The Masters in Law is a two-year graduate course in law for those who are interested in issues relating to management and economics and who want to gain interdisciplinary skills.
This programme has a strong international dimension, thanks to the many relationships which Dauphine has developed with leading Law Schools around the globe. It provides access to the exams for entry to the French legal professions upon completion of the first year of the course.
- Benefit from an interdisciplinary law programme with a strong dimension of management and economics, taught by Dauphine Law school academics as well as leading practitioners.
- Allows students to understand the regulatory aspect of the economic process from the perspective of French private & public law as well as European and international law.
- Offers various perspectives from within the French legal professions, and a parallel course allows for training for the US Bar / solicitor in the UK.
- Benefit from international opportunities, including exchanges, numerous visiting professors from leading US, UK and European law schools, foreign trips, seminars and lunch series organised by the faculty.
When you enroll in a Master's program, you also join Université PSL. Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (THE and QS), PSL offers excellent graduate programs at the Master's and PhD level, which benefit from the scientific capabilities of its member institutions. The degree is completed at the Université Paris Dauphine-PSL and awarded by Université PSL.
Organization of the Master’s Degree
Graduate Program in Law: give a research dimension to your master
The Graduate Program in Law offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, in corporate and tax law, estate law, public administration and international law.
Through its association with the Dauphine Law Research Center (Cr2D) and researchers in law from the ENA and ENS, the graduate program offers a Master’s degree in which research plays a central role.
Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.
Any student enrolled in M1 or M2 in Law can apply, in parallel, for the research trajectory of the Graduate Program in Law, a personalized course of excellence open to students wishing to train in legal research and law methodology.
Business Law and Taxation Major
After a first year followed by an optional gap year, 8 specializations are possible.
Public law - Public governance and economic regulation Major
After a first year, 3 specializations are possible.
Optional gap year for initial training
No gap year for work-based training
After a first year followed by an optional gap year, 2 specializations are possible.
2 specializations for international students
The Tax Administration program trains tax administration executives in developing countries and emerging economies. This program, organized in close collaboration with the French taxation authorities, prepares students for careers in tax administration, fiscal policy, design and implementation of tax reform, and public finance.
English Track in Law
The English Track in Law is a programme offered at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL which allows law students to follow law courses entirely in English. Courses are taught by permanent faculty members at Dauphine, as well as visiting & adjunct faculty for more specialised topics.
- Types of education
- Initial and work-based training or Executive Education
- Outgoing Level
- French and English
- Duration of studies
- 4 semesters (excluding the gap year)
- ECTS Credits
- 120 credits
- Type of Diploma
- National diploma
- Academic Year
- Lawyer for Corporate Legal Management
- Insurance Manager
- Financial and Regulatory Lawyer
Study Abroad During Your Master’s Degree at Dauphine
Thanks to its network of partner universities, campuses and programs abroad, Dauphine offers you the possibility of obtaining a dual degree, a delocalized master's degree or multi-campus training.
Dauphine in Their Own Words
"The Professional Heritage Law course has been a real “springboard” for my professional life because it has allowed me to adapt my theoretical knowledge to the professional environment in which I practice as a lawyer. The diversity of the students' backgrounds gave me access to an important network in asset consulting (notaries, lawyers, private banking asset engineers…)."
Attorney at Sarrau Thomas Couderc
Your path :
Professional Property Law Course
"I was lucky enough to go to Bangalore, India, to study for a semester. [...] Studying in India allowed me to discover a system completely different from ours, combining modernity and tradition. The students were very welcoming, and I had a great time! Much more than an academic exchange, it was an extraordinary experience. My two pieces of advice: great adaptability and a lot of curiosity."
Exchange at the National Law School of India University of Bangalore
Your path :
European and International Business Law track
"My experience within the European and International Business Law course was a crucial professional step: this precious year allowed me to live an outstanding academic experience in Australia and prepared me perfectly for the profession of business lawyer evolving in an international universe."
Lawyer at Bredin Prat
Your path :
European and International Business Law track
A dedicated team
Professor of Private Law, Director of the Master's degree in Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Business Law and Professional Assets Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Business Law
Associate Professor, Private Law, Director of the Master's degree in Law
Professor of Public Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's degree - Market Law and Regulation
University Professor, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Insurance Law
Professor of Private Law, Director of the 1st year of the Master's degree - Law (Major in Business Law and Taxation), Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Corporate Law and Social Responsibility
Professor of Political Science, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's Degree - Advocacy Law and Public Affairs, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's Degree - Law and Public Management
Professor of Private Law, Director of the 1st year of the Master’s degree - Law (Major Property), Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Notarial Law
Professor of Private Law
Professor of Public Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Business Law
Professor of Private Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's Degree - Corporate Taxation
Associate Professor of Private Law, Director of the 1st year of the Master’s degree - Law (Major Public law - Public governance and economic regulation)
Professor of Private Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Corporate Law and Social Responsibility
University Professor, co-Director of the 2nd year of the Master's Degree - Advocacy Law and Public Affairs, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's Degree - Law and Public Management
Associate Professor of Private Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master's degree - Financial Lawyer
Professor of Private Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - Tax Administration - International Program
Associate Professor of Private Law, Director of the 2nd year of the Master’s degree - European and International Business Law