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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: c.reille@isit-paris.fr

First-year admissions

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

First-year applicants have to fill out their application on the Parcoursup 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 Parcoursup 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 (for 2nd-/3rd-/4th-/5th– year admissions)

Application forms online at www.isitinternational.com: November 2019

Session Application deadline
applicants through admission exams
Application deadline
applicants through cooperation agreements*
Admission exams/
Pre-admission exams 
(Conference Interpreting)**
Winter (online) 30th January 2021 21th February 2021 6th February 2021
Spring 1 14th March 2021 4th April 2021 20th March 2021
Spring  2 16th May 2021 6th June 2021 22th May 2021
Summer 1 27th June 2021 11th July 2021 2nd July 2021 
Summer 2 19th August 2021 29th August 2021 25st August 2021
Summer 3 (online) 29th August 2021  5th September 2021  2nd September 2021 

*only for applicants from establishments that signed cooperation agreements with ISIT.
** This year, the pre-admission exams will take place only in Spring 1, Spring 2 and Summer 2 sessions. 

Entrance fees: €180 by online payment.

Download the 2019 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 second and 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 and in fifth 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


  • 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 2017 and 2018 exams:

  2017 2018
German to A language   ico-pdf
English to A language ico-pdf ico-pdf
Arabic to A language   ico-pdf
Spanish to A language   ico-pdf
French to A language   ico-pdf
Italian to A language ico-pdf ico-pdf


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