About Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas

Historically rich, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is heir of the former Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Economiques de Paris, once comprising the Sorbonne and located in the heart of the Latin Quarter since the 13th century.Considered as France’s first Law university and very well-known among many foreign countries, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is dedicated to upholding the tradition from which it arose, preserving, yet ever-striving to raise its level of excellence with respect to all fields of Laws.

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Whether in Dubai, Paris, Mauritius or Singapore, all courses are taught in English, by Professors of Law from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University and professionals acting in the legal field coming from France, Europe, Asia and Africa. All courses strongly focus on case-studies and deepening of key subjects in a transversal and pluridisciplinary perspective. The LL.M. International Business Law includes 210 hours of teaching and usually welcomes between 20 and 30 students or trainees over a period of nine months. This course deals mainly with practical case studies and certain key subjects, with a pluridisciplinary focus. It prepares students and professionals for operations such as large acquisitions or market transactions, cross border mergers, complex financing, restructuring, LBOs, financial engineering, and industrial projects. These are interesting operations, offering difficulties that often lead to innovative solution seeking. It is particularly educational to study them and analyse the legal, financial or accounting issues raised. Thus, contracts, guarantees, financing and international trade litigation, among other basic subjects, can be studied from different angles.



The excellence of academics and practitioners in this field is combined with the constant desire of the French legislator and courts to ensure the effectiveness of French international arbitration law in the interests of the parties. In keeping with its tradition of excellence in international arbitration, as evidenced by the training offered for decades to French-speaking students, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University now offers a world class advanced University degree (DU) in the field, taught entirely in English. This training is provided by the best specialists in international arbitration, whether academics or practitioners (lawyers, counsels, arbitrators, quantum experts, managers of third-party funders, artificial intelligence researchers, etc.), based in Paris or in other important arbitration venues (London, Dubai, Singapore, etc.). Delivered in the heart of Paris, the LL.M. AWArDS bears its name well (Assas World Arbitration and Disputes Settlement).


Assas then and nowadays

Assas then and nowadays

The history of Paris-Panthéon-Assas University has spanned the centuries and is the bearer of values that the entire university community continues to honour today. The foundation of the identity and sense of belonging to the university are numerous: achievement in excellence, respect for individuals, freedom of thought, attachment to the institution and its traditions, and many more.

As the direct heir to the Paris Faculty of Law and Economics, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is proud to maintain its prestigious heritage and to guarantee the continuity of the highly symbolic places where French law was born. With its innovative teaching and research of the highest level, today’s university pays tribute to all those who have helped make its history, while planning for the generations to come. It continues to bring law to life and to evolve, in complementarity with economic and management sciences, political science, and information and communication sciences.

The university today

With 17 sites, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University covers 60,000 square meters. A remarkable architectural heritage which is also a signature of the university’s identity around the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, defended by all the presidents of the university, as heir of the former Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris.

Concerned about the environment of the people and the aesthetic quality of the places of knowledge, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University has also thought out its locations to best meet the needs of the students, from the Vaugirard centres to the Panthéon, via the Assas Centre. The Melun campus offers the same quality of environment to all students who attend Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.