Public service law


Public service law is a branch of administrative law dedicated to the study of the professional relation between the various administrations (State, local authorities, hospitals, and medico-social establishments) and their staff. It expresses the specific nature of this relationship through the pursuit of compromise between the Administration, which pursues an objective of general interest, and its employees, who therefore have a derogatory status. Case law, which is frequently used in disputes concerning public employees, is often called upon to produce innovative solutions in this regard, solutions based on the search for a compromise between those interests, which may be different, if not contradictory. This class, therefore, aims to show what the rules and regulations specific to public employees are, whether with regard to their statutory situation, their recruitment, their career, and finally, their rights and obligations.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Having a good knowledge of the French administrative system and keeping up to date with current affairs relating to the workings of administrations in France and Europe is recommended.

Form of assessment

The number of ECTS credits and the assessment methods are likely to be different for students in credit exchange programmes.


Educational formula

The lecture includes discussions.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching

Open to exchange students



Educational manager :
Gaudin Anne [+]