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Susan Gualtier

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian

Brief Staff Biography

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Yale University

Manages foreign, comparative, and international collection; teaches legal research courses; provides reference services for faculty, staff, students and other library patrons.

Professional Experience

  • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,
    Louisiana State University.

Prior to obtaining her M.L.I.S., Ms. Gualtier worked as an associate at the firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in New York City and as an independent contract attorney for General Electric Oil & Gas in Florence, Italy.  During law school, she participated in Georgetown’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, traveling to Tanzania to conduct a fact-finding mission and to draft a human rights report and draft bill relating to women’s inheritance rights.  Susan has a strong interest in women’s human rights and African customary laws, as well as religious law, U.S. litigation, and international commercial arbitration.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)
  • New Orleans Association of Law Libraries (NOALL)
  • Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEALL)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)


Book Review, Levasseur, Alain A. Louisiana Civil Code Précis Series, 5 Journal of Civil Law Studies, Forthcoming.

Resource Review, The International Encyclopaedia of Laws, FCIL Newsletter Vol. 26 Issue 3 (AALL) May 2012, at 9.

Book Review, Daston, Lorraine and Michaek Stolleis, Eds. Natural Law and the Laws of Nature in Early Modern Europe: Jurisprudence, Theology, Moral and Natural Philosophy, LH&RB Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 3 (AALL) Spring 2012, at 28.

Courses Taught

  • Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research (Forthcoming, Spring 2013)
  • First-Year Legal Research (Research Instructor, Fall 2012)
  • Advanced Legal Research (Guest Lecturer, Spring 2012)
  • LL.M. Research Workshop (Co-Instructor, Spring 2012)

Contact Info

Office: L104
Phone: 225/578-4028

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