Paris Law Faculty
The Paris Law Faculty (Faculté de droit de Paris) was one of the four faculties of the old University of Paris.
After the creation of chairs in civil law in the 9th century, the Paris Law Faculty was called the Faculté de décret or Consultissima decretorum. With the Edict of Saint-Germain of April 1679, reestablishing the teaching of Roman law in Paris (forbidden since the decretal Super Specula of Honorius III), the faculty was known as the faculty of civil and canon law. It and the other faculties were closed on 15 September 1793 during the French Revolution.
The École de droit de Paris, which had been established in 1802, became the New Paris Law Faculty by the decree of 17 March 1808 on the organisation of the Université impériale de France.
In 1896, it and the four other Parisian faculties were grouped together to form the new University of Paris. Following the loi Edgar Faure, this was split up in 1970 between Paris-I, Pantheon-Assas University, Paris-IX, Paris-X, Paris-XII and Paris-XIII.
- Decree of 8 October 1970