Bonjour, welcome!

We are so excited you are attending the 2024 Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute. This is an opportunity for global learning, reflection, and exploration. Studying abroad challenges students in ways that refine and hone their skills. On a daily basis, students will navigate new experiences and interact with others using critical thinking skills in order to problem-solve and communicate in a multi-cultural context. You are embarking on a journey that will also aid in your future careers and you will carry with you fond memories from this program and your time in Paris.

This community site is designed to introduce you to helpful people and inform you of the program’s and University’s policies, as well as serve as a starting point to answer many of your questions regarding academic matters, student services, and more.

Please do not view these resources as substitutes for speaking directly to members of the program’s staff and faculty. We remain available to you in-person, by phone, or videoconference. If you have a question do not hesitate to visit the office, call, or email us. Our names, phone numbers, and emails are listed on this site and are also provided to you in the welcome folder. Remember, too, that the program is part of a larger university community with extensive resources for your health and safety, allowing you to handle emergencies and report concerns. 

We encourage you to ask questions, share your experiences with us, and seek assistance if you feel that you need it. Coming to another country and living in a new environment can be overwhelming, particularly if this is your first experience abroad. We hope that the information given here will facilitate your transition into getting settled in Paris and familiarizing yourself with our program’s policies.

You can access all of these resources at as well.

We look forward to working with you and extend our very best wishes for a rewarding summer!

With warm regards,

Dawne and Julie

[The Summer Institute] was the best decision of my undergraduate years. It’s a month of bringing together students from all over the world who share a passion and curiosity for the law while being able to enjoy the experience in a beautiful city like Paris.

Kathleen Joo, Class 0f 2019


  • Administrative Contacts
    • General administrative email:
      • Please feel free to use this email for absolutely any comment, concern, or question!
    • Dawne Peacock, Director of International Programs, Cornell Law School
    • Julie Paschal, Program Coordinator, Cornell Law School
  • Program Office:
    Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Location 311B
  • Faculty Contacts
  • Cité Contact Persons for Undergraduates (specific to housing)

Action needed prior to program start: ITART registry, Daily Check, ISOS

Please ensure that the following is complete prior to the start of the program:

1 – Beginning 8 weeks before travel (mid-May), you can register your trip with the Cornell International Travel Registry (ITART). This is absolutely essential because it is what will give you access to our primary travel assistance resource, ISOS.

2 – After you are registered with ITART, download the ISOS app* and register.

*If you are a Cornell student participating in this program, you are covered by Cornell insurance which includes the utilization of ISOS. ISOS is an all-encompassing travel assistance program staffed by trained medical and security professionals with an enormous pool of resources, and should always be your first contact in a crisis, whether it be medical, emotional, a threat to your security, loss or theft of important travel documents, a need for evacuation, etc.

However, ISOS is not only for critical problems – it can be used for any host of problems you might have while traveling, big or small. For example, if you are feeling under the weather and want to know where you should go for a check-up, or if you have questions about COVID-19 entry requirements, you can give them a call. You can even call them before you leave just to get a feel for the call-in process and to ask for an overview of their services.

Student Communication

Cell Phones:

We recommend that students with cell phones purchase the host country SIM card so that they may easily be reached by our staff. International data fees are costly and add up quickly so one of your first stops should be to a host country cell phone provider to purchase a SIM card, calling plan, and cell phone if needed. These items are often a fraction of the cost of their stateside counterparts.

Unlocked American cell phones (not tied into a contract) can accept a local SIM card and calling plan and be used abroad. A locked phone will not work with a host country SIM card. Phones cannot be unlocked outside of the US. Consult your cell phone provider to check the status of your phone.


Students at Cornell Law School use the Cornell University email system. This system is accessed using the student’s CU Net ID, which is provided by the University. Email is used as a significant means of communication between faculty, staff, and students. All students are expected to read their email on a daily basis. Additionally, emails sent to and from Cornell accounts should reflect the decorum and discernment expected of members of a professional school community. For additional information please contact the CIT Helpdesk at 1-607-255-8990 or

What’s App

WhatsApp is a secure and efficient way to communicate as a part of a group.

Here is the link to our WhatsApp community:

Within this community we have two groups:

Photo sharing via Box Folders

We have created a Box folder for students to post and share photos. Use this link to access the folder:

Photo sharing via Instagram

We have created an Instagram where we will be sharing photos we take throughout the program:

To share your own photos (if you have a public profile) with your fellow students, you can use the hashtag #CornellLawinParis on Instagram, Twitter, etc., or share via the WhatsApp social group provided above.

