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LL.B. Bachelor of Laws (1st, 2nd et 3rd years) Mauritius

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LL.B. Bachelor of Laws (1st, 2nd et 3rd years) Mauritius

LL.B. Bachelor of Laws (1st, 2nd et 3rd years) Mauritius

2024/2025

Direction: M. Anthony MERGEY

LLB - Droit

Diplôme Délivré:
Diplôme d’Université
Durée des études:
3 ans / 3 years
Modalités d'enseignement:
Formation initiale

Présentation

About the programme

This LL.B. Bachelor of Laws is offered in Mauritius on the Uniciti Education Hub by Paris-Panthéon Assas-University. This 3-years programme offers a unique blend of Common law, Civil law, Mauritian law and International Law. By emphasizing on core business and international legal issues, it will provide you with an in-depth view of key legal subjects and is undoubtedly a strong basis for any legal career.

Apply now

Submission of application form online and required documents to be sent to Paris-Panthéon-Assas University : Submit an application.

Objectifs

Aims

Launched for the first time in Mauritius in October 2016, this programme is a reflection of the university’s willingness to develop its law programmes at the international level.
Created on the model of a French licence (3-years diploma), this LL.B. aims at providing students with a comprehensive training in law. One of the cornerstones of the programme is the consideration of the specifics of the Mauritian legal system as the latter is inspired from both civil and common law. Moreover, while the module titles are often very similar to the ones of the French licence, their content is adapted. In order to maintain coherence and to consider the students’ interest, the programme takes into account those Mauritian specifics (the Mauritian civil law is largely drawn from the French law, while the administrative law is derived from English law).
Furthermore, while this programme is mostly geared towards Mauritian students, it also aims at attracting students from the East African and Indian Ocean regions. Hence the inclusion of modules with an international scope, and the use of English (which is also Mauritius’ official language) as the medium of instruction for all classes.
In addition, core legal subjects required for any 3-year programme in law are part of the LL.B. curriculum. These include Introduction to Civil Law, Introduction to Public Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Administrative Law, International Law (Public and Private), Personal & Family Law, Property Law, Law of Contract, Labour Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Revenue Law as well as a number of modules with an international scope.
Last but not least, about 75% of the professors on the programme come from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University’s campus in France. The need to maintain a majority of French Faculty is our priority, allowing us to transfer our institution’s expertise and to highlight our uniqueness.

Admission

Niveau d'entrée:
Bac

Profil recommandé

Admissions

Admission to the LL.B. programme are to be made by the 20th of September of each year (see Art. 2 of the rules and regulations).
As indicated in the Programme’s Rules and Regulations, students eligible to apply are those holding a French Baccalaureate or equivalent level and whose application has been accepted by a commission composed of two Professors from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.
The following list of documents is required for an application to be reviewed :

  • Motivation Letter, which should include: the reasons why you wish to study Law; you future aspirations; extracurricular activities as well as why you chose Paris-Panthéon-Assas University in Mauritius;
  • HSC / BAC / IB results (or equivalent) OR Mock results / 1st semester results of Upper 6 / Terminal / Form 7 (or equivalent);

Lower 6 / Classe de première / Form 6 results (or equivalent)

  • One Reference Letter (can be Academic or Professional);
  • Candidates with more than 3 months’ work experience to provide their CV;
  • A copy of your National Identity Card or Passport or Birth Certificate;
  • Recent passport size photograph to attach to your file.

For candidate eligible for a direct entry in 2nd or 3rd year, the following documents will be required, in addition to the ones above:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Results from the 1stand/or 2nd year of university

The validation of prior experience can be considered in lieu of the Baccalaureat, to the discretion of a Professors’ commission from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.

Organisation de la formation

Syllabus

The 3-years LL.B. curriculum is organised in 6 semesters. All of the modules are taught in English, and the exams are conducted in English.
Some of the classes or seminars may be taught in French, not exceeding 25% of the number of hours per semester. For these classes, the exams will be conducted in French.

