Sciences Po "Master in Economic Law" English Track


joshc618
Hi Everyone,

I'm taking the LSAT and planning to apply to law schools here in the United States. However, I studied International Relations and French in college, so I am also thinking about studying law in France. I do speak French pretty well (scored an Advanced-Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview), but I'm not sure if I speak French well enough to join law schools like Paris 1 or 2. Sciences Po, on the other hand, has an English track "Master in Economic Law", which would allow me to study in France (which I would love), give me the opportunity to become completely fluent in French, and I have heard that Sciences Po has an incredible reputation in France. My ultimate goal is to end up working in France in consulting or the legal field. This being said, does anyone know about any other good law schools in France that I could apply for even though my French skills aren't completely fluent? Should I just go for the Sciences Po English Track program? I would like any advice that anyone has! As for my profile, I graduated with a 3.85 (top 5%), majored in International Studies and French with a minor in Public Policy, I have studied abroad twice in France (one month in Paris, one semester in Angers) and once in China (four week leadership exchange), and I am working at a law firm for the next year until I go back off to school.

I hope someone has some advice!
Hi Everyone,

I'm taking the LSAT and planning to apply to law schools here in the United States. However, I studied International Relations and French in college, so I am also thinking about studying law in France. I do speak French pretty well (scored an Advanced-Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview), but I'm not sure if I speak French well enough to join law schools like Paris 1 or 2. Sciences Po, on the other hand, has an English track "Master in Economic Law", which would allow me to study in France (which I would love), give me the opportunity to become completely fluent in French, and I have heard that Sciences Po has an incredible reputation in France. My ultimate goal is to end up working in France in consulting or the legal field. This being said, does anyone know about any other good law schools in France that I could apply for even though my French skills aren't completely fluent? Should I just go for the Sciences Po English Track program? I would like any advice that anyone has! As for my profile, I graduated with a 3.85 (top 5%), majored in International Studies and French with a minor in Public Policy, I have studied abroad twice in France (one month in Paris, one semester in Angers) and once in China (four week leadership exchange), and I am working at a law firm for the next year until I go back off to school.

I hope someone has some advice!
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mikado
If you want to study law in France and work in the legal field over here, I would say :
1. Paris I / Paris II
2. Sciences Po

If you want a more general track :
1. HEC / ESSEC / ESCP
2. Sciences Po
If you want to study law in France and work in the legal field over here, I would say :
1. Paris I / Paris II
2. Sciences Po

If you want a more general track :
1. HEC / ESSEC / ESCP
2. Sciences Po
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joshc618
Thanks for the info. Do you know the language requirements for French for the schools?
Thanks for the info. Do you know the language requirements for French for the schools?
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mikado
Sorry, I'm french so not really aware of language requirements...

I had friends from abroad studying at Paris 1 with me and there french was very good (maybe not fluent but almost). I think its essential to study law even though when sitings exams, you should know that french not being your native language will be taken taken into consderation.

Maybe HEC / ESSEC /ESCP or Sciences Po would be more adapted to your situation.
Sorry, I'm french so not really aware of language requirements...

I had friends from abroad studying at Paris 1 with me and there french was very good (maybe not fluent but almost). I think its essential to study law even though when sitings exams, you should know that french not being your native language will be taken taken into consderation.

Maybe HEC / ESSEC /ESCP or Sciences Po would be more adapted to your situation.
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skeg
forget coming to sciences po, you will loose your time and learn only bla bla
forget coming to sciences po, you will loose your time and learn only bla bla
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Omayr
I asked one of the people studying at Sciences Po in Eco Law. He loved the programme and also said that job prospects are pretty good as many of the professors are great and the other staff is very helpful! Moreover, the very fact that in this degree you can study for a semester at Columbia Law School, speaks for its international reputation.

However, that's just one view. But it would be great if we can have more posts from those who have themselves studied for this course or know somebody with a first hand experience. Please share your views and experiences on the topic.
I asked one of the people studying at Sciences Po in Eco Law. He loved the programme and also said that job prospects are pretty good as many of the professors are great and the other staff is very helpful! Moreover, the very fact that in this degree you can study for a semester at Columbia Law School, speaks for its international reputation.

However, that's just one view. But it would be great if we can have more posts from those who have themselves studied for this course or know somebody with a first hand experience. Please share your views and experiences on the topic.
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mikado
Sciences Po Eco law is a very good program, no hesitation if you can get in and want to study in France.

Just for reminder, Paris I and Paris II also have prestigious partnerships ( Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Kings etc. even sciences po and HEC, ESSEC...)

The general view in France is that law is studied at University (just check out attorney's degrees). But sciences po has recently obtained for their law students to be eligible to pass the bar exam... And has a good overall reputation. But their reputation comes from public affairs and preparation for ENA, not law...
Sciences Po Eco law is a very good program, no hesitation if you can get in and want to study in France.

Just for reminder, Paris I and Paris II also have prestigious partnerships ( Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Kings etc. even sciences po and HEC, ESSEC...)

The general view in France is that law is studied at University (just check out attorney's degrees). But sciences po has recently obtained for their law students to be eligible to pass the bar exam... And has a good overall reputation. But their reputation comes from public affairs and preparation for ENA, not law...
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Omayr
But Sciences Po's Master in Eco Law is entirely in english and that is a big advantage for those who want to study in Paris but do not have requisite language skills to study in other biggies of France! Once in France, you can definitely brush up your french.

I hope I won't be making a mistake by going to Sceinces Po!! :-(
But Sciences Po's Master in Eco Law is entirely in english and that is a big advantage for those who want to study in Paris but do not have requisite language skills to study in other biggies of France! Once in France, you can definitely brush up your french.

I hope I won't be making a mistake by going to Sceinces Po!! :-(
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rushdeep
But Sciences Po's Master in Eco Law is entirely in english and that is a big advantage for those who want to study in Paris but do not have requisite language skills to study in other biggies of France! Once in France, you can definitely brush up your french.

I hope I won't be making a mistake by going to Sciences Po!! :-(


Hey Omayr,
Did you finally go to Sciences Po? How was it?
[quote]But Sciences Po's Master in Eco Law is entirely in english and that is a big advantage for those who want to study in Paris but do not have requisite language skills to study in other biggies of France! Once in France, you can definitely brush up your french.

I hope I won't be making a mistake by going to Sciences Po!! :-([/quote]

Hey Omayr,
Did you finally go to Sciences Po? How was it?
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