Last year, because I was doing my Business and Finance law Masters 1 by anticipation, just like every third-year student in the Grande Ecole du Droit, I had to choose one elective course each semester in Business and Finance law to complete the requirements of the Masters degree.
While I had chosen commercial law for the first semester, I wanted something really new for the second semester. I figured that competition law would be the one, given that I heard lots but did not know a thing about it. Let me just say that it was a great choice, I absolutely do not regret it and it helped me a lot during my LL.M !
Baya Hariche speaking at an EY event – © Christophe Rabinovici
The only negative point I remember about this course was its hours : we had class on Mondays from 5 to 8pm. Not a big deal when you love what you are doing, right ? That was not exactly my opinion at the time but let’s move to the teacher and the content of the class.
As you know, third-year students of the Grande Ecole du Droit attend Masters’ 1 courses (4th year) by anticipation during their 3rd year. Every student can choose one course by semester, among a wide range of classes. I chose to attend the Environmental Law course.
I have always been interested in the environment. In my future professional life, I want to work with scientists and environmental law seems to me the perfect balance between law and science. Therefore, I chose to attend this course, having no precise idea of what I would discover. But no more suspense, here is what to expect if you choose this course.
Chart of UN Sustainable Development Goals (Source : Wikipedia)
As a Grande Ecole du Droit’s student, a chance was given to me to choose a Master subject while doing my last year of Bachelor degree. Without any doubt, I chose the one named “Droit des activités spatiales, des télécommunications et des médias” directed by Pr. Philippe Achilleas, who is also teaching in the GED course.
Claire Coutoula, writer of this article, recommends this course.
Concerning the form of this class it is obvious that it is totally different from the one taught in the GED track. In fact, it is popular enough to gather at least 100 students. That is to say that the class is less interactive, but there is still a possibility to interrupt the professor and to ask questions at the end.