|Posted by Rachel J Roche on September 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM|
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 that much; the majority are in their early to mid-20s. Mme Divol seems really approachable and, as I’ve read on various blogs from alumni over the past few weeks, I agree with the impression that she really does take a great interest in all of her students and will help us as much as she can.
We had a general introduction to studying law in France in the morning, and then in the afternoon a short discussion about drafting our CVs and covering letters to obtain a work placement at the end of the 7 months of study. We are getting our requests in to the various firms and institutions quickly which is what I hoped we would do as there is so much competition. Homework this evening is to read a section of our book ‘Introduction Generale au Systeme Juridique Francais et la Methodologie’ and start thinking about our work placement applications which need to be in by the end of the week.
Most of us spent lunchtime chatting in Starbucks which is just around the corner from class and I’m sure in no time we will get to know each other quite well and be like a little family – just like the Directrice says.
P.S. For those of you who are wondering, I did find a Monoprix on the way home and have stocked up on cleaning products!