Wine & Law in the EU – Summer School
MASTER 2 Droit vitivinicole et des spiritueux
Food Law (M1 course)

Application procedure

The application form is downloadable here and should be sent via e-mail to Mrs Stéphanie Ouhibi (

The completed application form should be received no later than April 12, 2013 (early-bird registration fee). A second session, upon availability, will be organized and applications should reach the Wine & Law Program by June 1st (full registration fee).
We will notify you about outcome of your application by email by April 15, 2013 (or June 3, for late applicants) . For successful applicants, payment of tuition fees should reach the appropriate address no later than May 27, 2013, for early bird registration or June 10, 2013 for late registration. Only fee payment complying with the instructions mentioned below will be considered valid

Courses and teaching methods

All courses are full time and consist of a total of 40 contact hours over the two-week period; this includes 30 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminar classes. An average of about 25 hours is required for the reading list.
Lectures and seminar classes are attended by all participants as a single group. In seminar classes, case studies or seminar papers are discussed in detail.
A typical day consists of lectures from 8:30am-12:30pm and class groups from 1:30-4pm, except Saturday, where teaching takes place only in the morning.
A few weeks before the beginning of the program, a reading list will be posted on our webpage. We strongly recommend you have the reading list for the course ready before the beginning of the program. A course pack of theoretical readings and case studies will be given to students at the beginning of their course.

Special events

During the two-week program, special events, including visits to champagne-related sites, wine tasting, the graduation dinner and the Annual Global Wine Law Lecture, will be organized.


The courses are assessed on a three-hour written examination. Final examinations are held on or before the last day of the program.

Diploma and Certificate of Attendance

On completion of the summer course and for successful students, a University Diploma will be awarded, stating the course of study and overall grade achieved. For all other participants, including those that do not wish to take the final examination, a Certificate of Attendance stating the course of study will be awarded.


Accommodation facilities in the city of Reims may be provided upon request (see application form). All participants are welcome to apply for complimentary accommodation but the Wine and Law Program cannot guarantee free accommodation for everyone. Priority will be given to students and participants from overseas. For all other participants, accommodation on special rates will be proposed


Fees are payable once the formal offer has been made.
For the 2012 session, the payable fees are € 2000 for a full registration or 1700  €  for an early-bird registation (see above). For full-time students under 30, the fees are 1300 € (full registration) or 1000 € for an early bird registration.

Fees include tuition, reading material, examination fees, participation to all events (including receptions and graduation dinners).

Together with acceptance to the Program, you will receive instructions on the payment procedure.

Refund policy

If you wish to withdraw from the programme the following refund policy will apply.
You should notify the Wine & Law Program by E-mail at least 48 hours before the beginning of the Program. An official letter of withdrawal should arrive at the premises of the Program 5 days after the beginning of the Program at the latest. Notification of withdrawal received on a Saturday, Sunday or a statutory holiday will be deemed to have been received the next working day. In case of withdrawal with respect to these conditions, a 75 % refund of fees will apply.
In case of notification of withdrawal beyond these deadlines, unfortunately no refund will be possible. We regret that we are unable to refund flights and accommodation.
All refunds will be processed after the completion of the Summer School Session. All refunds will be made in euros. The University of Reims cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank or other charges incurred.
The Wine & Law Program is unable to refund all or part of the tuition fee in case of withdrawal due to illness during the programme. Students are advised to take out appropriate insurance to cover this eventuality.