Historical Introduction to French Law

UPMF – Grenoble Law School (Certificate in French Law) Semester 1 (Fall course) – volume : 20 h.

This course offers an introduction to French legal culture through a historical exposition of the genesis of French law, its redefinition in 1789, and its transformations since then. Following the main stages of French legal history (from the Lex Salica, in the early 6th century, through mediaeval customs and Roman law, to the Napoleonic codes and the contemporary influence of European rules), the course focuses on the sources and the essential features of French law at each time.


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