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Alain A. Levasseur

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

Recent Scholarship

During the academic year 2011-2012, Professor Levasseur taught courses in Legal Traditions, Sale and Lease in the fall; he taught Obligations and Sale/Lease in the spring. As a foreign member on the Scientific Committee of the Fondation pour le Droit Continental (Foundation for Continental Law) (domiciled in Paris), Professor Levasseur took part, this July, in the sixth annual meeting of the Committee of the Fondation . As a member of the board of Editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law, Professor Levasseur attended the annual meeting of the board in Sacramento, CA. Professor Levasseur taught a 12hr course on Comparative Legal Methodology at the University of Aix-Marseille and gave a conference on the Legitimacy of Judges in the USA, last Nov-Dec.2011.Professor Levasseur sits on the editorial boards of several European and Latin American law reviews. Professor Levasseur most recent book is the 2012 edition of the Louisiana Pocket Civil Code (LexisNexis). His most recent articles are « Successions et Contrats” in les Travaux de l’Association Henri Capitant 2012, “L’enfant: être humain ou produit de la technologie » in Les Mélanges Jean-Louis Baudouin ; and two articles (not published yet) for Les Mélanges Camille Jauffret-Spinosi and Les Mélanges Jean-Louis Bergel. Professor Levasseur is working with Juriscope (Poitiers, France) and the CNRS (Paris) on an English Vocabulary of the Civil Law( LexisNexis). Soon to be published by Carolina Academic Press a casebook on Louisiana Law of Obligations, A Comparative Perspective, with Professors Randy Trahan (LSU) and Sandy Varnado (Loyola) and a casebook on” European Union Law”(with Richard Scott and Christine Corcos) to be published by Carolina Academic Press.

Professor Levasseur most recent book is the 2012 edition of the Louisiana Pocket Civil Code (LexisNexis). His most recent articles are « Successions et Contrats” in les Travaux de l’Association Henri Capitant 2012, “L’enfant: être humain ou produit de la technologie » in Les Mélanges Jean-Louis Baudouin ; and two articles (not published yet) for Les Mélanges Camille Jauffret-Spinosi and Les Mélanges Jean-Louis Bergel. Professor Levasseur is working with Juriscope (Poitiers, France) and the CNRS (Paris) on an English Vocabulary of the Civil Law( LexisNexis). Soon to be published will be a casebook on Louisiana Law of Obligations, A Comparative Perspective, with Professors Randy Trahan (LSU) and Sandy Varnado (Loyola) and a casebook on “European Union Law” (with R.Scott and C.Corcos).

Brief 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 1998, the Université d’Aix Marseille Paul Cézanne bestowed on Professor Levasseur the degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa. In January 2010, Professor Levasseur received a second Doctorate Honoris Causa, this one from the Université de Paris Panthéon Assas. 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 and the International Association of Legal Methodology.

Professor Levasseur is a member of several boards, including the Fondation pour le Droit Continental, the Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé, E-Competition, the Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Civil, El Foro de Derecho Mercantil, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies.

His areas of expertise are Legal Traditions, particularly Civil Law Systems, the Civil Law of Obligations, Comparative Law of Contracts, Comparative aspects of EU and U.S. Law, EU/EC Law, International Trade, Louisiana Sale/Lease and Quasi-Contracts.

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Education

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

Contact Info

Office: W322
Phone: 225/578-1120
Email: alain.levasseur@law.lsu.edu
Website: faculty.law.lsu.edu/levasseur

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