It helps students acquire legal reasoning and the knowledge and tools required for pursuing their studies at master level. In addition to the traditional sector of legal and judicial professions (lawyer, judge, notary public, etc.), it also opens the doors to a range of professions in business (legal executive, human resources manager, etc.). It also prepares students for category A and B public service selection exams. And finally, it is also a base for pursuing non-judicial studies (journalism, political science, etc.).

  • Aims: This course has two main aims:
- Knowledge:
Mastery of legal concepts
. Mastery of legal and academic exercises (oral presentation, dissertation, comments on documents and on jurisprudential decisions, solving practical case studies)
. Knowledge of a foreign language
. Proficient in using IT tools.

- Skills:
. Methodological: due to constant legislative inflation, students must update the knowledge they acquire during the course when they enter professional life. The programme is, of course, based on fundamental skills but, above all, on acquiring a legal reasoning method. This approach is also encouraged because: we live longer and careers are no longer based on one single profession alone; a great many of us change paths once or several times throughout our professional life. This degree also provides students with the tools required to help them be flexible in their career development. Our methodological approach that focuses on disciplinary basics helps students undertake these changes.
. Cross-disciplinary: at the same time, it is indispensible for students to have access to non-legal subjects so that they are not confined to overly-excessive professionalization that is quasi-static. Some of these subjects are included in the programme and offered to the students through the Faculty itself, others are referred to as “perspective-widening subjects” (enseignement d’ouverture) and are detailed in the university catalogue and are held on other sites.

Professionalizing classes complete this multidisciplinary course. As well as being fluent in a foreign language and proficient in IT tools - students are required to have the C2I certification by the end of the degree – professionalization is reinforced through a scheme which encourages students to establish a personal project, from semester 2 onwards: the C2i certification can be granted during semester 6; however, any student who has not obtained it will not be issued with their “Licence” degree. Students concerned will be issued with a “roadmap” that contains several steps that must be validated (for example: traineeships that may be undertaken, paid employment, participation in employment-related conferences, professional interviews), on a personalized and flexible base.

And finally, the L3 programme (focusing on, but not determined by, the option choices made in L2) offers students specialization initiation for pursuing studies or for entering professional life.

Contents or list of themes and subjects taught:
Semester 1 is used as a period for students to adapt to further education on a global basis, in particular to lectures (CM - cours magistraux), which they are obliged to participate in when studying for a degree, and when studying law in particular. Students learn to make the distinction between the fundamentals (main, compulsory subjects that also include tutored work sessions: civil law and constitutional law), additional classes (sometimes including tutored work and offering choices) and optional classes (which offer students the opportunity to establish a personal programme), all based on a common structure throughout the six semesters of the degree course. During semester 2, students begin their personal project and personal pedagogy is introduced.
In semesters 3 and 4, the legal subjects proposed to students are diversified, to include fundamentals offered as tutored work sessions (contract law and constitutional law). A module (UE) is proposed that offers optional classes enabling students to develop their general and legal culture and to establish their personal training programme.
Semesters 5 and 6 offer students the opportunity to choose between a private law programme and a public law programme.

The “MOBIL” – orientation, assessment, degree insertion module (Module d’orientation, bilan, insertion des Licences) is integrated from semester 2 through to semester 6.