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Air France General Counsel Lionel Bros, who earned his LLM from LSU Law in 1997, returned to his alma mater for a two-day visit on March 9-10, during which he interviewed current LLM students who are vying for an internship with the global airline in New York City following their graduation later this spring.

Air France General Counsel Lionel Bros speaks with LSU Law LLM and International Law Society students at the Law Center on Thursday, March 10.

Air France General Counsel Lionel Bros speaks with LSU Law LLM and International Law Society students at the Law Center

“It’s been a joy to be back at the Law Center and to meet the students, and just walk around campus and remember some of the great experiences I had here 25 years ago,” said Bros, a Marseille, France, native and Aix-Marseille University graduate who holds master’s degrees in law, international trade, business law, and insurance law.

Traveling with Bros to LSU Law was Counsel for Air France USA Gregory Kozlowski. LLM students interviewed with Bros and Kozlowski and took a written test for the Air France internship, which is being made available through a tripartite agreement between LSU Law, Aix-Marseille University, and Air France.

On March 10, Bros also made a special presentation to LLM and International Law Society students at the Law Center, during which he talked about his career path and provided an overview of the in-house legal work that’s done at Air France.

[reblogged from LSU Law]

On March 2, 2022, Professor Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens, former Dean of the Faculty of Law and presently Vice Rector of the University of Montreal, presented in French on Legal and Cultural Convergences, Canada, France and Louisiana. The lecture inspired a rich discussion. This was the first interdisciplinary Senghor Chair Lecture given at LSU Law, organized jointly by the Center of Civil Law Studies and the Center of French and Francophone Studies. LSU is the only U.S. holder of one of 21 Senghor Chairs of Francophone Studies. Click here to access the video recording of the lecture.

Photo of Professor Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens giving his lecture

Professor Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens

Photo of Prof. Olivier Moréteau introducing Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens

Prof. Olivier Moréteau introducing Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens

Photo of Prof. John Protevi (LSU French Studies), Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens (Montreal) and Prof. Olivier Moréteau (LSU Law) continuing the discussion under the portrait of the late Prof. Robert Pascal (1915-2018).

Prof. John Protevi (LSU French Studies), Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens (Montreal) and Prof. Olivier Moréteau (LSU Law) continuing the discussion under the portrait of the late Prof. Robert Pascal (1915-2018).

Photo of Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens dialoguing with Prof. Adelaide Russo (LSU French Studies).

Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens dialoguing with Prof. Adelaide Russo (LSU French Studies).

The Center of Civil Law Studies

The Center of French and Francophone Studies

Invite you to attend a

Chaire Senghor de la Francophonie Lecture

 

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens

Professor, Faculty of Law, Former Dean of the Faculty of Law

Vice-Rector of Strategic Planning and Communications

Université de Montréal

Présentera sur

« Les convergences culturelles et juridiques entre le Canada, la France et la Louisiane »

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

LSU Law Center, Room W210

Click here to access the poster

Professor Olivier Moréteau, President of Juris Diversitas, invites you to attend the 7th General Conference on “The Dark Side of the Law” organized online on June 9-11, 2021. Two other LSU Law faculty will also present: Prof. Emeritus John Baker and Prof. John Church.

Click here to download the program.

Participation is free for all Juris Diversitas Members in good standing. Dues are 50 Euros ($60) and 25 Euros ($30) for students. Click here to visit the Juris Diversitas webpage (and from there click on the Events or Membership tabs).

Logo of The Law Library of Louisiana

A Law Library of Louisiana FREE CLE

Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society

Translating the Louisiana Civil Code into Spanish:

A Jurilinguistic Exercise

Portrait photo of Mariano Vitetta

Presented by Mariano Vitetta,

Research Associate, LSU Center of Civil Law Studies

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Register for this Zoom Webinar at:

https://lasc-org.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_8nAsSmtoTK2FHspM2haG1w

1.0 Hour CLE credit

On Thursday, May 6, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society will co-sponsor a free CLE presented by Mariano Vitetta, Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies (CCLS) at the LSU Law Center, where he is responsible for the translation of the Louisiana Civil Code from English into Spanish under the leadership of Professor Olivier Moréteau. Translating a civil code is a complex endeavor calling for expertise in both the law and legal translation, thus a “jurilinguistic” exercise. The Louisiana Civil Code, a unique piece of legislation that sets Louisiana apart, requires an approach combining legal translation, comparative law, and legal history. Participants will learn about the project’s history and the intricacies of the translation process. With a Spanish translation, CCLS at LSU plans to make Louisiana’s flagship legal instrument available to the legal Spanish-speaking community at large, while also paying homage to the years in which the territory was part of Spain.

