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.
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.