Class, Court, and Event Locations


Classes will be held on the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre Panthéon campus:
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre Panthéon, 12 Place du Panthéon, Paris 75005 in Amphitheater III

  • Directions to Amphithéatre III:
    From place du Panthéon: stand with the Panthéon behind you, facing down rue Soufflot toward the Jardin du Luxembourg. The Faculté de Droit (also called the Centre Panthéon) at 12, place du Panthéon is the large, pale yellow building with columns immediately to your right. Go through the main entrance of the Faculté de Droit. To reach Amphithéatre III, follow the walkway on the left side of the courtyard, enter the building through the swing doors and walk into a large hallway. The Amphithéatre is on the left side.

Orientation and Court Visits and Mandatory Orientation Lectures: July 1 & 2-see blow for details

All Classes meet Monday – Friday daily–Starting on July 3

Academic Calendar and Orientation Schedule:   

Monday – FridayJune 24 – 28Prelaw ONLY
Orientation in Amphitheater III
***Prelaw students should check CANVAS for small meeting Prelaw schedules

MondayJuly 1Grad & Prelaw Orientation-Day#1 – Amphitheater III

(8:30 AM – 9:30 AM)
Welcome and Check-In

Visit to the Cour de Cassation
Group #1 Visit (10:45 AM – 11:30 AM)
List of last names in Group #1:
Albesa Galve
Braga Coelho
Conde Cajas
Di Gravio
Miramontes Serrano
Rios Molina

Groups #1 and #2 (11:45 AM – 12:30 PM)
General presentation of the Cour de Cassation for both groups – Presenter Justice

Group #2 Visit (11:45 PM – 1:30 PM)
List of last names in Group #2:
Artieda Basantes
Urbaez Cruz

COUR DE CASSATION –The Cour de Cassation is a relatively short walk from the classrooms. Walk west to the Boulevard St. Michel, then go north on the “Boule’ Mich” until you cross the bridge on the Seine. At this point, the street becomes the Boulevard du Palais. Walk on left side of the boulevard to the next bridge, past the main gates to the Palais de Justice. At the corner of the building just before the bridge (and under the ancient clock), turn left on Quai de l’Horloge. Walk 200 yards/meters down this street until you reach #5, a door with a French flag and an EU flag. Lindsey Mulholland will be waiting by the entrance you will use. Be sure to bring an official ID (passport, drivers license, etc.)

(3:00 PM –6:30 PM)
Mandatory Introductory Lecture
(Prof. Lasser)

Held in (Centre Panthéon Amphitheater III)

6:30 PM
Group Photo on the steps of the Panthéon

(6:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Opening Reception
at Location:
Centre Panthéon, 12 Place du Panthéon, Paris in the
Salon jaune and Salon bleu.
TuesdayJuly 2Grad & Prelaw Orientation-Day#2 – Amphitheater III

Visit to the Conseil d’Etat
Group #1 Visit (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

List of last names in Group#1:
Artieda Basantes
Urbaez Cruz
Group #2 Visit (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

List of last names in Group#2:
Braga Coelho
Miramontes Serrano
Group #3 Visit (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

List of last names in Group#3:
Rios Molina
Albesa Galve
Di Gravio
Conde Cajas

The Conseil d’Etat is located on the Right Bank, in the 1st arrondissement, in the Palais Royal, across the Place du Palais Royal from the Louvre.  If you use the Metro, take Line 7 or Line 1 to “Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre.”  When you exit the Metro, look for the Conseil d’Etat; it is one of the buildings facing the square.
Julie will be waiting by the entrance.
Be sure to bring an official ID (passport, drivers license, etc.)

(3:00 PM – 6:30 PM)
Mandatory Introductory Lecture (Prof. Lasser)
Held in Centre Panthéon Amphitheatre III
WednesdayJuly 3Day 1 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6062 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)

July 4

Day 2 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)

July 5

Day 3 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)

July 8

Day 4 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)
TuesdayJuly 9Day 5 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)
WednesdayJuly 10Day 6 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   612 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)
ThursdayJuly 11Day 7 – Amphitheater III

9:00 am – 10:30 am:
  6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) (1 cr.)
10:45 am -12:15 pm:   6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) (1 cr.)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:   6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker) (1cr)
FridayJuly 12EXAMS– Amphitheater III
Exam Time TBD
6163 Comparative Death Penalty Law (Johnson) 
6177 Comparative Law (Lasser) 
6162 Comparative Constitutional Law (Anker


