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Law and French programme recognised in Franco British prize

26 January 2021

The Franco British Lawyer’s Society (FBLS) has awarded Cardiff’s Law and French (LLB) programme with this year’s UK Academic Prize.

The UK Academic Prize is awarded each year to a UK based university that offers degree programmes which promote Franco-British legal understanding. Programmes recognised by the FBLS award help law students, academics, lawyers and judges from both sides of the Channel to work together, and to understand and appreciate both the Common Law and Civil Law systems and the very different methods of legal reasoning on which they are based.

The Law and French (LLB) programme at the School of Law and Politics has been running for over 20 years. The programme not only allows its students to study both English and French Law whilst learning French, but also offers the opportunity to gain a Licence en Droit whilst carrying out a year abroad in Amiens or Nantes. The Licence en Droit is the national French Law degree which can open doors to further higher education courses at Master level and to legal vocational training courses in France. Obtaining the Licence is a significant achievement which will impress employers both in the UK and in France.

The UK Academic Prize was presented to the School on 25 January 2021 in a virtual FBLS ceremony attended by Head of Law, Professor Stewart Field, Law and French (LLB) programme lead Dr Muriel Renaudin together with a number of students, past and present. The School was awarded a £1000 prize to create a fund to recognise outstanding student achievement on the programme for the next five years (£200 per year). The student beneficiaries will be chosen for their academic excellence, but also for their strong motivation to contribute to the enhancement of Franco-British legal relations and understanding.

Dr Renaudin said of the achievement, “This is a fantastic honour for the School of Law and Politics. I am grateful to the Franco-British Lawyers Society for recognising our outstanding contribution to the promotion of Franco British legal relationships and for enabling us to celebrate our excellent Law and French degree programme.”

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