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Olivier Moréteau

Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Chair

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2007-2008 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 was an Assistant Professor (1982-1990), Associate Professor (1990-98) and then Professeur agrégé. He also served as Director and Vice President for international relations at this university (1993-99). 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 authored and edited books in French and in English, and written many articles in various languages, published in international periodicals or books, on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, tort law, the law of obligations, 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 Louisiana Bar Equivalency Panel, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Professor Moréteau was named the first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair in the summer of 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. He teaches Legal Traditions, Introduction to U.S. Law, 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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