Présentation

Éxperiences de CDTistes

Extraits de l'évaluation du programme par les étudiants

"Le programme a ouvert notre horizon sur les autres ordres juridiques et nous a permis d'avoir une vue d'ensemble du droit dans le monde. - Le programme est très enrichissant, une occasion unique d'étudier le droit comparé. Les cours sont excellents et les professeurs accessibles".

"Le CDT nous a donné la chance d'étudier avec des étudiants de beaucoup de nationalités. - C'est une riche expérience que je suis en train de vivre à Genève.- Les professeurs sont très enthousiastes. - J'ai bien aimé l'échange entre étudiants. Comparer les différents systèmes juridiques était très enrichissant".

"Je suis très heureux d'avoir suivi cette expérience. - Le CDT rend l'Université de Genève très attractive pour les étudiants non-francophones / d'échange. - Une expérience précieuse.- Diversités de droits, nombreux échanges entre étudiants, professeurs à l'écoute des étudiants : le CDT est une bonne expérience".

"Le CDT nous offre des initiatives intéressantes pour la recherche d'un droit européen uniforme. - C'est une expérience intéressante que je conseille à tous les étudiants. - Un programme très intéressant, unique jusqu'à présent, avec des professeurs engagés et une grande diversité de nationalités parmi les étudiants".

"Le programme du CDT élargit notre horizon juridique, donne une vue d'ensemble du droit international, facilite une approche plus libre aux questions juridiques (plus comparative, plus créative). - Je suis surpris de l'enthousiasme et de l'engagement des enseignants". "La bonne ambiance rend les cours agréables à suivre. - Les qualités du CDT ? L'internationalité, la diversité des matières, l'atmosphère internationale, l'enseignement en français, le fait que tous les étudiants, tellement différents en ce qui concerne leurs formations et cultures juridiques s'intéressent à la même chose : le droit international".

"Participating in the CTL has given me the opportunity to chose from a wide range of courses and to put together a timetable that fits my interests and makes me discover some new areas of law. It was also possible to include the European Law Moot Court in the curriculum, an international competition that let our team dive deep into a specific case, develop pleadings and argue with other teams in a simulated court session. One of my team members won the finale of the competition in which she pleaded before in front of real CJEU judges and advocate generals in Luxembourg. This program is not only academically enriching, it has also been very beneficial in terms of career opportunities. Since participating in the CTL program at the University of Geneva, I have had tremendous success in finding interesting internships. Immediately after receiving the Certificate, I get to prove my knowledge of Transnational Law at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva. Moreover I have been granted a traineeship at the Council of the European Union in Brussels, where I will be working on issues of Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law. After completing the CTL, which covers a wide range of the topics I will be working on, I feel absolutely ready for these challenges. I am looking forward to putting what I learned into practice and I have no doubt my experiences in working in both English and French together with fellow students from all over the world will be very helpful. "

 

Voici ce que nous écrit une étudiante qui a réussi le programme :

"I was nervous about studying law in French, but the late start of the Swiss semester gave me the opportunity to take an intensive language course and immerse myself in the language for six weeks before classes began. By the time they did, I had no problem following lectures and taking notes. A few writing assignments in French prepared me well for my written exams, and conversations with my classmates (both inside and outside the classroom) prepared me for the orals.

The quality of my professors and classmates was outstanding.

Although as it is an undergraduate degree in Switzerland, as it is in most of Europe, the depth of the issues we addressed in courses was challenging and satisfying even from a graduate student´s perspective. And the breadth of information covered was greater than that in an American law school class. By the time I was finished, I felt like I really had learned useful law that would make me feel comfortable operating in a transnational context - whether for a client, doing research, or making policy.

I was never aware of what a cosmopolitan place the University of Geneva is before I started there. In our Certificate class [...] students came from all over the world, not just Western Europe. Each student had the honour (and responsibility) on being the expert on his or her national law, and offering a unique perspective on the legal questions at issue. We never ceased to be amazed at the fact that such different legal rules could, at the same time in different countries, be assumed to be the only reasonable rule to follow ! We learned as much from each other as we did from our professors, who were themselves quite an international crowd as well !

I strongly urge [...] law students to take the challenge and earn the Certificate of Transnational Law. When we earn our degrees, we will begin working in a very small world peopled with very diverse legal thinkers. The day is long passed when lawyers can hide behind their national boundaries from foreign laws, foreign regulation, and foreign legal philosophy. The globalization of the economy and of the marketplace has seen to that. How better to prepare yourself for this profession than by reaching out while you are student and making the contacts and exploring the ideas that you will use for the rest of your international career?"

Monica Lamb
Columbia University School of Law, CDT