  • Conseil D’Etat
    • Location: 1 Pl. du Palais Royal, 75001 Paris, France
    • Click here for the Google Maps link.
    • Click here to open the ‘Directions’ page for this location – for ‘Choose starting point’, input ‘Your location’ or wherever you will be departing from.
    • The Conseil d’Etat is located on the Right Bank, in the 1st arrondissement, in the Palais Royal, across the Place du Palais Royal from the Louvre museum. If you use the Metro: 1, 7 to “Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre.” When you exit the Metro, look for the Conseil d’Etat; it is in one of the buildings facing the square or  Bus: 39, 68, 72, 73, 74, 85  or the RER: B.
    • Dawne Peacock and Julie Paschal will be waiting by the entrance you will use.
    • **Be sure to bring an official ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.)**

Academic Information

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a component of receipt of a Cornell Law degree, as well as academic competence. We often refer to it as the Honor Code. Cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation in the placement process, and violation of exam procedures are among the behaviors prohibited by the Honor Code. A copy is included in the Student Handbook, and is available at

Law School Code of Academic Integrity

The Law School Code of Academic Integrity is the Law School’s separate code of academic integrity, which we often refer to as the Honor Code. Cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation in the placement process, and violation of exam procedures are among the behaviors prohibited by the Honor Code. A copy is included in the Student Handbook, and is available at                       


Regular and punctual class attendance, beginning on the first day of the class, is required of all students. Faculty members monitor attendance daily and may enforce the rule by reporting the student to the Program Directors; by removing a student from the course or excluding a student from an exam (after reasonable written warning); If a student is excluded from an exam, a grade of F is entered.

Students who are ill or have another valid reason for missing class are encouraged to contact the instructor directly and are required to notify Dawne and Lindsey of any absence.

Students are expected to do the daily readings and come prepared to engage with the professor and their classmates.


Please be informed that students will be permitted to add/drop courses on Wednesday, July 3rd, up until 12 PM–Midnight, Paris time. It is imperative that students attend all classes until the add/drop process is confirmed.

To add or drop courses, kindly send an email to with a copy to In your email, make sure to include the course number and title of the course you wish to add or drop.

It is crucial that you continue attending any courses you intend to drop until you receive confirmation from the registrar regarding your request.


Materials permitted in the exam room vary widely according to instructor preference. Students are expected to pay close attention to the instructor’s announcement as to materials that are permitted in the exam room. It is a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity to have unauthorized materials in an exam room as well as to fail to observe scrupulously other exam procedures such as precise time limits.

It is also a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity for any student to contact a teacher about an exam after the exam has begun or at any time until grades are final. Any problems or issues should be addressed in writing to the Program Directors at  School course examinations are graded by the course instructor on an anonymous basis. Identification of the student with the grade is made only after the anonymous exam grades have been recorded with the Law School Registrar. The course instructor may exclude a student, after reasonable written warning, from any examination because of irregular attendance or neglect of work during the term. Exclusion from an examination results in a failing grade.

Exam Schedule:

TBD – will be announces shortly


Important Exam Reminders:

Do not make travel plans that would prevent you from taking exams at the scheduled times.

If you have a medical or other emergency on the day of the examination, you must email the Co-Director prior to the examination or as soon as possible under the circumstances. Graduate Program Co-Director: Prof. Mitchel Lasser and Prelaw Co-Director is Prof. Elizabeth Anker

Please remember to bring a photo ID and your building access pass to your exams because it will be necessary for you to gain access to Centre Panthéon


Students may choose from the following grading options:

1. Letter Grade (the JD-Grading Scale)

2. Pass/Fail or S/U

3. Audit Status

Auditing a class means you regularly attend the class, but do not participate in all aspects of the course, such a taking the exam. You won’t receive any credit hours, will not take the exam and the course will be marked with a “V” on your transcript which represents audited courses.

Once a grade selection is submitted, it cannot be changed. Therefore, prior to making a selection, please confirm with your university they will accept your grading of choice.  Selections must also be made no later than Midnight, Paris time, on July 3.

Grades in seminars, problem courses and clinical courses are generally based upon written projects, oral presentations, and class participation, according to instructor preference. Grades in most other courses are based upon an exam and other written and oral projects, if the instructor so chooses. In addition, class participation may be an element of a student’s final course grade. This will also be outlined in your course syllabus.

JD-Grading scale

Students are graded on the JD-Grade scale (A+ through F).

