Paris-Dauphine’s Master’s in Law, with 13 specializations, approaches law from a business and economic perspective. It is designed to train professionals for today’s evolving legal profession and for careers in research. The program is open to full-time, apprenticeship track, and executive education students, depending on their choice of specialization.
Degree Level: Baccalaureate + 5
Master’s: French National University Degree
Program Duration: 4 semesters (not including an interim year)
Number of ECTS Credit points: 120
Program Head: Georges DECOCQ , Professor of Private Law
Contact : camille.perrin-streichenberger @ dauphine.psl.eu
Click on the links below to browse 1st year core curriculum and 2nd year specialization streams:
Master’s Year 1 – core curriculum
Master’s Year 2 – specialization streams
Full-time students complete their Master’s in Law over 2 academic years. We advise students who have completed Year 1 of the program to take an interim year before beginning Year 2, in order to gain real-world experience, refine their career projects, and strengthen their résumé. The interim year gives students the opportunity to effectuate internships in France or abroad, in relation to the Master’s curriculum and their choice of specialization.
2nd Year students who choose to specialize Market Law and Regulation, Financial Jurist, Insurance Law, or Professional Assets Law can opt for the apprenticeship track.
2nd Year specializations in Market Law and Regulation, Financial Jurist, Insurance Law, Professional Assets Law, and Advanced Tax Law are open to Executive Education students.
The Master’s in Law faculty is comprised of:
Georges DECOCQ, Professor
Program Head - Master’s in Law
Claudie BOITEAU, Professor
Stream coordinator – Market Law and Regulations
Dominique BOREL, Senior Lecturer
Stream Coordinator - Advanced Tax Law
Emmanuel DINH, Senior Lecturer
Thibaut MASSART, Professor
Stream coordinators – Corporate Tax Law
Renaud DORANDEU, Professor
Stream coordinator – Advocacy Law & Public policies
Anne KARM, Professor
Stream coordinator – Notarial Law
Amavi KOUEVI, Senior Lecturer
Arnaud RAYNOUARD, Professor
Stream coordinators – Tax Management , an international perspective
Jérôme KULLMANN, Professor
Stream coordinator – Insurance Law
Sophie LEMAIRE, Professor
Hélène TISSANDIER, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – European and International Commercial Law
Antoine LOUVARIS, Professor
Stream coordinator – Commercial Law
Elisabeth MELLA, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinator – Public governance (M1)
Sophie SCHILLER, Professor
Stream coordinator – Commercial law
François PASQUALINI, Professor
Stream coordinator – Advanced Commercial Law
Annick PERROT-BIENVENU, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinator – Financial Jurist
Average job search duration after graduation
+ 90 %
Paris Bar Exam success rate
Average annual gross salary
Source: Paris-Dauphine Master’s Graduate Employment Survey for the Class of 2015, carried out in collaboration with Pluricité, a consulting group specialized in public policy assessment, between January and March 2017.
Frédéric ROBLES, Lawyer at Bredin Prat
Master’s in European and International Commercial Law – Class of 2009
"My Master’s in European and International Commercial Law was a game-changing step in my academic and career path. Thanks to the program, I discovered what was to become my area of expertise. I also had an incredible academic exchange experience in Australia, while preparing for an international career in the Law."
François LEMOINE, Lawyer at Cabinet Sarrau Thomas Couderc
Master’s in Professional Asset Law – Class of 2006
"The program in Professional Asset Law was a veritable spring board for my career. It gave me the skills I needed to adapt my theoretical knowledge to the real-world of a Law practice. The student body’s incredibly diverse background provided me with a broad network in the field of Wealth management (notaries, lawyers, financial and wealth engineers in private banking …). I depend on that network every day! "
Manon BALDIN, on exchange at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Master’s in European and International Commercial law – Class of 2017
"Thanks to the program’s specialization stream in European and International Commercial Law (240) I was able to spend a semester on academic exchange in Bangalore India. […] Studying in India, I discovered an entirely different system, one that combines a resolutely contemporary approach with century-old traditions. The students are very friendly, and I had a wonderful semester! Far more than just an academic exchange, it was an extraordinary horizon-opening human experience. What do you need to make it work? Adaptability and intellectual curiosity.
Our dynamic alumni-driven networks are open to Paris-Dauphine students from day 1. They offer you the perfect ecosystem for building professional ties and relationships that will benefit you as students, as graduates, and throughout your careers, be it in business, civil service, or as entrepreneurs.
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The program is open to French and international students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (Bac +3 – 180 ECTS) in Law or in Management from Université Paris-Dauphine, or other universities, or a degree officially recognized as equivalent from a Grande École, or a Grand Établissement.
skills and competency in all basic areas of the law required to successfully follow the 1st year of our Master’s curriculum.
Proficiency in English (a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL is required – official TOEFL results must be submitted with your application).
Work experience (internships …).