International Law programme

To earn a lawyer-linguist degree, students must follow a twofold curriculum consisting of a four-year language programme at ISIT and a law degree at the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet in Sceaux. Applicants must first pass the ISIT entrance examinations. If they do, their contact information is then provided to the law school to complete the registration process.


The programme is also open to FACO students, under an agreement between ISIT and FACO (Faculté libre de Droit d’Economie et de Gestion).

Entry requirements

Applicants must either be in the final year of secondary school or have a French baccalaureate diploma.

Candidates should not attempt to apply to ISIT using the Admission Post Bac web portal (APB).

However, those wishing to apply to the Lawyer-Linguist programme should use APB to simultaneously apply to the Faculté de Droit, listing the Université Paris XI Jean Monnet as their first choice. If they pass the entrance examinations for ISIT, their application to the Faculté de Droit will be accepted.


  • Registration opens in December 2012
  • Registration closes on 2 May 2013
  • Testing
    Two test centres in Paris and Toulouse
    Paris : ISIT, 21 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
    Toulouse : Lycée Saliège, 3 rue Bernanos, 31330 Balma, Toulouse
    Please note : Non-residents may sit the examinations outside of France in their secondary school, or in a consulate or embassy. Please contact ISIT directly for details.
    Test dates :
    Fall semester : 8 June 2013
    Spring semester : 30 August 2013
    Only one session per year.
    Test results are available 15 days after the test dates (by mail and public notice)

Entrance examinations

The examinations test knowledge acquired at the end of secondary school.
Applicants are assessed on their written expression, analytical ability, general knowledge and their proficiency in other languages.

  • French : 2 hrs
  • English : 2 hrs
  • Other languages : 2 hrs
  • Review of academic record

The jury will consider :

  • Results obtained in the examination (any result below 8/20, regardless of any other grades, will result in a fail)
  • The complete academic record (applicants are asked to provide transcripts along with all required documents)
  • The jury may call the applicant for a supplementary oral interview.
  • Applicants must have all necessary diplomas to enter a Master’s degree programme.

Getting prepared

To prepare for exams, applicants should use the works listed in the following bibliographies, and should also consult the various tests from previous years.
Preparation materials [LINK]

How to apply

Application forms must be returned to the following address :

ISIT - 21 rue d’Assas – 75270 Paris Cedex 06 - France

Registration fees are €160 (€175 if payment is made from a bank account outside France but within the euro area, and €270 outside the euro area or from an Overseas Territory). They are not refundable.

Download the 2013 application form (in French)

Instructors’ score sheet

Instructors’ score sheet – Students from approved preparation centres

For more information, contact : – Tel. : + 33 (0)1 42 22 33 16