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Law came into existence to organise human relationships at all levels. Its raison d'etre is its practical application. It is for this reason that the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Liège has always aimed at training real practitioners. In order to do this it pays particular attention to substantive law as it is set out in legal codes and applied in the courts and tribunals. As such from the first year of your training you will take classes in judicial law, penal law, private law, public law etc. In this way, from the outset, you are familiarised with legal technique, standards and methods.
It will not be forgotten, however, that in practice, law is expressed, applied and experienced within a social and economic environment. A lawyer must be able to place legal phenomena in the context of the social sciences more generally. For this reason, law studies include a very robust course of general study through classes in sociology, political economy, philosophy, psychology and history.
The teaching of law aims to be both rooted in solid theoretical foundations and centred on practice. Meticulous theoretical training ensures that practical issues can subsequently be covered. Above all this will allow you to adapt to the constantly changing field of law and to gain an understanding of new subject matter that may arise in the course of your career. It is with this in mind that interactive practical exercises, supervised by members of the scientific staff, are organised in all law classes.
Today it is impossible to successfully apply for a quality job without knowing one or more foreign languages. Learning and perfecting languages is therefore a key objective of education at Liège. The Faculty has decided to use a progressive method : a general language course and a legal language course given to small groups in the 1st year, a legal terminology course in the 2nd year and, in the last year of the bachelor programme, a law course given in a foreign language. In addition, you will receive complementary language classes to support the law course given in a foreign language in the 3rd year. You can choose between German, English or Dutch.
Two programmes offered by the ULg and no other French-speaking university in Belgium allow you to become fully bilingual and be able to master legal terminology in another language.
Under the masters programme, you also have the opportunity to go on to spend four months or a year in another university in Belgium or abroad.
The bachelors in law requires the development of critical thought, a better mastery of language and, above all, a taste for working independently. The supervised work organised each year pursues this objective by giving the opportunity to:
Supervised group work is led by law practitioners in their 1st and 2nd e years and by teachers and assistants in the final year of the bachelor degree.
From the 2nd year, in addition to "core classes" (around 150 credits), students are given the choice between 4 options (around 30 credits):
Needless to say, each of these options give access to a masters in law.
You can also obtain prospectuses about the various courses, simply complete the on-line form.