To prepare candidates for entrance to the Institute of Judicial Studies, preparation cycles are organized in each of the two sections.
In 2009, 237 candidates have applied to participate in the preparation cycle. They were subjected to an oral examination in the following subjects:
Civil law (obligations and contracts, liability)
Criminal law (general and special)
Commercial law (with the exception of commercial bonds)
Civil Procedure (with the exception of the first book and remedies)
French or English
After the interviews, 72 persons have succeeded. They will attend the session for a period of four months.
In 2002, a cycle of preparation took place for 80 candidates. 12 of them have passed the entrance examination at the Institute of Judicial Studies.