The Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Montpellier is involved in a number of long-standing international partnerships.

On the pedagogical front, it is involved in almost 90 European partnerships via the Erasmus + program in both Law and Political Science (in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey).

Partnerships have also been forged outside Europe under international agreements with partner universities in North America (Canada, via convention or BCI program), South America (Colombia, Chile) and the Middle East (Lebanon).

Applications for outgoing international student mobility are handled by the International Relations Office, which also manages incoming mobility for students from partner universities. Where appropriate, this includes teaching and administrative mobility.

In addition, the Faculty is involved in a number of specific initiatives.
These include :

  • European Academy of Venice (EIUC - European Interuniversities Center)

The University of Montpellier and its Institut de Droit Européen des Droits de l'Homme (IDEDH), part of the UFR Droit et Science politique, are partners of the Global Campus of Human Rights.

It is the oldest academy funded by the European Commission on the basis of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. The Global Campus of Human Rights is located in Venice (Lido), and each year awards a Master's degree in European and International Human Rights Law to 90 selected students.

Christophe Maubernard, HDR lecturer in public law, has been EMA Director on behalf of the University of Montpellier since 2016, and is responsible for the scientific and teaching aspects of the "Business, Development, Human Rights" week-long course in Venice. He was a member of the Global Campus Board from 2014 to 2019 and is a member of the Curriculum Group.

Students from the Global Campus of Human Rights study for 6 months in Venice, then leave to write their dissertation at one of the 44 European partner universities (in France, the universities of Montpellier and Strasbourg). Each year, IDEDH and its teaching staff welcome 2 to 3 students from the Global Campus.

  • PACTUM (political science)

Projecting Academic Capacities with Tunisian Universities through Master courses is a capacity-building project supported by the European Commission (2021-2024) and based on Mediterranean cooperation between European universities (Italy: Siena, coordinator, and UNIMED; Spain: Granada; France: Montpellier, represented by Christophe Roux) and Tunisian universities (Tunis El Manar, Carthage, Kairouan, Sfax, Sousse) for the development of master courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • Laboratoire international associé (LIA) "Contrats, Sûretés et insolvabilité des consommateurs et des entreprises" (Contracts, security interests and consumer and business insolvency)

As part of the strategic partnership established between the University of Montpellier and the University of Laval (Canada), an agreement formalizes the creation of an Associated International Laboratory (LIA-CSI) designed to develop collaboration between academics from the law faculties of the two establishments. Initiated by Professors Aurore Benadiba and Christophe Albiges, the aim of the agreement is to set up research projects within a framework that facilitates the transfer of knowledge in contract law, securities law, insolvency law and related fields such as property law. These joint research themes are an extension of those already developed within the Laboratoire de droit privé (UR UM207) and the Chaire Prévention et traitement des difficultés des entreprises of Labex Entreprendre.

With its international dimension, this associated international laboratory will be a place where knowledge is created and disseminated between the two establishments around a common scientific program. The aim of the partnership is to promote the exchange of expertise, the organization of scientific events, joint publications, the awarding of grants and the international mobility of students as part of their training (Masters, PhD).

  • Trans-National Diploma (DTN) - Sherbrooke (CANADA)

For over fifteen years, the Montpellier and Sherbrooke Law Faculties have been linked by a quality exchange program. Each year, students from Montpellier's Master in International Trade Law and Master in Distribution Law and Business Contracts are selected to take part in this mobility program. Montpellier students take part in the exchange in two stages: at the end of their Master 1 and at the end of their Master 2. Sherbrooke students are also welcomed to Montpellier under this agreement.

Several exchanges of professors have also taken place, leading to the development of colloquia, books and joint courses, particularly in usage law, where the Canadian experience is innovative.

Master of Intellectual Property Law - Sherbrooke (CANADA)Program

Master's degree in consumer affairs and competition - Université de Montréal (CANADA)

The aim is to strengthen existing cooperation between two universities renowned for the excellence of their legal research on specific topics (market law, economic law, civil procedure). The collaboration is focused on research, and involves exchanges from the Master's level onwards, with a view to training researchers involved in both legal systems.