Fordham Law

Fordham Law Announces Dual Degree Program with Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

September 10, 2008

Fordham Law School has established a student exchange program with the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas).  Under the agreement, a select number of Fordham J.D. students may spend their third year at the newly-formed European College of Paris, where they will study European law.  Upon successful completion of their studies in Paris, students will receive the J.D. from Fordham University and the LL.M. in European Law from Paris II. 

All courses that are part of the European Law program are taught in English by professors from the University of Paris II, as well as distinguished faculty from around the world.  Formal seminars are supplemented by a series of guest lectures taught by experts in European law, including Fordham’s Professor Roger Goebel, Director of the school’s Center on European Union Law.  The academic program is taught in English, but students with French-language proficiency may, with the permission of the program director, take comparable courses in French.

Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs, said that “with this program, for the first time, Fordham J.D. students can receive a foreign law degree while completing their J.D. program requirements.  We are delighted that we have taken this step forward in our international programs in collaboration with Université Paris II, one of Europe’s outstanding law faculties.”

Students interested in this program should attend the study abroad informational session on Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 205.

Contact: Toni M. Fine