The mock trial in American contract law class

On Friday the 11th of April, the whole class had to be at 8 :30 AM at the EY offices in Neuilly for our last seminar about the LLM preparation for this semester. So we were all dressed up on that day and this was a good thing since it was precisely the day that Mr Einbinder, Professor of American contract law, had chosen to organize us a mock trial in class in the afternoon. Students had been divided into four teams, and we had been given the summary of the Texaco v. Pennzoil case weeks ago. Each team was assigned its part to prepare, either the defendants, the claimant or the judges, and was supposed to be able to conduct an argument as in a real trial.

mock trial

The funny thing was that even on our way back from EY to the University, some of us were actually already arguing the case while still in the train, confronting their respective arguments and sometime getting carried away, before the mock trial had even begun ! That’s how much we were into the game ! Anyway we got to the classroom, rearranged the chairs and tables to make it look like a court room and I, as one the judges, opened the session.

It was the first time any of us ever took part to that exercise and it was awesome. We had our one chance to be a Harvey Specter for 2 and a half hours, it was very exciting to hear some expressions we had only heard in movies coming out of our own mouths. Plus it was also very interesting to implement all we had learn from Mr Einbinder about american contract law and use it to defeat the adverse party.

I had a unique and thrilling experience which hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to repeat, I am very thankful to the professor for that idea !

Joaquim Traoré – GED 2

PROJECT MANAGEMENT : LET’S ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

During our second year at GED, we are lucky to profit from a really interesting partnership with the world known brand Ernst & Young. That partnership gives us the opportunity to attend a project management class with Maitre Baller, who is in charge of Partner-Marketing Enablement, Sourcing & Employer Brand at EY.

Besides the prestige of EY and our excellent teacher, the class offers us a really interesting program. Indeed, even though most of us have already been involved in an important project, we never had the opportunity to work with professional tools in a professional context. Thanks to that class, we will improve some skills and abilities that would be very useful in our future career.

Project gestion

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Start of the school year – a crossed description made by two first year students

Entering the premises of Ernst & Young was probably the moment when we all understood what were the privileges of our specific diploma.

In fact, what is different with being in the GED is actually the close contact and the direct familiarity that is offered to us with the professional framework that we are able to frequent regularly. Thus we often go to Ernst & Young to attend useful and gripping seminaries held by Mr. Baller in person.

Rentrée EY

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Xmas Party 2013 @ EY Société d’avocats

On the 18th of december took place the third – and hopefully not the last – edition of the christmas party in Ernst & Young’s premises. This annual and hearty meeting was held by Mr. Baller which invited all GED classes from the L1 to the M2 to come and join him in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere despite the exams approaching for many.

The christmas party was of course the occasion to welcome back the students who had proudly left for their LLM all around the world. In this respect, each student concerned received their diploma from the hand of Veronique Magnier who, we could tell, was undoubtedly proud of her students.

XMAS PARTY 1

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