Mark your calendars for a pair of lectures at the LSU Law Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, that will feature globally renowned professors.
At 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium, Professor Michele Graziadei of the University of Turin—Italy will deliver the 42nd John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law, presented by the the Center of Civil Law Studies. A professor in the Department of Law at the University of Turin, where he has been teaching comparative law since 2008, Graziadei has participated in several international and European research programs and is the author of over 100 publications.
His lecture will focus on the European Court of Justice, which is often hailed as an engine of European integration. Entrusted with the task of securing the uniform interpretation of the law of the European Union—among other functions—the ECJ makes use of comparative law for a variety of purposes. Graziadei’s lecture will take a closer look at the role that comparative law plays in the development of the jurisprudence of the ECJ, and will showcase some salient applications of it. A reception will follow in the Student Lounge, and parking is available at The Garage at Union Square on East Campus Drive (behind Barnes & Noble). Read more about Graziadei, and RSVP to attend.
At 5 p.m. in the Robinson Courtroom, Professor Frédéric G. Sourgens will deliver this year’s Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou Lecture, presented by the Laborde Energy Law Center.
Sourgens is a Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law and he also serves as the director of the university’s Oil and Gas Law Center. He is a globally recognized authority on the intersection between international energy law, international dispute resolution and the transnational law of globalization. In addition to his numerous publications, he serves as editor in chief of InvestmentClaims (Oxford University Press) and is on the advisory board of the American Review of International Arbitration, published by Columbia Law School.