A + 4.33

A 4.0

A – 3.67

B + 3.33

B 3.00

B – 2.67

C + 2.33

C 2.00

C – 1.67 (lowest “passing” grade)

D + 1.33

D 1.00

D – 0.67

F 0.00

**Students must confirm with their home institutions which grading scale is preferred, prior to the start of classes. Once you have made a grading selection, requests to have that grade changed to different grading scale will not be granted.

**Only Prelaw students will be permitted to select Pass/Fail (S/U), without prior approval.

Dress Code

For the Opening and Closing Reception AND court visits*:

  • Business Casual Dress, which includes
    • Seasonal sport coats or blazers with slacks or khakis skirts
    • Dress shirts, casual button- down shirts, open-collar or polo shirts; knit shirts or sweaters
    • Optional tie unless the event description specifies you should wear a tie, no spaghetti straps or décolleté)
    • Loafers or loafer-style shoes and socks

*Important Note about attending court visits:

A reminder that we will be visiting French legal institutions. The dress code at French courts is business formal, so men should plan to wear a jacket and tie (no jeans), with an equivalent level of formality for women and non-binary students. Business casual is appropriate for class and other outings in Paris.

**If you arrive late to a court visit and the group has already entered the building with the guide, we ask that you DO NOT attempt to gain entry. It is disruptive and not appreciated by our hosts. Thank you for understanding.  It is for this reason we recommend that you leave early and give yourselves enough time to get to events. Keep in mind however long you think it will take you to get somewhere, it will take much longer in Paris!

For the Classroom:

  • Casual Dress
    • Khakis or nice jeans (clean, no holes)
    • Cargo or Bermuda shorts, Long or short skirts – depending on occasion and climate
    • Plain T-shirts (no inappropriate slogans), polo shirts, Turtlenecks, Casual button-down blouses, Sundresses
    • Casual button-down shirts and/or sweaters
    • Loafers, tennis shoes, sandals

Behavioral Expectations

Campus Code of Conduct

The Campus Code of Conduct prescribes substantive rules of non-academic student conduct as well as outlines policies, principles and procedures of the Campus Judicial System. Questions about the Campus Code of Conduct should be directed to the Judicial Administrator (500 Day Hall, 1-607-255-4680, e-mail:

Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Cornell Law School

The Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Cornell Law School is an aspirational code adopted by the Law School faculty in 1994. Every Cornell student is expected to abide by the Cornell Behavioral Compact. An outline of the compact can be found here: .

Health and Safety

Traveling with Prescription Medication:

Don’t plan on being able to buy your medicines at your destination. They may not be available.

Make an appointment with your health care provider to get needed medicines before you leave.

If you plan to be gone for more than 30 days, talk to your doctor about how you can get enough medicine for your trip. Sometimes insurance companies will pay for only a 30-day supply at a time. You may also want to bring a couple days more than your stay in the case of transportation cancellations or delays.

Ask your doctor about any changes to taking your medicine once you’re in a different time zone.

Pack smart and put your medicines in your carry-on luggage. You don’t want to be stuck without them if your suitcase gets lost!

Keep medicines in their original, labeled containers. Ensure that they are clearly labeled with your full passport name, doctor’s name, generic and brand name, and exact dosage.

Bring copies of all prescriptions, including the generic names for medicines.

Leave a copy of your prescriptions at home with a friend or relative in case you lose your copy or need an emergency refill.

Pack a note on letterhead stationery from the prescribing doctor (preferably translated into the language understood at your destination).

More Information

Traveling with Medications (US Department of Homeland Security)

Traveling with Prescription Medications (US Food and Drug Administration)

Need advice: Call iSOS at +1-215-942-8478—or use the mobile app.

Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits

While we’re hoping not to have to worry about Covid on the trip, we should all plan accordingly. First, please do bring a supply of masks, since they may be still required in a few places in France. Second, I highly recommend bringing a number of “rapid tests,” in the event you aren’t feeling well at any time on the trip. You will be required to self-report and follow isolation protocols if you do test positive while in Paris. While it’s relatively easy to get tested at many Paris pharmacies, the tests cost approximately 25 Euros. So we have found it easier to test at home when I’m traveling abroad.

Criminal Activity or Violence Emergency Procedure

1. Attempt to remove oneself from any danger.

2. Notify available staff or faculty members or Police by calling 112 (France emergency number) and try to call from a safe location if possible.