Programme

Course structure

YEAR 1
Modules
Semester 1

Legal System 1 | Basic Rules and Principles of Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Legal System 2 | Legal Sources and Reasoning [+ 15 hours of practicals] - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Legal System 3 | Historical Foundations of Legal and Political Systems- (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal System 4 | Comparative Legal and Judicial Systems - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Public Law 1 | Comparative Constitutional Law (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal Research, Skills and Methods (15h, 3 ECTS)
Semester 2
Property Law [+ 15 hours of practicals]- (30h, 6 ECTS)
Personal and Family Law [+ 15 hours of practicals]- (30h, 6 ECTS)
International Affairs - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal System 5 | English Legal System - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Public Law 2 | Mauritian Constitutional Law (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal Research, Skills and Methods (15h, 3 ECTS)
 

YEAR 2
Modules
Semester 1

Criminal Law 1 | Foundations of Criminal Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Public Law 3 | Administrative Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Global Economic Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Public International Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Law of Contract [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
Law of Obligations [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)

Semester 2
Labour and Industrial Relations Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
International and Regional Organizations (30h, 6 ECTS)
Criminal Law 2 | Criminology and Criminal Procedure (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Law of Tort [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Commercial Law - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
Law of International Trade [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Business Law (30h, 6 ECTS)


YEAR 3
Modules
Semester 1

Intellectual Property Law  - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Private International Law - (30h, 56ECTS)
Law of Evidence [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Taxation Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Civil Procedure [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
European Union Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)

Semester 2
Commercial and International Arbitration [+ 15 hours of practicals]  (30h, 6 ECTS)
Company Law  [+ 15 hours of practicals]  (30h, 6 ECTS)
International Human Rights Law  (30h, 5 ECTS)
Technology and Law  (30h, 5 ECTS)
Communication Skills for Lawyers / Moot Court (30h, 3 ECTS)
Dissertation - (5 ECTS)

In Years 2 and 3, students will be asked to elect between Stream 1 or Stream 2 modules. All students who wish to apply for admission to the Vocational Courses conducted by the Council for Vocational and Legal Education SHOULD elect for Stream 1.

Poursuites d'études

Further studies

Based on the modules covered during the 3-years, a student holder of the LL.B. Bachelor in Laws should be able to pursue his/her studies or career:

  • in Mauritius;
  • in France, and especially in Paris-Panthéon-Assas University (provided that the student’s level allows it, based on his/her results);
  • in the United Kingdom.

Contact

International campuses

Duration of study : 3 ans / 3 years
Degree awarded : University Degree
Terms of education : Intital formation

Presentation

About the programme

This LL.B. Bachelor of Laws is offered in Mauritius on the Uniciti Education Hub by Paris-Panthéon Assas-University. This 3-years programme offers a unique blend of Common law, Civil law, Mauritian law and International Law. By emphasizing on core business and international legal issues, it will provide you with an in-depth view of key legal subjects and is undoubtedly a strong basis for any legal career.

Apply now

Submission of application form online and required documents to be sent to Paris-Panthéon-Assas University : Submit an application.

Objectives

Aims

Launched for the first time in Mauritius in October 2016, this programme is a reflection of the university’s willingness to develop its law programmes at the international level.
Created on the model of a French licence (3-years diploma), this LL.B. aims at providing students with a comprehensive training in law. One of the cornerstones of the programme is the consideration of the specifics of the Mauritian legal system as the latter is inspired from both civil and common law. Moreover, while the module titles are often very similar to the ones of the French licence, their content is adapted. In order to maintain coherence and to consider the students’ interest, the programme takes into account those Mauritian specifics (the Mauritian civil law is largely drawn from the French law, while the administrative law is derived from English law).
Furthermore, while this programme is mostly geared towards Mauritian students, it also aims at attracting students from the East African and Indian Ocean regions. Hence the inclusion of modules with an international scope, and the use of English (which is also Mauritius’ official language) as the medium of instruction for all classes.
In addition, core legal subjects required for any 3-year programme in law are part of the LL.B. curriculum. These include Introduction to Civil Law, Introduction to Public Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Administrative Law, International Law (Public and Private), Personal & Family Law, Property Law, Law of Contract, Labour Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Revenue Law as well as a number of modules with an international scope.
Last but not least, about 75% of the professors on the programme come from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University’s campus in France. The need to maintain a majority of French Faculty is our priority, allowing us to transfer our institution’s expertise and to highlight our uniqueness.

