Summer in Lyon 

The Program

The LSU Summer in Lyon Program offers a unique opportunity to broaden the scope of your legal studies and engage with international and U.S. faculty and judges, in a relaxed setting at the heart of Europe. The Program is sponsored by the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in cooperation with Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.

The Summer in Lyon Program is part of a broader relationship between the LSU Law Center and the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, which was first formalized in 2003. In addition to the Summer Program, the agreement provides for faculty and student exchanges between the two schools. With regard to the summer program, the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 provides classrooms, secretarial and other administrative services, administrative offices, assistance in securing student residences, and other student services. Additionally, a Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 professor teaches in the program.

The program is hosted in the central university building located at 15, Quai Claude Bernard, on the Rhone River banks, within walking distance to many downtown locations. The building is accessible to disabled students and faculty. France and the City of Lyon have a policy of making public buildings and public transportation accessible to disabled persons.

Fourviere from Bellecour

The program is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, allowing students to earn up to six credits in a comparative law curriculum taught by experts from the LSU Law Center and around the world.

It is open to U.S. students that have completed one year of law school, as well as students from foreign law schools with comparable credentials.

For more details about the program including tuition and important dates, make full use of this website. If you have any questions, please contact the program at




Located at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is a historic city, with Roman ruins, Medieval churches, Renaissance architecture, and modern skyscrapers. It’s also a vibrant urban landscape with a very diverse population, an active art and social scene, and world renowned dining. The city has excellent public transportation, and is connected to all of Europe by the French rail system and a modern airport.

Lyon is France’s second largest city, but it will easy become familiar and home for students participating in the Program. More than anything, Lyon is very much a university town, with more than 100,000 students. It’s also an ideal base for traveling and exploring all of Europe because of its central location.

For an overview of the city, watch these amazing videos, here and there.

Program Director: Professor Robert E. Lancaster

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