German-French master's degree in law Cologne / Paris 1 - Deutsch-Französischer Magisterstudiengang Rechtswissenschaften Köln / Paris 1
The German-French master's degree in law Cologne / Paris 1 (short: DFM ) is a German - French study program in law at the Universities of Cologne and Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) that has existed since 1990 . Since the winter semester 2009/2010 it has consisted of a bachelor's and master's degree and is taught by the university professors Barbara Dauner-Lieb , Martin Henssler and Thomas von Danwitz in Cologne and David Capitant inParis looks after.
In 1990, the Cologne university professor Ulrich Hübner and his French colleague Michel Fromont founded a joint study program for the subject of law, which, after four years of study, leads to the acquisition of two degrees: the French Maîtrise en droit (mention droits français et allemand) from the University of Paris 1 and the  Magister Legum (Cologne / Paris 1) (abbreviated: LL.M. (Cologne / Paris 1) ), specially created for the course , awarded by the University of Cologne. The course is started by a group of almost 60 students, equally German and French, at the University of Cologne and continued after two years in Paris. Accordingly, the 43 first-year graduates completed their studies in the 1994 summer semester. 
In the following years the number of participants and the course of the course were largely retained. After Ulrich Hübner died on August 3, 2008, shortly after his retirement at the age of 65, Professors Barbara Dauner-Lieb, Thomas von Danwitz and Claus Kress , whose office was shortly afterwards passed on to Martin Henssler, took over the management of the program ; at the University of Paris 1, this is now with David Capitant.
In 2009, as part of the Bologna Process , the program was redesigned into a four-year bachelor's degree, which can optionally be followed by a one-year master's degree in Cologne or Paris; the basic structural features of the program were retained.
On March 13, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the course was celebrated with a ceremony in Cologne under the patronage of the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers and the French Minister for Higher Education and Research Valérie Pécresse . 
Structure of the program
Since the winter semester 2008/2009, the program has consisted of three phases:
- a two-year course at the University of Cologne,
- a two-year course at the University of Paris 1 and
- optionally a one-year master’s degree at one of the two universities.
After four years, the Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (Cologne / Paris 1) and the French Maîtrise awarded. The fifth year enables the acquisition of the Master of Laws, LL.M. (Cologne / Paris 1) . Completion of the program also leads to passing the intermediate examination of the law course of the University of Cologne and the French License en droit ; In Cologne, the course can also be credited as a focus area for the state law examination .
The 60-year participants in the program who come in equal parts from Germany and France, before the start of the program (in the winter semester of each year) from the University of the homeland by a language test on your own on the German side about a hundred a year applicants  selected and complete the entire course together. While they mostly attend lectures in Cologne, which are also provided for in the basic studies of the law course, a special study program is being completed at the University of Paris 1, which also includes French- Spanish , French- Italian , French- British and French- American studentsParticipate in university courses. Accordingly, the students in Paris are looked after as part of the other binational courses, while in Cologne they are handled by an office specifically responsible for the course.
Of the meanwhile almost 800 graduates of the program, after completing their studies, 42% work in law firms, 28% in companies and 11% in a ministry or in administration. 6% each later work for a research institution or international organization . 
Since 1992, the German Association of Jurists of German and French Law e. V. (JDFR) and the French Association des Juristes Paris - Cologne (JPC)  two alumni associations which, among other things, publish a yearbook together with previous graduates.
- Official website of the program at the University of Cologne
- Official website of the program at the University of Paris 1
- Official website of the M2 / LL.M. program at Paris 1 University
- Internet presence of the lawyer of German and French law e. V. (JDFR) - Alumni Association
- Website of the Association des Juristes Paris - Cologne (JPC) - alumni association
- Philipp Sümmermann: German-French dual courses: Legal training in two legal systems , Legal Tribune Online, April 11, 2012
- The laboratory of the Franco-German College ( Memento des Originals vom 16. Januar 2014 im Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Le Monde , March 25, 1993.
- Yearbook of the German-French Master’s Degree in Law Cologne / Paris I, 13th edition 2008/2009, p. XV.
- Numbers of graduates published on the German website of the program ( Memento of the original from September 21, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. .
- Invitation to the 20th anniversary (PDF; 8.7 MB).
- On the number of applicants from 1995, cf. Paragraphs scrambling between Rhine and Seine ( Memento of the original from January 16, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , General-Anzeiger Bonn , October 21, 1995.
- Official site of the association of Jurists of Paris 1 and Cologne .