Academic Program

Courses offered in the Nice Program have an international focus and compare American and European approaches to law. All classes are conducted in English, and none of the courses offered has prerequisites. Classes meet four times per week, Monday through Thursday. Each course in the program is rated at two credit hours, involving fourteen 100-minute sessions of instruction and a two-hour examination. Registrants may enroll in up to two of the four courses for a maximum of four credit hours. All courses offered are fully equivalent for credit purposes to those courses offered at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Grades are based on an examination in each course. (See Admission Criteria and Grades for more information.) Thomas Jefferson School of Law reserves the right to limit enrollment in particular courses; students who register for courses that have already been closed will be notified.

In addition to the law courses and guest lectures, a French conversation course is offered to registrants without an additional charge. The conversation course, which is not offered for college credit, is available to registrants and accompanying persons, including spouses and school-aged children.

There will also be a Brown-Bag Luncheon Lecture Series with distinguished speakers and experts in the field of international law.

  • Students arrive in Nice on Saturday, June 16, 2018 and depart on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The program begins with a Welcoming Reception on the evening of Sunday, June 18, 2017. There will be a short Orientation session on the first day of classes, Monday, June 18, 2018, at the University of Nice School of Law at 8:30 a.m. All classes on June 18 only will be delayed by one hour to allow for Orientation. Therefore, on June 18 only, classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively.