Rennes 1 University

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Who can apply?

Prior to registering for the double diploma “LL.M. with Concentration in International Trade and Investment Law”/“Master 2 in European Union Law and WTO law” the following conditions must be met:

  • The students of Rennes 1 University must have completed and obtained a diploma in law equivalent to the Master 1 (or of master for the transitory period) of a French University or of a third-party University whose undergraduate degrees in law are specifically recognized by the University of Ottawa.
  • University of Ottawa students must have completed and obtained a common law or civil law degree from a Canadian university or a third-party University whose undergraduates degrees in law are specifically recognized by the University of Rennes 1.

The Admissions Process

The admission conditions and procedures relative to the completion of a successful admissions application to the LL.M. program at the Unversity of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law can be found at the following website: http://llmphd.uottawa.ca/fr/prospective-students/admissions/admissions.html. Every admission file must include a proof of English language proficiency (i.e. TOEFL). The required results of the TOEFL test are as follows: 100 (internet version, with a minimum of 24 in the “writing” section), 250 (electronic version), 600 (printed version).

The admission conditions and procedures relative to the completion of a successful admissions application to the Rennes 1 University program can be obtained by sending an email to charlotte.florenty@univ-rennes1.fr. All admission files must include a proof of French language proficiency; the required level is B2 advanced (according to the grid of the European Council).

The Course of Study

International Business and Foreign Investment Law:

a) 1st session/semester: From September to January – Rennes 1

  1. Regional Integration Institutional Law (Great constitutional issues of EU + comparative approach to the regional integration) – 6 ECTS
  2. Interactions between the European Union Law and the WTO Law / Seminar – 6 ECTS
  3. Interactions between the European Union Law and WTO Law / Special Courses (WTO, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development + WTO, food Law and protection of Public health) – 6 ECTS
  4. Interactions between the European Union Law and the WTO law / Case Studies (European Union and settlement system of the WTO dispute + Legal Trade Defence Instruments) – 6 ECTS
  5. Research Methodology / Preparing for the drafting of the research – 6 ECTS

Total credits: 5 courses of 6 ECTS or 30 ECTS/15 Canadian credits

Exams at Rennes 1 in January

b) 2nd session/semester: From mid-January to April – Ottawa

  1. Mandatory course – DCL 6319-Advanced International Economics Law
  2. Mandatory course – DCL6350 International Economic Law Case Studies
  3. Directed Research Seminar – DCL 7033

Exams in Ottawa in April

c) 3rd session/semester: From May to August – Ottawa

  1. Writing and Submitting the research paper (Ottawa); Defense (Renne)
  2. Total credits: 3 courses or 3 Canadian credits and a research paper of 6 credits or 15 Canadian credits / 30 ECTS

Tuition and Related Expenses

Rennes 1 University students must pay tuition fees and related expenses to the University of Ottawa for two (2) full-time Graduate Studies sessions (the equivalent of three (3) courses worth three (3) credits each, and six (6) credits for the research paper). They are therefore exempt from paying the tuition fees applicable to international students. They must, however, pay the same tuition fees, related expenses and mandatory third-party fees (ex: universal bus pass, health and/or dental insurance) as regular Canadian students.

The University of Ottawa students must pay the required tuition fees and related expenses to the Rennes 1 University for full-time registration in the graduate studies program. They are therefore exempt from paying the tuition fees applicable to international students. They must pay the same tuition fees as French students.

Additional Costs

All students participating in the Rennes 1 University program, under the PRI, are responsible for their housing costs, international travels, visas, national travels in the welcoming country, books, equipment, goods, hospitalization and health insurance (uOttawa requires registration to the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) or an equal protection) and other related expenses.

Questions?

For any inquiries related to the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Agent:

Florence Downing, llmphd@uottawa.ca.

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