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Professor Robert Field Leads Student Excursion to Rennes, France

Professor Robert Field and students in exchange program at Universite de Rennes 2017 Professor Field and students with Mont Saint Michel in the background

March 24, 2017

Eight students learned about European law during a visit to Rennes, France led by Professor Robert Field March 20-24.

The trip, timed with the law school’s spring break, allowed the students to meet French law students and attend lectures led by faculty members at Université de Rennes 1, a university with 60,000 students in northwest France.

Kline students Abraam Guirguis, Anna Brousell, Dave Burpoe, Elaine Lam, Rebecca Kistler, Rob Lerner, Kate Maggi and Shelly Chauncey took part in the trip, which included visits to the eighth century commune and monastery, Mont Saint Michel, and the D-Day beaches and Colleville Cemetery in Normandy.

Field, the director of the JD-Master of Public Health program and an expert on law and public health, has lectured at Université de Rennes in the past.

The students sat in on presentations on campus, including:

  • A lecture on English law of property and the law of trusts by Professor Stathis Banakas, a scholar who focuses on private and comparative law.
  • A lecture on the French judicial system by Professor Anne Donnier, a senior lecturer in private and criminal law.
  • A lecture on English contract law and comparative European law by Professor Isabelle Rueda, a senior lecturer in law.

Several French law students who will study at the Kline School of Law later this year joined the delegation for part of the visit.