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A French-American Perspective on Legal Education: Institutions, Experience, and Debate

Adrien Habermacher

French and American law students have strikingly different experiences, almost opposite to one another, during their preparation for their future profession. There are, of course, variations in legal practice between France and the United States. However, this does not justify the great differences in training and education. As a student trained in both systems, I would like to flesh out these differences and explain what distinguishes the experience of a French law student from that of an American law student; I would also like to take the opportunity to highlight the current state of the debate on legal education in both countries. Continue reading A French-American Perspective on Legal Education: Institutions, Experience, and Debate