Academic programs

Licence in Law

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac
Admission conditions
Length of studies
6 semesters
City
Campus Hannah Arendt
Internships
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)
Accessible as
Teaching languages
French

Level of French required (for non-French speaking students, except ERASMUS): C1. Avignon University offers French courses for foreign students: it is possible to follow an intensive French course for one or two semesters before entering the licence.
What next?

Licence's degree in Law, Economics and Management, major: Law

The Licence's degree is general. It ensures mastery of the main disciplines of law and allows for progressive specialization.

Goals

The Licence in Law offers a general legal education, giving students the possibility of continuing their studies up to the highest level of qualification (Master and PhD; access to examinations or competitions and to professions requiring this level) or of entering directly into working life (jobs in the private sector, administrative competitions).

International

From semester 5 onwards, the student can spend 1 or 2 semesters abroad as part of the University's exchange programmes. The studies carried out abroad are validated in the curriculum at Avignon University.

Erasmus field of study

10.0 Law

ERASMUS field (if applicable)

Droit

Internships

Licence 1 and 2: the internship is optional.
Licence 3: the internship is compulsory.

The internship allows students to discover the professional environment and encourages the construction of a professional project. Specific modules for the preparation of the professional project are offered in Licence 1. An internship can then be carried out as part of an opening UE throughout the Licence. Finally, an internship is required in Licence 3.

Publics

Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac


Required former training

Baccalaureate or Capacité en Droit

Public report of the Parcoursup Examination Commission available here in PDF format.

Recommended educational background(s)
Experience shows that:
- the training is beneficial to holders of a general education baccalaureate (ES, L, S),
- the training is not recommended for holders of a technological baccalaureate; they generally have more difficulty adapting,
- the course is strongly discouraged for holders of a vocational baccalaureate; their success rate is practically zero and the dropout rate is very high,
- finally, it is recommended to have studied law to enter the second or third year of the licence. Otherwise, the failure rate is very high.

Admission conditions

Admission to Licence 1 for holders of the baccalauréat or an equivalent diploma.

Automatic admission to Licence 2 for holders of 60 ECTS credits obtained in law. Admission to Licence 2 for holders of 60 ECTS credits obtained in a related field.

Automatic admission to Licence 3 for holders of 120 ECTS credits obtained in law. Admission to Licence 3 for holders of 120 ECTS credits obtained in a related field.

The examination regulations authorise, under certain conditions, access to the higher years without the required number of ECTS credits. Nevertheless, the Licence will only be acquired after validation of all the ECTS credits.

Admission by Validation of acquired experience (V.A.E.).

In some cases, admission may be offered with the obligation to validate teaching units in a lower semester.

Register

At the University of Avignon and Pays de Vaucluse, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note that some courses are only accessible after one or more pre-selection and/or selection stages. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

270 to 285 hours of semester-long courses given over 13 weeks. Tutorials (1.5 hours per week) generally begin two weeks after the lectures (3 hours per week).

Teaching courses

LAW COMMON CORE
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 1
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 2
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 3
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 4
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 5
LAW COMMON CORE Semester 6

Conditions of validation

Continuous control.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 3
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau III

Targeted skill(s)

  • Knowledge of basic legal mechanisms and judicial and administrative institutions,
  • Mastery of legal methodology and the ability to analyze and solve legal problems at the intermediate level,
  • Implementation of legal logic in various fields of activity.
In addition, the Licence allows the acquisition of complementary and/or pre-professional skills:
  • teaching in English over the 6 semesters,
  • training in digital tools and documentation (access to certifications),
  • various opening courses offered by the University (at the student's choice),
  • a module on the construction of a professional project, an internship offered as part of the opening courses and a compulsory internship in the third year.

Career Opportunities

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Sector(s) of activity

law
business administration
human resources function
justice
public administration

Functions and professions

Private, industrial or commercial sector (typical job: middle management).
Justice and security professions (prison administration, judicial protection of youth, clerk, police lieutenant, gendarmerie, etc.).
State or territorial civil service, public or para-public sector (job type: administrative executive, attaché).

Further studies

Avignon University offers four courses in the first year and one in the second year:
- Master 1 Law, private and public contracts,
- Master 1 Law, judicial careers,
- Master 1 Law, notarial careers,
- Master 1 Law, public careers
- Master 2 Law, private and public contracts.

Admission is automatic after a Licence's degree in Law (180 ECTS credits) in the first year and is based on a selection process based on the student's file in the second year.

Masters in Law
Other Masters, selection on application file

Director of studies

Bérengère Gleize-Perrouty

Frédéric Lombard

Béatrice Chapleau

François-Xavier Vincensini

Registrar office contact details

Teaching campuses
Hannah Arendt Campus

Geographic location
Hannah Arendt Campus, Sainte Marthe site

Address
74 rue Louis Pasteur
84029 Avignon cedex 01

Phone
04.90.16.27.41

Phone number 2
04.90.16.27.47

Date of update July 2, 2021