Input Level : Bac
Number of places : Number of places : 30

Admissions

Admission to the LL.B. programme are to be made by the 20th of September of each year (see Art. 2 of the rules and regulations).
As indicated in the Programme’s Rules and Regulations, students eligible to apply are those holding a French Baccalaureate or equivalent level and whose application has been accepted by a commission composed of two Professors from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.
The following list of documents is required for an application to be reviewed :

  • Motivation Letter, which should include: the reasons why you wish to study Law; you future aspirations; extracurricular activities as well as why you chose Paris-Panthéon-Assas University in Mauritius;
  • HSC / BAC / IB results (or equivalent) OR Mock results / 1st semester results of Upper 6 / Terminal / Form 7 (or equivalent);

Lower 6 / Classe de première / Form 6 results (or equivalent)

  • One Reference Letter (can be Academic or Professional);
  • Candidates with more than 3 months’ work experience to provide their CV;
  • A copy of your National Identity Card or Passport or Birth Certificate;
  • Recent passport size photograph to attach to your file.

For candidate eligible for a direct entry in 2nd or 3rd year, the following documents will be required, in addition to the ones above:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Results from the 1stand/or 2nd year of university

The validation of prior experience can be considered in lieu of the Baccalaureat, to the discretion of a Professors’ commission from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.

Organisation of studies

Syllabus

The 3-years LL.B. curriculum is organised in 6 semesters. All of the modules are taught in English, and the exams are conducted in English.
Some of the classes or seminars may be taught in French, not exceeding 25% of the number of hours per semester. For these classes, the exams will be conducted in French.

Program

Course structure

YEAR 1
Modules
Semester 1

Legal System 1 | Basic Rules and Principles of Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Legal System 2 | Legal Sources and Reasoning [+ 15 hours of practicals] - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Legal System 3 | Historical Foundations of Legal and Political Systems- (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal System 4 | Comparative Legal and Judicial Systems - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Public Law 1 | Comparative Constitutional Law (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal Research, Skills and Methods (15h, 3 ECTS)
Semester 2
Property Law [+ 15 hours of practicals]- (30h, 6 ECTS)
Personal and Family Law [+ 15 hours of practicals]- (30h, 6 ECTS)
International Affairs - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal System 5 | English Legal System - (30h, 5 ECTS)
Public Law 2 | Mauritian Constitutional Law (30h, 5 ECTS)
Legal Research, Skills and Methods (15h, 3 ECTS)
 

YEAR 2
Modules
Semester 1

Criminal Law 1 | Foundations of Criminal Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Public Law 3 | Administrative Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Global Economic Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Public International Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Law of Contract [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
Law of Obligations [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)

Semester 2
Labour and Industrial Relations Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
International and Regional Organizations (30h, 6 ECTS)
Criminal Law 2 | Criminology and Criminal Procedure (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Law of Tort [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Commercial Law - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
Law of International Trade [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Business Law (30h, 6 ECTS)


YEAR 3
Modules
Semester 1

Intellectual Property Law  - (30h, 6 ECTS)
Private International Law - (30h, 56ECTS)
Law of Evidence [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Taxation Law (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 1
Civil Procedure [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)
Stream 2
European Union Law [+ 15 hours of practicals] (30h, 6 ECTS)

Semester 2
Commercial and International Arbitration [+ 15 hours of practicals]  (30h, 6 ECTS)
Company Law  [+ 15 hours of practicals]  (30h, 6 ECTS)
International Human Rights Law  (30h, 5 ECTS)
Technology and Law  (30h, 5 ECTS)
Communication Skills for Lawyers / Moot Court (30h, 3 ECTS)
Dissertation - (5 ECTS)

In Years 2 and 3, students will be asked to elect between Stream 1 or Stream 2 modules. All students who wish to apply for admission to the Vocational Courses conducted by the Council for Vocational and Legal Education SHOULD elect for Stream 1.

Knowledge check

Assessment

Details of assessments and indicative weighting of the different modes of assessments
Article 4 
During the first year and for each semester, all modules are compulsory. During the second and third year, student must follow all core modules and must choose one of the two streams. Modules with practicals and the dissertation module have a weight of 2 (“coefficient 2”). All other courses have a weight of 1 (“coefficient 1”).

Article 5
Modules with practicals are subjected to a written examination of 3 hours. The candidates can choose between two topics for each subject. For each relevant subject, the grade for the written examinations, over 20, makes up 75% of its overall score.