3. If possible, provide the police with the following information:

a. Location of crime.

b. Nature of crime and specifics (number of people involved, any weapons, etc.).

c. Any injuries.

d. Description of suspect(s) (height, weight, sex, race, clothing, hair color, etc.).

e. Direction of travel of suspects.

f. Description of any vehicles involved in the crime.

4. DO NOT pursue or attempt to detain suspects.

Remember, in all emergency situations one’s safety and the safety of others is of primary importance.

Remove oneself and others from immediate danger and let trained professionals respond to the situation.

Safety Tips

Make a copy of your identity page in your passport.

Register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel updates from the US Department of State. All students are required to register for STEP.

When doing any personal travel, send a friend or family member the following information: what city you will be traveling to, the dates, who you are traveling with, and where you will be staying.


Cornell provides urgent/emergency insurance to all participants as part of the program.

However, all students are responsible for providing their own health and dental insurance for routine medical and dental care. Contact your health insurance provider to make sure your coverage includes international travel.

If you need to need to purchase health insurance, GeoBlue and CISI are two companies that specialize in international student coverage.

Consider a travel insurance plan to protect against theft or lost items, trip delays, sports, and other activities. Some student travel policies combine health and travel coverage at an affordable rate.

Useful Resources


Our guide to staying safe in Paris with Sorbonne-specific info


Paris Metro Guide

Airport Transportation

How to navigate Paris—Here are 7 Apps to help you.

Paris Taxis

Helpful Apps:

16 Free Apps to Download to Make Your Trip in Paris Easier


Paris Insider’s Guide

Paris Events July 2023 – Things to Do – Paris Discovery Guide

Get Your Guide – ParisParis

What to Do in July

Hosted by Paris Locals – Top Things To Do In Paris

Restaurant Guide

L’As du Falafel

32-34, rue des Rosier, 4th arrondissement

Open Sunday-Friday 11 am – 11:30 pm

Eric Keyser (Bakery)

14, rue Monge, 5th arr. + Other locations

Closed Mondays; open 7:30 am-8pm

Arnaud Delmontel (Bakery)

39, rue des Martys, 9th + other locations

Closed Tuesdays

Frenchie to Go

9, rue du Nil, 2nd arrondissement

Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 9:30am -5:30 pm

01 40 26 23 43

Sit-down lunch during the week, around the Panthéon

In addition to the restaurants on rue Soufflot and right around the center:

La Petite Périgourdine

39, rue des Ecoles

 €16 formule: appetizer + main dish or main dish + dessert a glass of wine or water included

Le Pré Verre

8, rue Thénard

€16.50 formule: starter, main dish, wine, coffee (Tue-Sat)

Louis Vins

9, rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève

€17.50 formule: appetizer + main dish or main dish + dessert

€20: 3 courses

€15: daily special

Le Balzar

49, rue des Ecoles

€27.90 formule: appetizer + main dish or main dish + dessert


La Belle Ronde

19, rue Daguerre, 14th arrondissement

01 43 29 29 79

Open Mon-Sat : noon-11 pm ; closed on Sundays

Le Pot au lait

41 rue Censier, 5th arrondissement

09 83 26 76 80

Open every day from 11am-2:30 pm and 7 pm-10:30pm

L’Atelier Artisan Crêpier

10, rue Mabillon, 6th arrondissement

01 43 26 30 05

4 other locations (La Defense, 9th and 8th—Champs-Elysées, 13th)

Breizh Café

109 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd arrondissement

Or 1, rue de l’Odéon, 6th arrondissement

O1 42 49 34 73

Mo-Sun open from 11:30 or 10 am (weekend) until 11/10 pm.

Dinner in Paris

Bistros, Bouillons, and Brasseries

Les Arlots

136, Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 10th arrondissement

Open Tue-Sat

01 42 82 92 01

Bouillon Chartier

7, rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 9th

Open 7/7, no reservations

01 47 70 86 29

Bouillon Pigalle

22, boulevard de Clichy, 9th arrondissement

Open 7/7

01 42 59 69 31

Le Vagenende

142 boulevard Saint-Germain, 6th arrondissement

01 43 26 68 18

Open 7/ noon-11:30 pm

Le Colimaçon,

44 Rue Vieille du Temple, 4th arr.

01 48 87 12 01

Open 7/7 7-11pm

Le Quincampe

78, rue Quincampe, 3rd arr.

