I am currently studying at Hong Kong University in the LLM program Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, and the purpose of this article is to provide you with some recommendations about which Master’s 1 courses to choose.
For my third year in the Grande Ecole du Droit, I had to select two Master’s 1 courses, and with no surprise I chose the Intellectual Property Law class! My other choice was Private International Law for the first semester, but I invite you to read the interesting article about this class written by Maxime Claude Nersès FRANCOIS, and I will only focus on the Intellectual Property Law course.
Gaëlle (in blue) with other Grande Ecole du Droit students at an EY event – © Christophe Rabinovici
I’ve wished to write an article about the Business Criminal Law module – in French, Droit Pénal des Affaires – because it was one of my favourite lessons during my third year at the Grande Ecole du Droit.
As you can guess, Business Criminal Law is about Criminal Law, applied to the business world. In other words, it deals with crimes, fraud, or each criminal offense “which [is] characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and which [is] not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence” (US Department of Justice, FBI). I am speaking about theft, possession and sale of stolen goods, bribery, money laundering and at lot of incriminations which are aimed at punish cunning, well-educated and sometimes very talented white-collar criminals.
First of all you have to find a place to stay for the week-end, at least one night and it is not easy mostly because of your shoestring budget (a student budget is by definition very small) and because most owners are afraid to rent to a large group of students. Indeed they fear to find their place completely ravaged. So, you have to be patient and have a strong competence in negotiation to find the perfect place to rent for the WEI. Then you have to rent one or more buses to transport everyone (for more advice, please contact Manon Bourdin, the GED student who did this task). With the price of both, you can make a budget that every student who wants to attend the WEI will have to pay (to have an order of magnitude, our was 70€ per person), write a document to inform the students of the price, what is included in it, what they have to bring, documents they have to give, internal rules they have to sign … (to have the document written by Manon Bourdin and Héléna Chéron GED students please contact them).
Students just arriving at the WEI.