Cornell Law School can send up to two students to Sciences-Po Law School in the Fall or Spring.
The Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (known as “Sciences Po”) was established in 1872 and is one of France’s most selective and highly regarded universities. Traditionally known for its academic focus on political science and economics, Sciences Po also offers robust programs in law, communications, finance, business, urban policy, management, and journalism. With a significant international student population and a strong global focus, Sciences Po ranks as one of the world’s elite academic institutions.
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LOCATIONSciences Po is located in the heart of Paris, just off the Seine River and within walking distance of many famous French sites, including the Notre Dame de Paris, the Panthéon, Musée du Louvre, and the Assemblée Nationale. Sciences Po campus’s central location within Paris’s vibrant cultural and political setting provides a unique and stimulating academic environment. Outside of class students can take advantage of the fantastic array of arts, music, theater, food and other cultural offerings of Paris as well as a wide variety of student organizations within the university itself.
The academic year at Sciences Po Law School is divided into two semesters that run September through mid-December and January through April. Students should note that the Sciences Po Master’s In Economic Law program has two start dates for the spring semester — one for students taking first-year courses and one for students taking second-year courses. In the academic year 2017-2018, the dates were January 27 (first-year classes) and January 15 (second-year classes). Students may select from both sets of offerings but should be mindful of the start dates when planning semester abroad.