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Chair for French Public Law. Prof. Dr. Philippe Cossalter

Chair for French Public Law

The Chair of French Public Law at Saarland University is part of the Centre juridique franco-allemand (French-German Law Center) (

Its current holder is Philippe Cossalter, agrégé des factultés de droit.

The Chair for French Public Law and the Chair for French Private Law are unique institutions in Germany and perhaps in Europe. They are occupied by French professors, whose task is to teach French law, in French, to students of the CJFA.

In addition to teaching activities, the Chair of French Public Law is involved in research and publications.

One of the Chair’s missions is to administer the BIJUS project, initiated by the previous Chairholder Professor Christian Autexier.

As a sign of the strong attachment to legal informatics that marks the activity of the Chairholder the Chair for French Public Law has also created and runs the Revue générale du droit ( and supports the edition of the French Yearbook of Public Law.

The website of the Franco-German Law Centre ( contains a great deal of information about the teaching activities of the two Chairs. This website is intended to present the research activities and publications of the Chair.

Chair of French Public Law - Saarland University - CJFA


Controlling the State in the Digital Era

Controlling the State in the Digital Era

The scientific directors wish to publish a book entitled “Controlling the State in the Digital Era”.
The publication of the book is planned for autumn 2022, in English and incidentally in French.
Two days of seminars are planned for 23 and 24 June 2022 at the University of Lorraine (Metz), as part of the 3rd Printemps Droit et Numérique.
These days will allow for the discussion of the articles submitted for publication, in English and French. The articles will have been submitted three weeks before the event for collective reading.

German public law facing the Coronavirus

German public law facing the Coronavirus

Professor Philippe Cossalter had the honour of participating in the virtual conference Droit et coronavirus. Le droit face aux circonstances exceptionnelles.   This virtual colloquium is hosted by the Revue des droits et libertés fondamentaux.    Professor Cossalter,...

Second Administrative Law Talks

Second Administrative Law Talks

Thursday 3 December at 4.30pm On Zoom and only on individual registration Participation is free of charge. Registration within the limits of the places available on the registration form. Certificate of participation issued to lawyers for continuing education purposes...