Speaker

Mariano Vitetta obtained a degree as a certified legal translator (English-Spanish) and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He also obtained an LL.M. in Comparative Law from LSU, with a dissertation on the connection between European-style codification and plain language. He has taught English-Spanish legal translation (CAECE University), legal writing and drafting in Spanish (Argentine Catholic University), and introduction to the common law tradition for law students (Austral University). Mariano has been working for more than 15 years as a legal translator for law firms, companies, and academic institutions. His most recent published translations include Por qué el derecho importa (Alon Harel, Marcial Pons 2018) and Fostering Innovation for Agriculture 4.0: A Comprehensive Plant Germplasm System (Miguel Ángel Rapela, Springer 2019).

If you have questions, please contact

Gail Bragg via email at gbragg@lasc.org or phone (504-310-2411)

In celebration of Vernon Valentine Palmer’s fifty years of teaching at Tulane and the publication of his latest book, Tulane Law School and the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative and International Law invite you to a live virtual conversation between comparative-law experts, Dean David Meyer, and the author. Click here to register.

Tuesday April 27, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CTPoster of event with title and date, photo of Prof. Palmer and cover of his book Photo of three panelists, Prof. Olivier Moreteau, John Cairns, and Agustin Parise with their credentials

Professor Moreteau presenting with slideshow next to him. On March 25, 2021 Professor Olivier Moréteau was a guest speaker at an online international conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Commercial Code of Colombia. He was invited by Professor Francisco Reyes, who taught multiple times at LSU Law as a Visiting Professor and gave the 39th Tucker Lecture in the Civil Law in 2016.

Prof. Moréteau’s topic was The Place of Commercial Law in Civil Law and Common Law Jurisdictions: A Macro Comparative Perspective. He presented in English with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish.

On March 24, 2021, LSU Professors Alain Levasseur and Olivier Moréteau, Tulane Professor Vernon Palmer, and Dan Stigall (U.S. Department of Justice and LSU alum) discussed the French linguistic and juridical influence on the legal system of Louisiana at a Zoom roundtable organized by the French Embassy to the United States and the French Consulate General in New Orleans. Click here to view the webinar (in French).

Poster of the webinar titled Code civil common law la langue francaise enjeu d'influence des systemes juridiques en Louisiane

From left to right, Leo Bernard (France), Marin Ploix (France), Yelena Matheus (France & UK), Sigrid Soetaert (France & Norway), Prof. Olivier Moreteau, Lila Tahidousti (France), Clara Millet-Guerin (France), Alejandra Flavia Osorio (Honduras & USA), Felipe Jorquera Lara (Chile).

From left to right, Leo Bernard (France), Marin Ploix (France), Yelena Matheus (France & UK), Sigrid Soetaert (France & Norway), Prof. Olivier Moreteau, Lila Tahidousti (France), Clara Millet-Guerin (France), Alejandra Flavia Osorio (Honduras & USA), Felipe Jorquera Lara (Chile).

Six LL.M. candidates and one International Exchange student started at LSU Law in January 2021, braving the COVID restrictions after having secured the much-awaited visa to attend higher education in the United States. They joined one of the two LL.M. candidates who had started in fall 2020, the other one having abandoned after having contracted a severe form of COVID. They will be joined in August by other 2020-2021 candidates who elected to defer their start in the program to August 2021 and by the group of 2021-2022 candidates. The 2021-2022 admission campaign goes full swing and is soon to end. LSU Law expects to welcome a record high number of LL.M. candidates in 2021, a sign of vitality of the program despite the COVID sanitary crisis.

Prof. Olivier Moreteau teaching the Introduction to United States Law to the LL.M. class.

Prof. Olivier Moreteau teaching the Introduction to United States Law to the LL.M. class.

Poster announcing the event with the name of the four panelists: Alain Levasseur (LSU Law), Dan Stigall (DOJ), Olivier Moreteau (LSU Law) and Vernon Palmer (Tulane). Join the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General of France in Louisiana on Zoom on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 for a panel discussion in French highlighting the use of the French language in Louisiana civil law. Louisiana is, to date, one of the few “laboratories” in which the civil law is written and spoken in another language.

The four specialists listed above will lead an exploration on the historical aspects of the adaptation of the French Napoleonic civil code into an English language civil code, the adaptation of the English language to the terms and ideas presented by the French civil code, as well as the contemporary issues surrounding the sustainability of continental private law.

Date: March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM Central

Meeting ID: 939 7015 9494

Passcode: 000472

Web link: https://zoom.us/j/93970159494?pwd=bkN3NUFKNkxabFNkTUlEdmVVRXhnZz09