École de droit, Master Droit économique
MASTER IN ECONOMIC LAW
Program Director: Professor Christophe Jamin
Program objectives The courses in this Master are organized on a step-by-step basis to allow students with no prior legal training to master the essential techniques and methods of legal reasoning. Courses initially focus on general concepts before moving on, in subsequent semesters, to increasingly specialized and concrete ﬁelds of law. The courses thus aim to introduce students to fundamental legal concepts while also helping them understand the theoretical challenges involved, supplemented with concrete case studies illustrating the actual practice of the law. This combination of fundamental knowledge and speciﬁc practical skills is indeed the basis of legal practice. Orientation and speciﬁc features The ﬁrst year is devoted to the core subjects that are essential for acquiring or reinforcing a solid grounding in law, and sound understanding of economic law. Alongside these required courses, each semester, students are offered a range of electives to round out the program, all of which treat aspects of substantial law as well as legal reasoning. During their second year, students may choose from ﬁve areas of specialization: • Economic Disputes and Arbitration • Economic Public Law • Companies, Markets and Regulation • Global Governance Studies • Innovation Law Courses are taught either in French or in English by leading academics or practitioners. During the gap year students may take advantage of one of the many exchange programs the law school has concluded with prestigious universities around the world (including Columbia, Frankfort, Harvard, Keio, McGill, Stanford and Turin) The Sciences Po Law School offers to non-French-speaking students an English Track from the ﬁrst year of the Master in Economic Law through to the completion of the doctorate. In the ﬁrst year of the Master, all mandatory and a number of electives courses are taught both in French and in English. During their second year, students in the English Track may choose the Global Governance Studies specialization, which is particularly oriented toward economic globalization. Finally, doctoral students may satisfy their prerequisites and draft their theses in English. Career opportunities Graduates of the Master in Economic Law pursue careers primarily at law ﬁrms, advising ﬁrms and the legal departments of major companies, in France and at the international level, as well as governmental or nongovernmental European and international institutions.