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  1. Conseil Constitutionnel
    1. General Part
      1. Powers of territorial units
      2. State institutions
      3. International treaties
      4. Human rights issues
      5. Abortion
      6. Election issues
      7. Language issues
  2. Conseil d'Etat
    1. General Part
      1. Jurisdiction of Administrative Courts
      2. Administrative powers and judicial control; ultra vires
      3. State liability
        1. Negligence
        2. Strict liability
        3. Liability for hospitals
      4. Principles and norms to which public services and authorities are subjected
        1. General
        2. International law
        3. Community law
        4. European Convention on Human Rights
      5. Withdrawal of administrative decisions
      6. Emergency references
      7. Services rendered by the state
    2. Special Part
      1. Immigration Law
      2. Extradition
      3. Competition Law
      4. Tax Law
  3. Cour de Cassation
    1. Contract Law
      1. Formation: Offer and acceptance
      2. Formation: Object
      3. Formation: Cause
      4. Formation: Consent
      5. Content, rights and duties
      6. Effect towards third parties
      7. Termination
      8. Nullity
      9. Remedies
      10. Damages
        1. Certainty
        2. Loss of a chance
        3. Extent of compensation
        4. Astreinte
    2. Tort Law
      1. Concurrence of contractual and delictual actions
      2. Liability of own (faulty) conduct
        1. Fault: Qualification by the Cour de Cassation
        2. Fault and acceptance of risks
        3. Abuse of rights
        4. Minors: Capacity to discern the consequences of own acts
        5. Contributory fault
        6. Prior criminal decision; effect on civil action
        7. Acts and omissions
      3. Causation
      4. Damage
        1. Certainty
        2. Legal recognised damage
        3. Loss of a chance
        4. Ricochet damage from injury of primary victim
        5. Ricochet damage from death of primary victim
        6. Date for evaluation
        7. Extent of compensation
      5. Moral (non-pecuniary) damage
      6. The protection of private life
      7. Medical liability
      8. Producer's liability
      9. Responsibility for the conduct of others
        1. Children: Responsibility of father and mother
        2. Employers and employees
        3. Bodies with control
      10. Responsibility for things
        1. Ordinary things
          1. Concept of control over things
          2. Causation
          3. Acceptance of risks
          4. Contributory negligence
        2. Animals
        3. Minors: Capacity to discern the consequences of own acts
        4. Insane people
        5. Ruinous Buildings
      11. Traffic accidents
  4. Commercial Law
    1. Company law
      1. The basic elements of a company
      2. Auditors
      3. Minority shareholders
      4. Number of shareholders
      5. Personal liability of management
      6. The right to sue
    2. Commercial contracts
      1. Domestic and international contracts and public policy
      2. Certainty of the price in commercial contracts
      3. Conditions precedent
      4. Dealership agreements
      5. Warranties and exclusion clauses
      6. Termination
      7. Sham Contracts
      8. Know-how license agreements
    3. Financial law
      1. Assignment of future receivables
      2. Commercial sureties
        1. Form
        2. Information
        3. Banking practice żżż value dates for debits and credits
        4. The legal nature of a commercial loan
        5. Comfort letters
        6. Security for debt
    4. The concept of business ("commerce")
      1. Business transactions ("actes de commerce")
      2. What is a trader (“commerçant”)?
      3. What is a business ("fonds de commerce")?
      4. Custom
      5. The State and business
    5. General
    6. The Law of Carriage
      1. Nature of Carrier's Contractual Obligations