After three years in High school, most Students do not really know what their career will be. Of course Teachers try to help, but having a vocation at that age is very rare. In most cases, students just choose the subjects in which they are told they will be good at, and then try to integrate a Classe préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles because it is supposed to be the best way to have a good job.
Once you have been admitted in one of these prestigious schools, it can be difficult to move to a different field. Particularly regarding Law studies, since there is no official equivalence between such “Grandes écoles” and Law. Moreover going to University can be seen as a failure.
However the Grande Ecole de Droit offers quite a unique opportunity. Indeed it allows students to join after two years of CPGE directly as a second year student after passing an exam based on the first year courses in Law.
Alexis Corlay (here at the 2014 GED Integration Day) went from being a CPGE to a GED student
FEELING LIKE A REAL ENGLISH LAW STUDENT : TORT LAW (Teacher : Mr Maitre)
It definitely sounds English… and not French at all… But by discovering it you will understand why it will be the course you are going to love.
What is Tort law? A body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others. The person who sustains injury or suffers pecuniary damage as the result of tortious conduct is known as the plaintiff, and the person who is responsible for inflicting the injury and incurs liability for the damage is the defendant or tortfeasor.
In my opinion, it is one of the best courses that we are attending this year. On the one hand, it seems to be a “pure English class” because this course is also taught in every country applying Common-law. This is why I really felt like an English student by attending this class. English law appeared to be really easier than French law because the English law is largely based on logic. There are no multiple exceptions, everything is well organized and it makes it really simple to understand (I could even say “funny” but I guess most of you will not believe me, or at least not yet).