USA so I doubt France permit US attorneys to practise in France. So you must get into the Training Centre of Bar (Centre de formation Professionnelle des Avocats).But you must know that french laws are not used in the world business. So is it relevant to study french laws?

With your american background you can get into american or British Law firms located in Paris. They might need some lawyers even if you are not a French attorney. The other law firms are focused on french or europen law.

a piece of advise :try Geneva. A lot of companies could be interested in your bakground. And salaries are much more higher than in France. France is very expensive. Much more than USA. But Salaries are very low.
I don't know if you are allow to practise in France as an attorney with your US degrees. In fact I am afraid not. A french attorney cannot practise in the USA so I doubt France permit US attorneys to practise in France. So you must get into the Training Centre of Bar (Centre de formation Professionnelle des Avocats).But you must know that french laws are not used in the world business. So is it relevant to study french laws?

With your american background you can get into american or British Law firms located in Paris. They might need some lawyers even if you are not a French attorney. The other law firms are focused on french or europen law.

a piece of advise :try Geneva. A lot of companies could be interested in your bakground. And salaries are much more higher than in France. France is very expensive. Much more than USA. But Salaries are very low.
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lenalena
I know that the post is old, but, maybe, someone will answer me. How many studies years should pass to be a lawyer in France? Well, I mean: after my bachelor degree, should I take also a Master? is it good the Master 1 or do I need also the 2nd level Master? I am not asking something about the bar examination, but what would be my higher legal education in France. An LL. M. is considered to be a lawyer or a PhD candidate?
I know that the post is old, but, maybe, someone will answer me. How many studies years should pass to be a lawyer in France? Well, I mean: after my bachelor degree, should I take also a Master? is it good the Master 1 or do I need also the 2nd level Master? I am not asking something about the bar examination, but what would be my higher legal education in France. An LL. M. is considered to be a lawyer or a PhD candidate?
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Lily13
I know that the post is old, but, maybe, someone will answer me. How many studies years should pass to be a lawyer in France? Well, I mean: after my bachelor degree, should I take also a Master? is it good the Master 1 or do I need also the 2nd level Master? I am not asking something about the bar examination, but what would be my higher legal education in France. An LL. M. is considered to be a lawyer or a PhD candidate?


You only need a Master 1 to take the bar exam in France !
[quote]I know that the post is old, but, maybe, someone will answer me. How many studies years should pass to be a lawyer in France? Well, I mean: after my bachelor degree, should I take also a Master? is it good the Master 1 or do I need also the 2nd level Master? I am not asking something about the bar examination, but what would be my higher legal education in France. An LL. M. is considered to be a lawyer or a PhD candidate?
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You only need a Master 1 to take the bar exam in France !
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