Summer in France

Program Dates for Summer 2016:  Session 1:  May 24-June 13; Session 2:  June 13-July 1

Who is eligible to apply?  All current Coastal students and students from all other ABA accredited law schools; must have completed at least 30 credits prior to program start date

State Department travel information for France:;

Summer Abroad Information Resource - .PDF 

For more information, please contact Professor Hartland, telephone (904) 680-7684; facsimile (904) 680-7679;

View a short video about the program:

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Program Overview:

  • Program affiliated with University of Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Four professors (2 from University of Auvergne and 2 from Florida Coastal) will teach the courses offered. Courses will have a comparative or international focus. 


French Business Law - Professor Jean-Francois Riffard - 1 credit

Comparative Judicial Systems - Professor Bradley Shannon - 3 credits

Human Rights Protection in a Regional and Global Context - Professor Marie-Elisabeth Baudoin - 1 credit

Comparative Property Law - Professor Eric Hull - 3 credits

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Program Cost

  • Tuition: $983 per credit hour (does not include housing costs)
    • Minimum of 4 credits
    • Maximum of 8 credits
    • For two sessions, minimum of 7 credits
  •  Registration Fee: $300 (due upon submission of application; will be applied to tuition)
  •  Deadline for Tuition Payment: May 24, 2016.

Program Housing:

  • Housing available within 10-20 minute walk or short bus  or tram ride to the law school.*
  • Cost is expected to be approximately $600 per session U.S., or possibly less if students are willing to share a room. 
  • Students are free to find their own housing in Clermont-Ferrand.


*Availability of housing is not guaranteed and is not provided by Florida Coastal School of Law.

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Program Requirements:

  • Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours. (1Ls who are completing their 2nd semester are encouraged to apply)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.20 - 1st year GPA based upon 1st semester
  • Passport

 * Students who register for the France Study Abroad Program and then elect not to attend the Program must complete a drop form and submit it to the Registrar's Office no later than April 15, 2016. Students who have not completed a drop form by this date will be financially liable for Program tuition.

 * Download the Application and the other attached documents below for more information on the France program.

Related File(s)Size
Additional Info re France Program - for website 2016.pdf379.04 KB
FCSL Application Summer in France 2016.doc551 KB
Calendar for 2016 France Summer Program.pdf79.3 KB
Travelguide to Clermont-Ferrand.doc178.5 KB
Emergency.pdf113.34 KB
Fieldtrips.pdf347.27 KB
MapLawSchool2ndfloor.jpg1.08 MB
MapLawSchoolGergovia.JPG617.9 KB
Money.pdf104.6 KB
Restaurants.pdf200.35 KB
SNCF - Train Office.pdf189.8 KB
Sports.pdf415.47 KB
Supermarkets and Fresh Food Market.pdf243.52 KB
The tram route 2.pdf142.07 KB
Tourist Information Office.pdf99.67 KB
France 2015 Financial Aid Budget.pdf256.87 KB