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Lyon Catholic University (UCLy - Faculté de Droit)

Lyon Catholic University (UCLy - Faculté de Droit)

Lyon Catholic University (UCLy - Faculté de Droit)


The Faculty of Law, which was founded in 1875, is based at the Saint-Paul campus in Lyon and the Alpes Europe campus in Annecy. Every year, it welcomes students who wish to join a dynamic and open university community where students, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff from different disciplines work together to achieve success and self-fulfillment.

All the courses offered are designed to train first-class legal practitioners (attorneys, notaries, judges, in-house counsels, etc.), but also critical ones, who will play an active role in the development of our society. The students develop theoretical, technical and methodological legal skills, but are also guided towards wider learning, professional development, international opportunities and an understanding of societal evolutions and transitions, especially in technology. The combination of these different skills, perspectives and considerations helps to develop the quality of discernment, which is essential for a successful career.

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This commitment to delivering excellent degree programmes is underpinned by academic supervision and individual support for students, internationalization and professional development. It is embodied in a wide range of degree programmes: Bachelor’s degrees, international dual degrees, Master’s degrees, Diplômes Universitaires (DUs, university-issued diplomas) and specialization courses that keep pace with developments in the law and the types of expertise needed now and in the future.

Optimal Study Conditions

  • 2 modern campuses, one in the peninsula in the heart of Lyon and a new campus in Annecy .
  • A university library with thematic documentary resources comprising more than 250,000 volumes.
  • Original associative projects in humanitarian aid, the environment, a student web radio with RCF.
  • Innovative installations at the service of creativity: coworking room, learning lab, and an incubator.
  • Numerous student services: housing, health, cafeterias, sports, community life, and chaplaincy.

An International University

  • 68 partner universities
  • 1,000 international students welcomed each year.
  • Possibilities for studying abroad during one year or a semester
  • French students are paired with incoming international students to help them, upon arrival, settle into life in Lyon.

Welcome to Lyon!

A European Metropolis

Lyon, the administrative center of the Rhône department and European metropolis of over 2.3 million inhabitants is situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lyon is a cultural, artistic, and gastronomic center, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As such, it has an abundance of architectural and cultural treasures.

It hosts events of international dimension such as the Dance and Art Biennale, the Nuits Sonores, the Nuits de Fourvière, the Fête des Lumières (Lyon festival of lights), etc.

Lyon offers a variety of cultural draws such as its Opera, House of Dance, theaters, museums, libraries.

It is one of France’s most prominent centers for European business. Many foreign and domestic companies of international scale, as well as international organizations (Interpol, Euronews, WHO, IARC), are located in Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Lyon is the second-largest student city in France with four universities and several colleges. The scientific community is very dynamic with particular centers of excellence in the areas of medical research, biotechnology, transportation, clean technology, and digital entertainment.



  • Lyon

    Saint-Paul Campus 10, place des Archives Métro Perrache (ligne A) Tramways T2 et T1, 69002, Lyon

    • Annecy

      Alpes Europe Campus 25, Rue de la Cité, 74000, Annecy