Internationally Acclaimed LSU Law Professor to Discuss Future of Legal Codes at Annual Lecture, March 16

Internationally acclaimed LSU Law Professor Olivier Moreteau, holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair and Director of the Law Center’s Center for Civil Law Studies, is the featured speaker at the annual John H. Tucker, Jr. lecture. The LSU Law Center will present the twenty-third annual John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The title of Moreteau’s lecture is, "The Future of Codes in France and Louisiana."

Professor Moreteau joined the LSU Law Center faculty in the summer of 2005 following a distinguished career in Europe. He previously served as Professor at the Universite Pierre Mendes-France in Grenoble, and as Professor of Comparative Law and Director of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law in Lyon, France, among other positions held over his career. He has published numerous books and is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the European Group on Tort Law. He has been a visiting professor at University of Minnesota, Boston University, University of Melbourne, and guest lecturer in Paris, Amsterdam, Oxford, Lund, Milan, Turin, Munich, Vienna, Cairo, Brisbane, Tokyo, Mexico City, Moncton, Montreal, and UNC Chapel Hill, among others.

The Tucker Lecture is held each year in honor of Colonel John H. Tucker, Jr., one of Louisiana’s foremost legal scholars and distinguished citizens. The Colonel served the legal profession, including the bar association and Louisiana State Law Institute, with great ability and skill until his death in 1984. The annual lecture has featured outstanding legal scholars, jurists, and even Supreme Court Justices.

The lecture will take place in Room 202 of the Law Center, located on East Campus Drive across from the LSU Laboratory School. A reception will follow in the Tucker Room.

For more information, contact Karen Soniat, Ph.D., at 225-578-8645.