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Alain A. Levasseur

Hermann Moyse, Sr. Professor of Law and Henry Plauche' Dart Professor of Law

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2007-2008 Biography

In 1966, Professor Levasseur obtained an M.C.L. from Tulane University where he returned to teach in 1968. In 1969, he was an associate with the Paris firm of Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander but left the firm to become a technical assistant at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1970, he resumed teaching at Tulane until 1977. Professor Levasseur joined the Law Center faculty in 1977. In 1993, he received the prestigious “médialle” from the Université d’Aix-Marseille III, and in 1998, he was bestowed the degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa. He maintains an active membership in the International Academy of Comparative Law, the American Association for the Comparative Study of Law, the Société de Législation Comparée, the Association Henri Capitant, the Association of Legal Methodology, and the Louisiana State Law Institute-Persons, Obligations, Sales, Partnership and Coordinating Committees. He is a regular professor at the universities of Lyon Jean Moulin and Aix Paul Cézanne in graduate programs. His areas of expertise are Civil Law Systems, particularly the Civil Law of Obligations, Comparative Law, Comparative aspects of EU and U.S. Law, EU/EC Law, International Trade, Louisiana Sales, and Quasi-Contracts.


M.C.L, Tulane University School of Law, 1966
Institute of Political Science, Paris University, 1964
Certificate, City of London College, 1962
D.E.S. Droit Privé, Paris University School of Law, 1964
Licence en Droit, Paris University School of Law, 1963

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Phone: 225/578-1120

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