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Olivier Moréteau

Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Chair

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2006-2007 Biography

Professor Moréteau is the former Director of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, where he has been Assistant Professor (1982-1990), Associate Professor (1990-1998) and then Professeur agrégé. He also served as Director and Vice President for international relations at this university (1993-1999). He earned his Ph.D. summa cum laude (also winning prestigious prizes), 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, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004) and the University of Melbourne (2002, 2004). He has published books in French on English business law and the structure of legal systems as well as a number of articles in French and in English, in international periodicals or books, on English law, comparative law, law and languages, tort law, and the law of obligations. 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 and the Société de Législation comparée. Professor Moréteau was named the first holder of the Russell Long Chair of Excellence in the summer of 2005. He is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies and teaches Legal Traditions and the Law of Obligations.


Maîtrise en Droit, 1977
D.E.A. de Droit Comparé, 1978
D.E.A. de Droit Privé, 1981
Doctorat d'Etat en Droit, 1990, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

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