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Professor Michele Graziadei delivers 42nd John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law

Professor Michele Graziadei, left, and Olivier Moréteau at the 44nd John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law

LSU Law students, faculty and alumni filled the McKernan Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 5, to hear Professor Michele Graziadei of the University of Turin—Italy deliver the 42nd John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law, presented by the the Center of Civil Law Studies.

Following a warm introduction by LSU Law Professor Olivier Moréteau, Graziadei discussed the European Court of Justice, its various uses of comparative law, and the role comparative law plays in the development of ECJ jurisprudence.

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.

Since 1972, a distinguished scholar has been invited to the LSU Law Center to give a lecture on a civil law topic in honor of the late Col. Tucker, one of Louisiana’s foremost legal scholars and distinguished citizens. The lecture series is given in recognition of Tucker’s civil law scholarship and in appreciation of his long career dedicated to law reform.