11 July 2012 at 12:06 BST

London University launches Paris law course

A leading British law school is to risk the wrath of French traditionalists by launching an English language post-graduate course in Paris.

Paris: what's Franglais for 'law'?

Queen Mary, University of London has confirmed it is to offer an LLM degree programme for students in the French capital. The course has been developed by the University’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies, with law school officials saying the Paris venture builds on the success of the London-based programme already on offer.

Bon jour, les francais

The LLM begins next January with courses taught in English by Queen Mary academics and visiting lecturers from leading French law firms.
 Maxi Scherer, the academic director of the LLM Programme, comments: ‘This course will provide students with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework.
 ‘We appreciate that for many students, improving their command of legal English is a vital part of undertaking an LLM and we have therefore incorporated legal English support throughout the course.’


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