Article 6
During the written examinations, if necessary, documents will be distributed to the students at the same time as the examination topics. In the absence of the express authorisation of the lecturer responsible for the subject, all information support, processing or communication (programmable calculator, IT tool, etc.) is prohibited. The use of all handbooks or documents containing personal annotations is prohibited. All cheating or attempted cheating is liable to disciplinary actions.

Article 7
The practicals are subjected to a continuous assessment of which the grade, over 20, established under the responsibility of the lecturer charged with providing lecture courses, is determined by taking into account the knowledge of the student, his attendance rate, his ability to respond to questions given, and the progress made. The grade makes up 25% of the overall score for the subject.

Article 8
Subjects which do not require practicals will be assessed through an oral exam, marked over 20, except for the Legal Research, Skills and Methods and Communication skills for lawyers/Moot calls classes which are only subjected to a continuous assessment, over 20. Based on the decision of the lecturer responsible for the class and with the consent of the programme coordinator, a written examination of 1.5 hour, marked over 20 and organised in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 above, can be substituted for the oral exam.
The dissertation will consist of an original written work of at least 50 pages and should not exceed 100/110 pages, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor. It is subject to a mandatory thesis defence before a jury consisting of two lecturers or actors of the legal world. It is marked over 20.

Article 9
The first session consists of two examination periods.
The papers for the first examination period cover all subjects which have been completed by the end of the first semester of the current academic year. They are held at the end of the first semester. Students are informed about the grades obtained. The papers for the second examination period cover all subjects which have been completed by the end of the second semester of the current academic year. They are held at the end of the second semester. Students are informed about the grades obtained.

Article 10
A subject can be validated by the Board of Examiners if the student has obtained a grade equal or higher to 10 over 20.
The grade obtained for one semester is calculated over the combined average obtained assigned from the coefficients specified in Article 4 for the classes of the said semester.
A semester can be validated by the Board of Examiners if the student has obtained a grade equal or higher to 10 over 20.

Article 11
The student is admitted to each academic year if he has obtained a grade equal or higher to the combined average in all of the courses assigned to the above-mentioned coefficients of the respective year. This combined average makes it possible to determine the final mention attributed to the student (10: Pass mark, 13: Mention Assez Bien (with honours), 15: Mention Bien (high honours), 17: Mention Très Bien (very high honours).

Article 12
The student, once admitted, cannot sit for the examinations a second time.

Article 13
The second session is organised based on the lessons in which the student did not pass during his first session.

Article 14
During the second session, the student will sit for all subjects in which he did not obtain a grade equal or higher to the pass mark.
It should be noted that during the second session and under the same conditions as in the first session, all continuous assessment grade obtained in practical classes and in all subjects consisting of only continuous assessments are taken into account.

Article 15
Articles 10 and 11 can be applied to the second examination session.
In case of failure following the second session, the semester or the subject(s) in which the student has passed is considered as final.

Article 16
The student can apply for a second year of LL.B if he has passed in at least four subjects for each semester, mandatorily including te practicals.
The student can apply for a third year of LL.B if he has passed in at least four subjects for each semester, mandatorily including the practicals.

Article 17
Waiver of attendance
A waiver of attendance to the Practicals may be granted to students who are working professionals, who have children, who are handicapped, who practice sports on a high level or who have been granted the exceptional permission by the President of the University. To be granted such waiver, are required to send a written request to the President of the University, attaching to it the documents justifying their situation. In the case that the waver is granted, the student shall undergo, for all modules, one sole final examination of his/her knowledge per module. Following the start of the first semester’s classes, the student has a period of one and a half month to make such request, except in cases of force majeure.
Notwithstanding these provisions, and based on medical advice, the President of the University shall be able to grant a waiver of one semester only to a student with a handicap or a disabling health disorder.
In the case where a module is graded with one sole grade based on a continuous assessment, this grade shall be replaced by an oral test to be assessed by the professor.

Further studies

Further studies

Based on the modules covered during the 3-years, a student holder of the LL.B. Bachelor in Laws should be able to pursue his/her studies or career:

  • in Mauritius;
  • in France, and especially in Paris-Panthéon-Assas University (provided that the student’s level allows it, based on his/her results);
  • in the United Kingdom.