Training and Courses

The Mirror Chair will promote cross-teaching for the academic years 2021-2024. It will allow its holders to teach on Canadian and French soil as part of undergraduate courses, but also graduate courses, seminars and information workshops.

Learn about international student mobility:
Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Faculty of Law):
University of Ottawa (civil law section):

*** Due to the exceptional circumstances linked to the global pandemic, the training provided by professors Mariève Lacroix and Olivier Gout have been canceled. ***

Graduate education

A gradual resumption of activities and training, on Canadian and French soil, will be considered for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We will be privileged to teach courses in comparative private law at the graduate levels at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa and Lyon 3 University, in the fall and winter terms.
In addition, we will be enthusiastic to supervise doctoral students as part of a co-supervision program aimed at obtaining a double degree.

Mentoring for graduate students


The Mirror Chair will reserve a key place for graduate students and emerging researchers. Rigorously selected on the basis of their interest and the excellence of their academic record, they will have the opportunity to join the Mirror Chair. One student will be selected from each of the partner universities.

In general, we will promote an increased development of research skills and abilities, but also a critical and analytical sense in the context of assistantships and research internships in private and comparative law. Students will be able to collaborate diligently with professors and integrate a community of researchers who have a significant impact in the academic environment and in practice.
In addition, holders will promote privileged access to higher studies at the master's level (master's in France) and doctorate. More specifically, we will set up a co-supervision program between partner universities aimed at the supervision, supervision and close and careful co-supervision of registered students leading them to obtain a doctoral degree.

A stimulating place for exchanges and dissemination of knowledge, the Mirror Chair will allow students to interact in the framework of the workshops set up. For example, two workshops (one in Ottawa; the other in Lyon) will take place each year on a specific theme related to the two research axes of the Mirror Chair. Each of the workshops would be co-facilitated by a holder of the Mirror Chair and a student who could be involved in the organization, its publicity and its dress. Some students could make sure to capture the workshops by video and podcast, in addition to using social networks (including Twitter thread) live to help disseminate knowledge. They will thus be able to develop their organizational skills while participating in high-level scientific work and collective knowledge mobilization projects.
In short, it will be a privileged training opportunity for students invited to reflect on the challenges posed by artificial intelligence in private law by allowing them to develop significant skills and involve them in several research activities:

  • Reading books and identifying issues related to artificial intelligence in private law;
  • Collaboration in the analysis of the collected research data;
  • Participation in the presentation of research results through workshops;
  • Updating the database by posting documents online;
  • Digital transcription, standardization and management of electronic data.
  • Students will thus be able to benefit from:
  • In-depth knowledge of private law facing the challenges of artificial intelligence;
  • Advance the research necessary for the writing of master's theses or doctoral theses of superior quality;
  • Develop a network of contacts (professors, researchers, specialists);
  • Acquire a good work methodology and learn about data analysis;
  • Opportunity to present their own research (workshops).