01 40 27 01 45

Open Mon-Sat lunch & dinner

Fine Dining

Racine des Prés

1 bis, rue Gribeauval, 7th arrondissement

L’Ami Jean

Closed Sundays, Mondays

27, rue Malar, 7th arrondissement

« Business Lunch » €35,

Le Comptoir Canailles

Closed Sundays, Mondays

47, rue Rodier, 9th arrondissement

Lunch (Tue-Fri): Formules €14, €18, €24

Dinner: Menu €35

Frenchie Restaurant


5-6, rue du Nil, 2nd arrondissement

Dinner : tasting menu €78

Frenchie Wine Bar

Open 7/7 without reservations; the wait can be long unless you arrive at 7 pm

5-6, rue du Nil, 2nd arrondissement

Le Lazare

Parvis de la Gare Saint Lazare

Gare Saint Lazare, 8th arrondissement

Daily specials €19, Sunday “Grandmother’s Lunch”: €39

01 44 90 80 80


92, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 9th arrondissement

Open Tue-Sat, 12:30-2 pm and 7:30-10 pm

01 83 97 00 00


Maison Pradier

1, place du Trocadéro, 16th

01 46 45 26 26

Le Pain Quotidien

Several locations

Café Marlette

51, rue des Martyrs, 9th arr.

and other locations

Open every day for brunch and lunch

Other ideas for brunch:

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 6/14/2024

  • Is a passport required to study abroad? What about a student visa?

A passport is required and a student visa is required for stays over 90 days. In order to do so, the student must have a valid passport that will expire at least six months after the conclusion of the program.          

  • Do students need to get immunizations before departure?

No, France does not require any specific immunizations, nor are they necessary for travel in France. For certain countries, boosters may be required to be considered fully vaccinated. In such instances, travelers may require additional documentation for entry.

  • Where will students’ study?

We have reserved a few shared large rooms where students will be able to study during the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We will provide those details closer to arrival.

  • Where will students live?

Graduate students are responsible for securing their own housing and thus may live in different areas in and around Paris.
Prelaw students will reside in Cite Université housing, unless other arrangements have been pre-approved by the Office of Global Learning.

  • Will course credits transfer?

Speak with your study abroad advisor about your university’s requirements and policy; most schools will transfer study abroad credit as a letter grade while others may transfer credits as Pass/Fail (S/U). Each institution is different but generally, they will ask to have your courses pre-approved by submitting course syllabi and descriptions. The courses offered in our program are Accredited by the American Bar Association.

  • How can I receive a copy of my transcript?

When the 2023 Summer Institute programs ends and the grades are submitted, participants will receive an email notification from the Law Registrar’s office. At that time, students will be able to:

View grades at the Student Center site: You will need your NETID and password to login.  If any grades are missing, email the Law School Registrar at

Obtaining an Unofficial Transcript:

For information on how to request unofficial transcripts from the Law School Registrar’s Office, please use the link at the Forms and Requests section, Unofficial Transcripts:

Obtaining an Official Transcript:

The Office of the University Registrar provides official transcripts bearing the Cornell University seal and the signature of the University Registrar. The University maintains a single transcript for all students reflecting all courses taken at Cornell, including summer, extramural, undergraduate and graduate courses. For information on ordering official transcripts, please refer to the University Registrar’s Office website at At this site, students will be able request that an official transcript be sent to themselves and or their home institution.

  • How do I reset my NETID Password?

This site will guide you in resetting your NETID and password:

Here is contact information for CIT (Cornell Information Technologies) in the event you face any difficulty:

  • When will I receive the Certificate of Participation?

All students who successfully complete the courses will receive a Certificate of Participation that is downloadable after final grades are processed by the registrar.

  • What will happen if there is a problem during the program? Is there a support network?

A 24/7 emergency contact is available. Please refer to the program contact list. Students are encouraged to speak with a staff member if there are concerns during their time abroad. An appropriate action plan will be developed and implemented in order to alleviate any issues. Our staff is there to support you during your stay, but you also have a contact in our US campus should you need it.

  • Will my current health insurance policy work abroad?

All students are required to have a valid health insurance policy for the duration of the term abroad. This could be through personal, parent’s policy or the home institution. Contact your insurance provider. It is important to determine the exact coverage provided, the countries included, the out-of-pocket expenses you will incur, as well as reimbursement periods, prior to traveling.

  • Will I be able to use my debit and credit cards while abroad?

Each financial institution is different. We recommend that your contact the financial institution, prior to departing, to make them aware of your travel plans, in addition to letting them know which cards you plan to use while you are traveling. This will avoid card usage being suspended or cancelled due to suspected fraudulent usage. 

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