Lawyer Linguist Admissions

Admission requirements

Master 2 or 3 languages

  • All students must be fluent in French and English.
  • You may choose a third language from among Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian.

Be enrolled on a law degree program or have completed the equivalent of the first year of a Master of Laws

ISIT has a partnership with the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud and the Université Paris 2 Panthéon – Assas.

If you would like to enroll on another law degree program, contact  Christel Reille:

First-year admissions

You must currently be in your final year of high school or have earned the equivalent of a high school degree.

Because of the large number of candidates who come to ISIT from around the world, first-year applicants do not fill out their application on the same Admission Post-Bac website created for French students.

If you do not hold a law degree, you can still enroll on ISIT’s Lawyer-Linguist program, provided that you also enroll in the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud through the APB website, with Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud as your first choice. Students accepted to ISIT are automatically accepted at the Faculté de Droit Jean Monnet – Université Paris Sud through an agreement between the two schools.

To enter as a 2nd-, 3rd-, 4th or 5th-year student

  • 2nd-year entry: have completed your first year of university studies (L1) in law
  • 3rd-year entry: have completed your second year of university studies (L2) in law
  • 4th-year entry: have completed your third year of university studies (L3) in law
  • 5th-year entry: have completed your forth year of university studies (M1) in law

For more information about degree equivalency, contact Christel Reille.

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Entrance exam sessions

Application forms online at November 2017

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams/
Pre-admission exams
(Conference Interpreting)
Winter 15th January 2018 1st February 2018 27th January 2018
Spring 1 12th March 2018 30th March 2018 24th March 2018
Spring  2 15th May 2018 7th June 2018 26th May 2018
Summer 1   12th July 2018  
Summer 2 16th August 2018 23rd August 2018 22nd August 2018

*only for applicants from institutions that signed cooperation agreements with ISIT.

Entrance fees: €180 by online payment.

Download the 2018 Admissions information brochure

Entrance exam

Candidates for our Lawyer-Linguist dual degree program are evaluated based on their mastery of written expression in multiple working languages, their analytical skills and general knowledge.

Admission in first/second/third year

Admissions are based on the completion of topic-based exercises in each of the candidate’s working languages. Exercises will contain different types of support documents (texts, photos, images, drawings, figures, graphs etc) as well as the viewing of a short video in English (or French if the candidate’s mother tongue is English):

  • Exercise 1 – 2 hours: Summary writing in English based on a given topic and support documents (or in French if the candidate’s mother tongue is English) + 3 questions to to be answered in the candidate’s other working language.
  • Exercise 2 – 2 hours: Translation from the candidate’s two working languages into their mother tongue.
  • Lunch break – 2 hours: Activities proposed by ISIT’s student associations.
  • Exercise 3 – 2 hours: Writing exercise in the candidate’s mother tongue in which the candidate expresses a personal opinion, based on one of the topics previously covered.

 Example: I am a candidate for admission to ISIT and my language combination is English (mother tongue) plus French and Spanish as working languages.
The first exercise will involve analyzing support documents in French and Spanish based on specific topics. Then, respectively, I will be required to write a summary in French and answer three questions in Spanish. Exercise 2 will then involve translating texts from French and Spanish into my mother tongue, English.
Finally, after the lunch break, I will be required to write a text in my mother tongue (English) expressing a personal viewpoint based on one of the topics presented in the previous exercises.

Admission in fourth year

  • Writing exercise: Translations from the candidate’s two working languages into their mother tongue on an legal intercultural topic.
  • Oral exercise: a personal, multilingual interview with a jury

Admission in fifth year

  • Admission is based solely on the application file (without the applicants having to sit ISIT’s entrance exams).
    Specific application file to complete and a personal interview.


  • Acceptance into ISIT depends on completion of a high school or baccalaureate degree for students in their final year, and completion of other degrees for parallel admissions.   

Prepare for entrance exams

Here are example exams created to help candidates prepare for the 2016 new exams (for entrance in 1st, 2nd, 3rd years) (one common subject for all 3 years):

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