NYU Law in Europe: Paris

About the Program

NYU Law in Paris provides up to 14 NYU Law students in their third year the opportunity to be exposed to aspects of the European legal system, with a dual focus on international arbitration and European regulatory and administrative law, while studying in an academic program established and administered by the Law School. 

NYU Law in Paris is offered in cooperation with Sciences Po. Courses in European Business Law and International Commercial Arbitration, designed by NYU Law faculty, are offered along with an EU Regulatory Policy Clinic. This clinic will be given in parallel with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris’ massive open online course titled, "Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You." These courses will be hosted at NYU’s Academic Center in Paris. In addition, students may enroll in select law courses, taught in English, together with French students at Sciences Po.

The program provides the opportunity for students to study French, to interact with a variety of key EU organizations, and to receive instruction from top faculty in the region. In addition to services provided by Sciences Po, NYU Law students have access to the facilities of the NYU’s Academic Center in Paris, which offers study space, student services and administrative support, as well as language instruction. For more information about the site facilities, please visit: http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/paris.html.

Professor Franco Ferrari  is the NYU Faculty Program Director. He oversees the program in coordination with the On-Site Program Director, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard

Academic Calendar Spring 2014

Arrival in Paris January 2
NYU Paris Orientation January 3
Classes Begin January 6
Spring Break March 3 - March 7
Classes End April 4
Final Exam Period April 7 - April 11

Courses

Course schedules are available within the ABRA registration system at the same time that regular courses for the spring semester are published.
Some courses may be subject to the adjunct cap. For more information about academic requirements, please visit the Academic Service page here.

All courses administered by NYU Law are evaluated with letter grades, appearing on student transcripts and counting towards the student's GPA. However, courses offered and administered by Sciences Po, the partner institution, will not count towards GPA, only appearing on transcripts as credits earned, rather than as individual courses.

Spring 2014 Courses

NYU Law courses:
Select Sciences Po courses including:
  • European Business Deals
  • EU Competition Law
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • International Economic Negotiation

Language Courses: Students who have a working knowledge of the French language will generally receive a greater benefit from their experience. Students are therefore encouraged to take language courses at NYU or elsewhere before participating. Students may also find it useful to take language courses while in residence in the host country. No law school credit, however, will be awarded for courses intended solely for language instruction; NYU language courses will appear in transcripts.

Tuition and Living Costs

Students participating in NYU Law Abroad pay full tuition to NYU Law for the semester. Tuition covers a full course load; students who wish to take additional courses may do so at an additional expense. Information about NYU Law School tuition can be found in the following link: http://www.law.nyu.edu/financialaid/budgetandbudgeting/studentexpensebudget/index.htm

For information about cost of living and other expenses please visit: http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/paris/admitted-students/costs-budgeting/cost-of-living0.html

Housing

Students can find their own apartment before they arrive by working with a recommended rental agency.

Passport, Visa and Residence Permit Requirements

Students should obtain the necessary passport and visa to study in France. Students can coordinate the process with the Office of Global Services.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Unfortunately, the NYU Paris Academic Center facilities are not fully accessible for persons with disabilities. Should you have any questions regarding access, please contact us at law.globalstudents@nyu.edu.

More information about travelling for persons with disabilities can be found here.