Chicago-Kent can nominate qualified students to spend their third year of the J.D. program studying at the Pantheon-Assas Paris II University. Students who complete the program will graduate with an LL.M. in European Law from Paris II as well as their J.D. from Chicago-Kent. Courses are offered entirely in English. More information about the LL.M. at Paris II can be found at here.Students should apply in the fall of their second year, must rank in the top 25% of their class (based on first year grades) and submit a statement on how the Paris Year Abroad will help them meet their professional goals. Evening students who wish to be considered for the Paris program should apply either in the Fall of their second or their third year, must rank in the top 25% of their class (based on most recent grades) and submit a statement on how the Paris Year Abroad will help them meet their professional goals.Please do note, if you are accepted into the program at Paris II, while you continue to pay your tuition at CK, there is also a 5,000 Euro tuition charge by Paris II to cover the LL.M. degree that they issue.
Dean Harris' office will accept and approve all applications in consultation with Dean Sowle's office.
Country Background Notes
"Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy." This information came from the U.S. Department of State. Read the Department of State Background Notes on France for additional information.
Country Travel Notes
"This is, after all, that fabled land of good food and wine, of royal chateaux and perfectly restored farmhouses, of landmarks known the world over and hidden landscapes few really know. Savour art and romance in the shining capital on the River Seine. See glorious pasts blaze forth at Versailles. Travel south for Roman civilisation and the sparkling blue Med; indulge your jet-set fantasies in balmy Nice and St-Tropez. Ski the Alps. Sense the subtle infusion of language, music and mythology in Brittany brought by 5th-century Celtic invaders. Smell ignominy on the beaches of Normandy and battlefields of Verdun and the Somme. And know that this is but the tip of that gargantuan iceberg the French call culture." This information came from Lonely Planet's online travel guide. For more information on travel and hostels check out Lonely Planet's travel guide here.
"The French climate is temperate, although it gets nippy in mountainous areas and in Alsace and Lorraine. The northwest suffers from high humidity, rain and biting westerly winds, while the Mediterranean south enjoys hot summers and mild winters." This information came from The Weather Channel. Find out the current weather report in Paris, France, by clicking here.