Pantheon-Assas University (French: Université Panthéon-Assas), commonly referred to as "Assas" or "Paris II", is a public research university in Paris, France. It is considered to be France's preeminent law school. Pantheon-Assas was established so as to succeed the law and economics faculties of the world's second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris, shortly before the latter officially ceased to exist on December 31, 1970, as a consequence of the French cultural revolution of 1968, often referred to as "the French May".
The majority of the nineteen campuses of Pantheon-Assas are located in the Latin Quarter, with the main campus on place du Panthéon. The university is composed of four departments specializing in law, public and private management, economics, and political science, and hosts twenty-four research centers and five specialized doctoral schools. Every year, Pantheon-Assas enrolls approximately 8,000 undergraduate students, 9,000 postgraduate students and 3,000 foreign students on visit. Pantheon-Assas is a founding member of Sorbonne University, an alliance with two other French universities, Paris-Sorbonne and Pierre-and-Marie-Curie, specializing respectively in humanities and medicine.
Since its founding, Pantheon-Assas has produced three prime ministers and the holders of thirty-four other ministerships around the world. Thirty-eight members of various parliaments have been alumni of the university as well. Faculty members of Pantheon-Assas have included eminent jurists and politicians.
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