The University of Montpellier Faculty of Law offers a study abroad opportunity at its downtown campus. Montpellier is one of Louisville’s Sister Cities and is a beautiful ancient city in the south of France near the Mediterranean Sea.
While the law school’s regular classes are taught in French, the school offers a master's degree in business law that is taught primarily in English. Moreover, for any master's courses that are offered only in French, the program will provide independent study projects in English for students who are not fluent in French. As appropriate, students can apply credits from the University of Montpellier toward their University of Louisville JD degree.
The degree requires a three-month apprenticeship, which can be done either in France or elsewhere. If arranged by the University of Montpellier, these are paid apprenticeships.
Tuition and Expenses
Louisville Law students pay tuition at the University of Louisville and are tuition-free in Montpellier. However, there is a 91 Euro inscription fee.
Students are responsible for their travel expenses, including health insurance, and their living expenses in Montpellier. The University of Montpellier is in a pedestrian zone, and there are good bus and train links within France, so students can get by without a vehicle.
Eligibility and Application
Any Louisville Law student in good standing is eligible to participate in the exchange program.
In order to apply, contact Professor Sweeny. If you are interested in going to the University of Montpellier for a semester or a year, please plan ahead. You will need to apply to the Montpellier program by January 31.
University of Montpellier Contact
The contact person in Montpellier is Professor Pierre Mousseron.