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Séminaire pratique: Le Français Juridique

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This is an online course. To be able to participate in this course, you are advised to use a headset with microphone. The following requirements also apply:

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Course description

This Séminaire focuses on topics and terminology that relate to public and private law. French sources (judgments, jurisprudence) provide an insight into the French legal system. The emphasis in the classes is on spoken interaction and production, and the course participants discuss and give presentations on various legal topics. 

The Séminaire also prepares participants for the exam for the Certificat de Français Juridique B2 of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris (CCIP). This exam is not compulsory and the exam fee is not included in the course fee.

Please note that this is a language course and not a law subject.

Course material

  • Lexique des termes juridiques, Paris, Dalloz, (recent edition)
  • Syllabus (available from the teacher)

The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for educated adults, both students and staff of Leiden University and anyone else who may be interested. It is open to law students, PhD candidates, students studying French, lawyers and people in other legal professionals who work or will work with French lawyers and/or legal documents written in French.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 16.
  • The course load is 65 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added at the end of the courses. Please take into account that courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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