12 February 2013

PROGRAMME: Tulane Paris Institute for European Legal Studies

takes great pleasure in welcoming Supreme Court  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg onto its Summer Faculty in 2013

In Session: June 24-July 13, 2013


Oscar Wilde may be right, but the time to experience Paris is sooner rather than later. Come join us next summer for classes taught by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and a faculty of internationally renowned experts on French and European law.

You will be joining the prestigious Tulane Institute in Paris and its host, Paris-Dauphine University which is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Paris. Our Institute is the oldest, continuously running American program in France. Cultivated people the world over have long regarded Paris as not only the world’s most beautiful city, but also the cultural and intellectual heart of Europe.  Paris is also the spiritual home of the civil law. All students in the program who successfully complete a three-credit curriculum will receive the Institute's Diploma.

We anticipate a high number of students will wish to study with Justice Ginsburg, so we encourage you to reserve a seat as soon as possible.

Tulane University Law School, with its roots deep in the Napoleonic law, is particularly at home in the capital of France. In the United States, Tulane has been precursor and pioneer in the field of comparative law: it teaches a complete civil law curriculum, conducts regular faculty exchanges with great law faculties of Europe, and brings European students each year to its graduate program in New Orleans. Our program in Paris not only follows that tradition, but has found a new vocation: to train U.S. students and lawyers to understand the new European Union. Our Paris Institute’s courses in international and comparative studies are designed to ready students for transnational practice in the United States, Europe or other parts of the world. The Institute is hosted by Paris-Dauphine University, one of the great universities of Europe. In addition to the large contingent of U.S. law students from around the States, students from other European universities are also admitted. Our program takes advantage of the educational and cultural riches of Paris by including visits to the French Supreme Court, the National Assembly and world-famous museums. For U.S. students who can speak functional or fluent French, we offer a  number of internship opportunities with Paris law firms.


Three Enrichment Lectures by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
American and European Constitutionalism (1 credit) Professor Joerg Fedtke
Competition Law in the European Union (1 credit), Professor Joel Monéger
Introduction to French Law and French Legal Culture (1 credit), Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer
Introduction to the European Union (1 credit), Professor Bernhard Schloh


Orientation Dinner  will be held at 6PM on Sunday June 23, 2013. Location and details to be announced.

Classes run from June 24-July 12, 2013

Exams on July 13th..

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:    Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer

Thomas Pickles Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law,  Tulane University  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Chana Lewis at 504-865-5990 or email: chana.lewis@tulane.edu

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