School of Law and Political Sciences

Master in Public Law

21 credits


Common Core
DRG500Research Methodology
3 credits
The course focuses on both the method and methodology of academic research and explains both how and why it is necessary to carry out academic research work. The method / methodology is the focus of this course.
DRG620Administrative Law
3 credits
The administration is subject to a law which regulates its activity and, thereby, its relationship with citizens. This course explains the unilateral administrative act, administrative contracts, various appeals and the liability of the public authority.
DRG621Constitutional Law
3 credits
The course presents the concepts of constitutional law based on two main ideas: authority and freedom. This vision is founded according to the bodies constituting the public powers, their functions and their relationships between each other and the governed population.
DRG622International Public Law
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: DRG240.1
This course enables students to learn about the subjects of international law and their legal status; such as, states, organizations, and private persons, and the sources of international law; such as, treaties, customs, general principles, unilateral acts, jurisprudence, etc. The course also discusses the general questions of international law, i.e. questions of law making, sovereignty, jurisdiction, responsibility, enforcement, the settlement of disputes, and specific topics such as the use of force.
DRG660AMaster Thesis
6 credits
DRG623Tax Law and Public Finances
3 credits
This course explains the fundamental concepts relating to the budget of the State, its preparation, enforcement and control. On the other hand, the general theory of tax requires the study of the notion of tax, classification of taxes, tax techniques, and tax administration. Then it focuses on the three main taxes: tax on income, VAT, and the estate tax.


The aim of the Master II in Public Law is to deepen students’ knowledge in public law matters. Students will master the principles and concepts that govern all disciplines of public law. Indeed the objective of this program is to train highly motivated professionals who are dynamic, inventive, creative and most importantly able to analyze complex information and dossiers in their specialty.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will be able to present to the following exams: State Council, the bar, diplomatic career, notary, and public service
2. Graduates will be able to continue on to study at PhD level.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will acquire an ability to mobilize and enrich in a critical spirit the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the Bachelor of Laws program
b. An ability to master the content of the main rules of substantive law in all its branches, as well as those of international law, to compare the essential features of some foreign systems, and be able to move from the abstract to the rule of law to the facts, even if they are presented in complex ways, and vice versa.
c. An ability to skip easily from the rule to the facts, and vice versa, during a discussion, communicate the result of research and legal analysis in a clear, precise, structured and persuasive manner , and produce a legal study, with absolute respect to the governing scientific rules.
d. An ability to update knowledge, perceive bridges between the different branches of law, to form personal opinions and, if necessary, to build on the opening resulting from an internship or an exchange trip.
e. An ability to question the choices of the rules, getting involved in the promotion of the founding values of the law and organizing its work.
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