École de droit, Master Droit économique
competition law, with a particular emphasis on its basic notions and speciﬁc reasoning methods. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical assessment of competition policies both at the EU and national level. The course covers the main areas of competition law : anti-competitive agreements, abuses of a dominant position, merger control and State-aid law. There will be a strong emphasis on EU competition law, but French law will also be studied in detail. Required reading : R. Whish and D. Bailey, Competition Law, 8th ed., Oxford University Press..
COMPLEX LEGAL TOOLS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
be detected ? What is speciﬁc about judicial decision-making ? What does judicial style reveal about judicial power ? Is economic analysis of the law helpful ? Issues explored cover comparative methodology and epistemology, and run to strands of critical legal thought including feminist, queer and critical race studies. Importantly, the course is also designed to show how these different types of legal thought and argument can be used in practice. To prove this point, hypothetical cases will be used in class, preparing for a ﬁnal Moot contest in which students will be encouraged to develop their argumentative skills in fact and law, as if in a trans- or supra-national forum. Required reading : Duncan Kennedy - Form and Substance in Private Law Adjudication - 89 harv. L. Rev. 1685 (1976) ; R. Wai, "Transnational Liftoff and Juridical Touchdown : The Regulatory Function of Private International Law in an Era of Globalization", 40 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2002), p. 209-274 ; Saskia Sassen, "De-Nationalized State Agendas and Privatized Law-Making", in K. H. Ladeur, Public Governance in an Age of Globalization, Ashgate, 2004 ; H. Muir Watt, « La Fonction économique du droit international privé », Revue internationale de droit économique, 2010/1 (t. XXIV, 1) ; Katherine Franke, "Gendered Subjects of Transitional Justice", 15 Colum. J. Gender & L. 813, 2006.
Teachers : Horatia MUIR WATT (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The course will be validated on the basis of continuous assessment (exercices handed in class over the term and class participation). Workload : One required reading weekly (report, article, judicial decision) for discussion in class. Students will be required to come to class prepared, having studied the compulsory readings. These are deliberately limited, so as to allow — realistically — for proper preparation. Over the term, teach student is required to hand in three practical exercises or hypotheticals, one of which will be made available each week and will be worked on in class. Pedagogical method : Emphasis will be put on ﬁnding and formulating arguments in law and fact in the context of hypothetical cases. The format is designed to prepare students to take part in the ﬁnal Moot contest. Course Description : This course serves as an introduction to contemporary theoretical debates in the law, with particular emphasis on issues surrounding legal reasoning. What exactly is a legal argument ? Are there forms of public regulation which are not “law” ? How determinate is a legal rule ? How can structural bias in the law
CONFLICT OF LAWS & CROSSBORDER LITIGATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Giuditta CORDERO-MOSS (Professor at the University of Osla), Hélène VAN LITH (Docteur en droit - Chercheuse associée - Ecole de droit - Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : H. VAN LITH : Continuous assessment (50%) ; ﬁnal oral assessment of 15 min (50%) ; bonus for active participation. 1695