be honest...is law with french law only for native french speakers?Watch this thread
i've been thinking about possible uni courses i want to apply for, even though i know its a while away.
my strengths definitely lie in the essay based humanities and mfl, so i want to go into a course that plays to those strengths, but career prospects is a big thing for me too (which is why i was initially thinking of applying for an mfl degree course but now i've moved away from it). i thought law would be perfect for my a-level options, but i've always had a love for the languages and thought maybe combining french into my course could work for me (and the idea of a year abroad sounds amazing!!).
i know that law with french law isn't a french language degree, but instead just french law being taught in french. i also know they expect your french to be up to scratch, because law is hard enough and in a foreign language it's even harder.
so i was just wondering if someone could honestly tell me whether i stand a chance against the international students who speak fluent french whereas i would just be at a-level standard.
if you think i'm setting myself up for failure then just say, but i would be sad to leave behind my languages.
(just for reference, i'm looking to apply to some top unis like maybe oxford, ucl, kcl etc)
send help! thank you!!!!
Could you do a degree in french then go on to train as an interpreter in the law field? Soz if this info ain’t 100% correct lol, my brains on two percent. Glad you love languages !!
Also, you learn French Law during your year abroad, if I remember correctly, and therefore they do prepare you for the level of language that will be required. Most of the other students will be in the same boat as you so don't stress!
The one thing I would recommend is asking yourself why you want to study Law with French Law! You say that you enjoy MFL but if that's the case maybe you'd prefer to study Law and French, which would include a year abroad too? You might want to do some research into the course and see what's involved, most people I know are applying to this course because A) they want to practice law in France, or B) they're interested in learning about two different legal systems. But anyway, good luck!