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About Olivier Moréteau

Dr. Olivier Moréteau is Professor of Law, first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair, at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hébert Law Center. He joined LSU in 2005. He is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, and the Director of International Programs.
Professor Moréteau is the former Director of the Édouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, where he was an Assistant Professor (1982-90), Associate Professor (1990-98) and then Full Professor (Professeur agrégé). He also served as Director and Vice President for international relations at this university (1993-99). He earned his Doctorate in Law summa cum laude at the Université Jean Moulin, 1990, after research conducted in Cambridge with a British Council scholarship. He has been visiting professor at the University of Minnesota (1992), Boston University (1993-97, 1999-00, 2002-04), the University of Melbourne (2002, 2004), the University of Luxembourg (2014, 2015), Université Jean Moulin (2012-2014) and Université de Nantes (2013, 2015).
Professor Moréteau has authored and edited books in French and in English, and written over a hundred articles, chapters, notes, and reviews in various languages, published in international periodicals or books, on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, legal translation, tort law, the law of obligations, codification, and legal education. A fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and member of the Louisiana Bar Equivalency Panel, he holds memberships in the International Academy of Comparative Law, the European Group on Tort Law, the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, the Société de Législation comparée, the American Law Institute, the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, the European Society of Comparative Legal History, and is the president of Juris Diversitas.

Positions

Present Assistant Dean & Director of the Center of Civil Law, Louisiana State University Law Center
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Present Director of International Programs, Louisiana State University Law Center
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Present Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, Louisiana State University Law Center
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Present Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, Louisiana State University Law Center
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Present Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Chair, Louisiana State University Law Center
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Honors and Awards

  • Member of the American Law Institute
  • Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law
  • Member of the European Group on Tort Law
  • Prix de thèse du Centre Français de Droit Comparé, Paris, 1991
  • Prix de l'Association Nationale des Docteurs en Droit, Lyon, 1991
  • Chevalier des palmes académiques

Courses

  • International Business Transactions
  • Western Legal Traditions
  • Law of Obligations
  • Introduction to U.S. Law
  • Introduction to French Law (in French)


Contact Information

Olivier Moréteau
Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Chair
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E. Campus Dr.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office: W326C

Phone:
225.578.0067

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