Teaching method

nota2mc  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Students on this programme must do a notarial work placement  with a public notary who can act as their placement supervisor who either is on the list of public notaries approved by the Committee for the Master in Public Notary Law, or, having been chosen by a student, is approved by the Committee.  

The objectives of the placement are to :

  • complete and deepen training at Master level ;
  • form a connection between teaching and practice, particularly through the examination of different kinds of cases and actions covered in class ;
  • maintain the links between the different subjects taught ;
  • enable students to carry out research required by the lecturers ;
  • help the dissertation ;
  • enable students to appreciate the human situations which notaries have to deal with in their daily activities.

The placement is therefore a learning activity which draws on the syllabus in such a way thatclasses, work and placement are all closely linked.

Conversely, the courses for the Master in Public Notary Law are shaped to take account of the individual work that students must do during their placement, both in understanding how legal rules are applied in practice and to bring together practical experience which sheds light on the theory.

The placement takes place at the beginning of the academic year and ends with the Easter holidays. It lasts for 75 working days, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a break for the Easter holidays and official holidays.

Students on the Master programme may be exempted from the placement if they can demonstrate previous or current activities or professional duties which are sufficiently close to the areas which feature in the programme for the Master in Public Notary Law.

Students who are exempted from the placement are nevertheless required to find elements in their professional duties which enable them, on one hand, to make the links between each of the courses and the practice of law and, on the other hand, to produce a dissertation drawing on their relevant professional activity or experience.