Introduction to French Law (2630)

The course goes through an historical introduction, focusing on the sources of law, codification, judicial organization, the legal profession, the Constitution of 1958, in particular Articles 34 and 37, Article 16 -- control of the existence and exercise of executive power. It will outline of the law of obligations and study the formation of contracts. The requirements of mutual asset, offer and acceptance, cause and object; excuses for nonperformance; quasi-contracts will be reviewed. Delictual and the problem of manufacturing and automobile accidents in French law will also be covered along with topics in French administrative law.

Course Details

  • Credits: 2