Master – Public law

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Public service talent preparation
Course: Public business law
Course: Law of public action and freedoms

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial training, Continuing training, Work-study training

Training summary

This Master aims to train jurists specializing in public law. The objective is thus to train lawyers capable of understanding and mastering the action of public authorities, whether for the decision-making process, the implementation of public policies or the management of litigation.

Master 1 has two courses: Public Law (known as “classic”) and Public Service Talents Preparation.

The Master 2 has two courses: Public Business Law and Law of Public Action and Liberties. These two courses are open to initial training and continuing training (alternation).

Training aims

The Master of Public Law aims to train jurists capable of exercising not only executive functions, but also advisory, management, management or research functions, whether in one of the public functions. , in a law firm or in a company working with a public authority (Local Public Company - SPL, Mixed Economy Company - SEM, Building and Public Works companies - BTP, etc.)

This objective implies, in addition to a high level of knowledge in public law, mastering the social, political and economic environment of public authorities.

Advantages of the training

The Master of Public Law in Reunion Island aims to offer the best of French University while fully assuming its geographical roots.

Through its lessons developed in consultation with the socio-economic actors of the island, by its teaching team made up of academics and professionals, the training aims to make students immediately operational for entry into the world professional.

The Public Service Talents Prep course is intended for students preparing for administrative competitions giving access to management positions in the public service. Students, meeting the resource conditions, benefit from financial support through a dedicated scholarship of 4 euros in order to be able to devote themselves entirely to this demanding preparation. 

Targeted skills

  • Master the fundamentals of public law

  • Choose the contract most suited to carrying out a public project

  • Carry out complex contractual arrangements

  • Enter into and execute public procurement contracts

  • Acquire the land necessary for a public utility operation

  • Manage and enhance public properties

  • Carry out development operations

  • Using taxation to serve public action

  • Benefit from financing funds from the European Union (EU)

  • Use the contentious administrative procedure

  • Understanding criminal risk in public action

  • Optimize the management of public services

  • Know the legal environment of SEMs and SPLs

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

Master 1 in public law - so-called "classic" course: public economic law, substantive law of the European Union, town planning law, competition law, litigation of freedoms, administrative liability law, public health law , legal system reports, English, PIX, methodology, public contract law, environmental law, local authority law, local finances, public service law, comparative legal systems, legal ethics.

Master 1 in public law - Public Service Talents Prep course: summary note, oral simulation, training for written tests, current conferences on public services, public finances, European issues, social issues, public policies, English, law administrative responsibility, local authority law, public contract law, public service law, local finances, human resources management, major contemporary political and social issues, economic culture.


Master 2 in public law - Public business law & Public action law and freedoms course (initial training, continuing training - work-study)

Common core: environmental democracy, local public and parapublic sector, criminal law of public actors, planning law, law of overseas communities, English, IT tools and management of personal data, professional profile, sharing of professional and elements of economic, political and social context.

Public business law course: award of public contracts and public service delegations, execution of public contracts and public service delegations, special public procurement contracts, acquisition and transfer of public property, management of public property, law and management local public services, taxation of public activities, financing of public projects, financial management of local authorities, presentation and resolution of practical cases, writing of briefs & pleadings, methodology and practice of the summary note, interview with the jury on questions transversal public law.

Course Law of public action and freedoms: non-contentious administrative procedure, obligations of public decision-makers, management of maritime spaces, regimes for the protection of natural terrestrial spaces, natural risks law, public actors and major legal and political systems in the Indian Ocean area.


Master 1: internship of at least one month

Master 2: minimum three-month internship with professional dissertation or minimum two-month internship with research dissertation or work-study program with professional dissertation.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate +3 or equivalent

Specificities of the Master 1 Public Law – Public Service Talents Preparation: baccalaureate +3 or equivalent and selection, subject to conditions of resources and merit, on the basis of a file and an interview taking into account the candidate's background, their skills, motivation and potential.

Continuing Studies

  • Doctorate

  • Complementary Master 2

  • Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer (pre-CAPA)

Career opportunities

  • Public law lawyer

  • Lawyer in state administrations

  • Lawyer in local authorities and public intermunicipal cooperation establishments

  • Lawyer within a company working with a public community

  • Lawyer in a mixed economy company, local public company, a public interest group

  • Lawyer in the associative sector

  • Territorial Attaché

  • State Administration Attaché

  • Public finance inspector

  • Customs and excise inspector

  • Inspector of competition, consumption and fraud repression

  • Category A+ competition: National Institute of Public Service (INSP), National Institute of Territorial Studies (INET), National Higher School of Social Security (EN3S) in particular.

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