French and European Law Centre

Collegium Iuridicum II, room nr 2.7
ul. Lipowa 4
00-316 Warsaw, Poland
tel./fax (+48 22) 826 89 85

Director: Philippe Chauvin, M.A.

French and European Law Centre was established in 1995 jointly by:

  • Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at Poitiers University
  • Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University.

The Centre offers two courses:

  • Certificate of Introduction to French and European Law - introduction to French law. Graduates are rewarded with university diploma.
  • Master franco-polonais de droit des affaires francais et europeen – postgraduate study, aiming at education of lawyers-practitioners. The study is ending with French National Diploma.

Each of the courses lasts two semesters.

Both courses are taught in French by professors form French and European universities as well as Warsaw University tutors.

Certificate of Introduction to French and European Law
Education is aiming at: becoming familiar with basics of French law and acquiring French legal vocabulary; developing an ability of solving practical written assignments; preparing to possible continuation of education within the framework of French-Polish Master of French and European Commercial Law.

Curriculum includes 11 modules, 14 hours each: 10 lectures and 4 hours of seminars per module. The Course lasts one year and gives index credits. Admission criteria is: proof of proficient knowledge of French (both speaking and in writing). This Course is mainly addressed to students of III, IV, V year of Law and Administration Faculty of Warsaw University. Students of other faculties or universities will be accepted only if there should be free places left.

French-Polish Master of French and European Commercial Law

This Diploma has two main aims: to give students the possibility of accurate and deep understanding of French and European Commercial Law problems; to educate specialists and facilitate the beginning of their occupational life by means of presenting issues in less academic way. The Centre targets at practical preparing students to exercise their legal profession, hence an important element of education is at least month-long apprenticeship in a company or lawyer’s chambers.

Admission criteria
In this Course can participate only person proficient at French and fulfilling one of the following requirements:

  • possessing the Certificate confirming accomplishment of Introduction to French and European Law within the framework of French and European Law Centre.
  • possessing diploma confirming accomplishment of polish university
  • possessing diploma or occupational experience in the area of law ( required acceptance by the Qualifying Commission).

The Commission, including tutors responsible for Master Course, considers candidacies and arranges the list of persons accepted.