The Team

Olivier Moréteau
Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair

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 Associate Vice Chancellor for 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). A graduate of Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France (Maîtrise en Droit, 1977; D.E.A. de Droit Comparé, 1978; D.E.A. de Droit Privé, 1981) he earned his Doctorate in Law summa cum laude at the same university in 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) and the University of Melbourne (2002, 2004).

Professor Moréteau has authored and edited several 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. He is a member of 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, and is Vice President of Juris Diversitas.

Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane holds B.A. degrees in History and Sociology from Louisiana State University, and attended the University of Maryland prior to transferring to LSU. While a member of the United States Army, she studied Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and served in Panama and at the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. As a White House Intern in 1994, she worked in the office of Ira Magaziner on Health Care Policy. She worked at a non-profit agency for nine years, and as administrative supervisor co-authored three successful contract proposals that funded the agency. A native of Seattle, Washington, Lane has lived in Baton Rouge since 1995.


Gaelle ForgetGaëlle Forget

CCLS Research Associate 2014

Gaëlle Forget received her LL.B. degree (licence en droit) from the Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France in 2011. She holds an LL.M. in Business Law (Jean Moulin Lyon III University, 2012), an LL.M. in Comparative Law (Louisiana State University, 2013) and an LL.M. in International Trade Law (Paris Ouest Nanterre University, 2014). Gaëlle Forget is also an Assistant Managing Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies.


DanielOnAlexandru-Daniel On

CCLS Research Associate 2012 – 2014

Alexandru-Daniel On received his LL.B. degree from the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2010. He holds an LL.M. in Private Law (Babeş-Bolyai University, 2011) and an LL.M. in Comparative Law (Louisiana State University, 2013). He is the recipient of the first A. N. Yiannopoulos Endowed Scholarship (for the academic year 2011-2012). His research and publications are focused on the law of torts, the law of obligations, and legal translation. Mr. On contributes to the Journal of Civil Law Studies, as a Ph.D. candidate at Maastricht University.


Agustín PariseAgustín Parise

CCLS Research Associate 2006 – 2010

Dr. Agustín Parise received his LL.B. and a doctorate in law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also holds an LL.M. from the Louisiana State University Law Center. Dr. Parise is currently a member of the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a widely published scholar of comparative law. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies.



Matthias MartinMatthias Martin

Visiting Researcher Summer 2014

Dr. Matthias Martin (Université de Lorraine, France) is a scholar in legal theory and comparative civil law, working on codification and codes’ annotation. During his six-month post-doctoral visit to the Center of Civil Law Studies, he worked on the Louisiana Civil Code Translation Project and revised the translation of 850 code articles, and conducted research on the supplements and comments in the Louisiana Civil Code. Dr. Matthias Martin serves on the CCLS Translation Validation Committee.



Michel Séjean 4Michel Séjean

Visiting Researcher Summer 2009

Dr. Michel Séjean was Assistant Professor at Université Paris 2 when he visited the Center of Civil Law Studies. He is currently a full professor (agrégé) at the Université de Bretagne-Sud (France), and Editor-in-Chief of the Henri Capitant Law Review. A trained expert in legal translation, he contributed to several translation projects from English into French during and after his time at the CCLS: Principles of European Tort Law (Commentary) and Louisiana Civil Code (Obligations). Prof. Séjean serves on the CCLS Translation Validation Committee.


Stigall_DOJ_HeadshotDan Stigall

Dan E. Stigall is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs.  Mr. Stigall received his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 2000 and holds an LL.M. degree from George Washington University Law School.  He has extensive international experience through his current work with the U.S. federal government, and through his previous active duty service in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, during which he served in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.  His research is focused on issues related to international law, comparative civil law, and transnational crime.  His articles have appeared in the Louisiana Law Review, the Military Law Review, and numerous other publications, and he is the author of Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention (2009).  Mr. Stigall also publishes in the Journal of Civil law Studies and mentors LSU law students with international interests.  He is a member of Juris Diversitas, an international network of Comparative Law scholars and practitioners.  Any opinion expressed in his writing is solely that of the author and not necessarily that of the Department of Defense or the Department of Justice.