Paris Program Information

Program Dates

June 1 - June 27, 2015

June 1, 2015 Monday Mandatory Orientation
June 1, 2015 Monday Classes Begin
June 24, 2015 Wednesday Classes End
June 25, 2015 Thursday Study Period
June 26-27, 2015 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period


Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris. In early May, you will be sent course information that will allow you to prepare for orientation and classes prior to your arrival in Paris.


The program's classroom, administrative office, and study space are located at Columbia University's Reid Hall, located at 4, rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 75006.

Program Director

The 2015 Paris program will be directed on-site by Michael Devitt, Professor of Law and Director of Summer Law Programs Abroad.

Course Descriptions

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Faculty Biographies

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Educational Program Activities

Exclusive educational tours for students include visiting the Palais de Justice, the Conseil d'Etat and the French Senate.  We will also host presentations by local practitioners, professors and legal officers of international organizations.

Language Courses

Students who are interested in language courses are encouraged to review local language school options. Courses in French language instruction offered in Paris include Accord French Language School, Language Studies International, and Langue Onze.

More Information

If you have additional questions about USD School of Law's Paris program, please contact:

Jane Powell, PhD
Director, Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596

Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.