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Coming home on Friday for the weekend!

Posted by Rachel J Roche on November 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We had our Constitutional law exam yesterday! An oral exam of all of 20 minutes would be a breeze in English of course, but this is a French course so, well, it was in French and the French political and legal system is nothing like ours in the UK!!

 

Anyway, yesterday morning I was up at 5:30am re-reading through my notes that I had been through in the company of fellow reviser Caroline for the 100th time the night before and then I had to hot-foot it over to Opéra for ...

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The last few weeks

Posted by Rachel J Roche on November 13, 2012 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If I can tell you one thing, it is that the University Paris 1 is not only a law school but a life school! Whilst I am most certainly learning a lot about French and European Law (of course) I am also learning a fair bit about myself and about other people too. By that I mean other people generally, mainly the French and no one specific – although of course, now that the 12 of us students have been together for two and a half months, we probably have the measure of each other by now as ...

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Long awaited update...

Posted by Rachel J Roche on October 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (1)

If you are one of my friends and family, you will have noticed that I have haven’t updated my blog for a little while… and you will also know that this is mainly because we have been super busy – to list a few of the recent events, we have visited the Cour de Cassation (the French highest court of appeal that deals with points of law rather than fact), we have also visited the Conseil d’Etat which is the highest administrative court in France (dealing with, inter alia,...

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Week beginning 10 September 2012

Posted by Rachel J Roche on September 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We started our main subjects this week (after mainly introductions last week) – and, thankfully we have slightly shorter days, which is a relief as I’m not sure we could have all kept up the pace of the first week although obviously this is where the real work starts...! We have constitutional law with (Mme. Benetti) on Mondays, European Union Law (Mme. Pingel) Tuesday. Wednesday we then have French in the morning followed by Company Law (M. Lecourt). Thursday and Friday sees Con...

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Mecredi... les jours passent assez vite

Posted by Rachel J Roche on September 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Bonjour à tous.


Nous avons aujourd’hui commencé droit des sociétés avec Monsieur Benoit Lecourt qui a écrit beaucoup des livres et articles dans ce domaine. Il est bien connu je crois. Ce matin nous avons eu un cours avec Madame Lazerge pour améliorer nos connaissances de la langue française et pour élargir nos vocabulaires juridiques.


Demain nous avons deux cours droit des contrats et droit administratif.

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Fin de la premiere semaine...

Posted by Rachel J Roche on September 9, 2012 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s Sunday and this week has been a rollercoaster. I was so pleased when Friday afternoon came around because I was so tired, my brain was fried and my eyes stinging. The course is certainly full on and there is a lot of work, but I’m determined to keep at it and do my absolute best. I think I am having a bit more difficulty than I would perhaps like to admit on the language front, but then it’s only one week in and I know I can’t expect miracles just yet!

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La rentree a l'ecole - First day in class!

Posted by Rachel J Roche on September 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s 4:15 pm and I am back at the apartment already. Goodness me, having been so worried about this day, it has come and gone so quickly and it was actually really good! We are seven in total in the class although I understand that we have another student joining us from next week. We have students from Spain, Greece and China amongst other countries. Everyone is lovely and one of the girls has a baby on the way which is quite exciting. I think I am pretty much the eldest, but not by th...

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