This blog was created in March 2014 by Avrile Floro. Back then, she was a second year student at the Grande Ecole du Droit, and thought it was necessary to have a website closer to the GED students’ everyday life, to show to all how interesting and rich life deep inside the GED is.
Avrile is now leaving for her LL.M in the United States, and we wish her all the best ! Thanks to her hard work and dedication to this blog, a solid editorial team has been built up throughout the years, and we are confident this website is here to stay. Thank you Avrile.
The « Grande Ecole du Droit » was created in 2009 by Pr. Magnier. This academic training is for students interested in tax law or international business law. It is a formation of high level, strongly recognized, but it also brings a lot to all students who have the opportunity to take part in it.
The “Grande Ecole du Droit” lasts four years. We attend all the classic courses of a law degree but we also attend other specialized courses on the Common law system. Most of our classes are taught in English. During our fourth year, we are able to join an LL.M in the University of our choice. At the end of this fourth year, we get a dual degree with a Master 1 in Business Law/Financial Law from the University Paris-Sud XI and an LL.M from the University where we spent a year.
Ernst & Young also plays an important role in our academic education because they teach us how to become the people who count for tomorrow and how to cultivate our leadership. Leadership appears to us to be a necessary quality to become great jurists and/or professionals.
This spirit of cooperation makes things significantly easier. Because we are taking part in the « Grande Ecole du Droit » we have more work than other students have in a classic law degree. Nevertheless, the support we give each other allows us to deal with it more effectively. A trip gathering all students from the “Grande Ecole du Droit”, organized each year after the finals, is also an important moment in our diploma’s life.
Most of us have strong relationship with our tutor, designated from the first day of school to guide us in this new world of law school. These valuable relationships with all students of the “Grande Ecole du Droit” are the first step in building our network. This network, that we are all actively constructing, helps to facilitate the search for internships or to receive advice from older students, for instance about the New York Bar examination. A tutoring system is also possible if students want it.
All these features must be link with the selection criteria in the “Grande Ecole du Droit”. Indeed, if the grades are important because it helps to ensure that students have the capacity to provide the amount of work, the “Grande Ecole du Droit” is mainly looking for personalities able to share their own Experience. Our strength comes from our diversity. There are students from different countries and many of them have spent years or months abroad. All this teaches us to be familiar with a diversified environment and ensures us of a mutual enrichment. It is important to keep in mind that we all have to represent and to promote this academic training. If it does allow us to grow in many ways, it is also important to remember that we make it thrive.
Avrile Floro & Mahaut Dufour