Programs offered in French

Bachelor program

The Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva also welcomes foreign students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Swiss law in French – or to follow the curriculum for one or two semesters as exchange students. Bachelor level students must take a year-long course in public international law and a one-semester course in conflict of laws. They may add electives such as international criminal law, international humanitarian law, or international tax law and may participate in the exchange programmes described below. Alternatively, both foreign and Swiss students who have begun but not yet completed their legal studies may apply for the Certificate in Transnational Law programme. The programme can be completed in one or two semesters and provides a solid grounding in subjects such as public international law, conflict of laws, comparative law, uniform legislation and European law.

Master programs

The Faculty of Law offers several three semesters Master programs, such as several one-year LL.M. programs. Although some courses might be taught in English, the main language in the Master and LL.M. programs is French. For further information, please visit our homepages in French.

Study abroad opportunities from Geneva

In Europe

In the framework of the European Erasmus/Socrates Programme, the Faculty has 25 partner Law Faculties all around Europe where our students may study part of their curriculum. For more information please visit the French website "Mobilité".

Outside Europe

An agreement – unique in Europe – allows two exchange students at the masters level and two at the doctoral level from the Geneva Law Faculty to study at Harvard Law School for a semester. A similar agreement has also been concluded with the Russian Legal Academy in Moscow, where our students may study law for one or two semesters in Russian and are offered summer internships in Russian administrations, law firms, prosecutorial and police services. The CREPUQ programme is also open to Geneva Law students for studies at universities in Quebec and another agreement allows students to study in Canberra, Australia. Contenu de la page

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