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Tulane Law School


Paris Dauphine

Student may enroll in up to four credits during the session.  All courses will be taught in English.

Orientation will take place on Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm.

Although this program does not fulfill any specific Tulane Law School requirement or certificate program, you will receive a certificate of successful completion for all 4 credits after final grades are registered. 

Course Descriptions:

American and European Constitutional Law in Comparative Perspective, Professor Jörg Fedtke (one credit)

This course discusses two key features of U.S. constitutional law – judicial review and federalism – in a comparative perspective. Contemporary European approaches, found both on the level of the European Union and three of its most important Member States – France, Germany and the United Kingdom – are contrasted with U.S. case law and doctrine. The course invites critical reflection of the U.S. model and foreign alternatives; provides an understanding of the deeper constitutional issues underlying the current crisis in Europe; and discusses the viability of transnational constitutionalism.  Knowledge of foreign languages is not required.

Antitrust and Merger in European Union Law, Professor Monéger (one credit)

This course will focus on the rules and principles of antitrust and merger law in the European Union and its impact on corporations including U.S. corporations in Europe. Part of the course will be devoted to discussing the conflicting decisions made by U.S. and EU authorities over the past 10 years.

European Union – Institutions and Politics, Professor Iris Canor (one credit)

The European Union is often described as "the largest trading bloc in the world and its political clout is increasingly catching up with its economic might". It is also the most advanced model of transnational integration the study of which illuminates new forms of both international and constitutional/administrative law. The course will focus on issues of constitutional and institutional design of the European Union; some aspects of the establishment of the common market; the human rights design and its politics; and the interplay with other regional and international organizations such as the European Convention of Human Rights and the United Nations.

Introduction to French Law and French Legal Culture, Professor Palmer (one credit)

This course explores the entire French legal system, both its private law and public law, and attempts to give the student a broad historical and contemporary view of the French legal tradition, the famous French codes, the judicial system, doctrinal authors, the style of French judgments, legal education and an introduction to the legal profession.

Course Schedule:

Classes will be held from Monday through Friday. 

There will be four classes per day, scheduled from 9 am - 9:55 am; 10 am - 10:55 am; 11 am - 11:55 am; and 12 pm - 12:55 pm. Exams will take place on July 13, during class sessions.

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on scheduling conflicts or low enrollment in a particular course. [ return to top ]

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