Members - Olivier Moréteau (em)

 
 

Peter LoserOlivier P. Moréteau

Professor of Law
Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair
Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies
Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center 
 
     
 
Contact

Louisiana State University
Paul M. Herbert Law Center
W323 Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1000
USA


Telephone: (+1 225) 578 0067 (direct)
Telephone: (+1 225) 578 1126 (office)
E-Mail: moreteau@lsu.edu
 
 
 
Curriculum Vitae
 
Former Positions
At the Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3, France:
 
2000-2005 Professor of Comparative Law
2000-2005 Director, Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law
1990-1998 Associate Professor, with tenure (Maître de conférences)
1985-2000 Associate Director, Institut de droit comparé Edouard Lambert
1997-1999 Vice-President for International Relations
1993-1995 Director of International Relations
1982-1990 Assistant Professor
1980-1982 Part-time Teaching and Research Assistant


At the Université Pierre Mendès-France – Grenoble 2, France:
 
1998-2000 Professor of Private Law


Education
At Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France :
 
1990 Doctorat d'Etat en Droit (S.J.D., Doctorate in Law)
1981 D.E.A. de Droit Privé (Postgraduate program in French Private Law)
1978 D.E.A. de Droit Comparé (Postgraduate program in Comparative Law)
1977 Maîtrise en Droit (French Law Degree)
 
Publications & Writings
in English
Books
  • Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff (O. Moréteau, J. Romañach, A. Zuppi, Eds.), Claitor’s, Baton Rouge, 2008 (860 p.).
Book Chapters
  • “France”, in European Tort Law 2007, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, forthcoming.
  • “The Future of Civil Codes in France and Louisiana”, Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff (O. Moréteau, J. Romañach, A. Zuppi, Eds.), Claitor’s, Baton Rouge, 2008, pp. 605-632.
  • “Policing the Compensation of Victims of Catastrophes: Combining Solidarity and Self-Responsibility”, Shifts in Compensation between Private and Public Systems, Willem H. Van Boom, Michael Faure (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2007, pp. 199-218.
  • “France”, in European Tort Law 2006, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2007, pp. 196-212.
  • “France”, in European Tort Law 2005, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2006, pp. 270-280.
  • “Children as Victims Under French Law”, with Laurence Francoz-Terminal, Fabien Lafay and Caroline Pellerin-Rugliano, Children in Tort Law, Part II: Children as Victims, Miquel Martin-Casals (Ed.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2006, pp. 89-120.
  • “Children as Tortfeasors Under French Law”, with Laurence Francoz-Terminal, Fabien Lafay and Caroline Pellerin-Rugliano, Children in Tort Law, Part I: Children as Tortfeasors, Miquel Martin-Casals (Ed.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2006, pp. 169-215.
  • “Financial Compensation for Victims of Catastrophes, France”, with Michel Cannarsa and Fabien Lafay, Financial Compensation for Victims of Catastrophes: A Comparative Legal Approach, Michael Faure, Ton Hartlief (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2006, pp. 81-118.
  • “Revisiting the Grey Zone between Contract and Tort: The Role of Estoppel and Reliance”, (opening speech at the 4th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, March 31 to April 2, 2005) European Tort Law 2004, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 60-80.
  • “France”, with Michel Cannarsa, Fabien Lafay and Caroline Pellerin-Rugliano, in European Tort Law 2004, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 274-299.
  • “The Protection of Personality Rights against Invasions by Mass Media in France”, with Karine Anterion, in The Protection of Personality Rights against Invasion by Mass Media, Helmut Koziol and Alexander Warzilek (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 117-135.
  • “France”, with Fabien Lafay and Caroline Pellerin-Rugliano, in European Tort Law 2003, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, H. Koziol and Barbara Steininger (Eds.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2004, pp. 156-179.
  • “Liability for Acts of Terrorism Under French Law”, with Fabien Lafay, in Terrorism, Tort Law and Insurance, A Comparative Survey, Bernhard Koch (Ed.), Springer, Vienna and New York, 2004, pp. 29-46.
  • “Can English become the Common Legal Language in Europe?”, in R. Schulze and G. Ajani (Eds.), Common Principles of European Private Law, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2003, pp. 405-418.
Articles
  • “Are Solidarity, Self-Responsibility and Tort Liability Irreconcilable? Policing the Compensation of Victims of Catastrophes in America and in Europe”, forthcoming, Loyola Law Review.
  • “Opening Remarks”, Symposium on Law Making in a Global World, 67 Louisiana Law Review, 1015 (2007).
  • “Post Scriptum to Law Making in a Global World: From Human Rights to a Law of Mankind”, 67 Louisiana Law Review, 1223 (2007).
  • “Codes as Strait-Jackets, Safeguards and Alibis: The Experience of the French Civil Code”, 20 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 273 (1995).
Notes, Reviews, Commentaries, Reports
  • “Tribute to Professor Edward Tomlinson”, 64 Maryland Law Review 954 (2005).
  • “Commentary on Liability for Others”, Principles of European Tort Law, European Group on Tort Law, Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 112-119.
  • “Commentary on Reduction of Damages”, Principles of European Tort Law, European Group on Tort Law, Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 179-181.
  • “Report on the Seminar on Commercial Law in Bhutan” submitted to the Government of Bhutan, the Chief Justice of Bhutan and the United Nations Development Programme, (seminar on Commercial Law, Thimphu, 15-19 November, 1999), not published.
  • “Principles of Commercial Law: Introduction Speech to the Seminar on Commercial Law in Bhutan”, Thimphu, 15 November, 1999, not published.
Websites
 
Digest of the Civil Laws now in Force in the Territory of Orleans, with the full text in French and in English of the Digest of 1808, the manuscript notes of Louis Moreau-Lislet and introductory materials (with Agustin Parise and others)www.law.lsu.edu/digest
 
Forewords
  • Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff (O. Moréteau, J. Romañach, A. Zuppi, Eds.), with J. Romeñach and A. Zuppi, Claitor’s, Baton Rouge, 2008.
  • Andrea Borroni, Comparative Gastronomy: Legal and Cultural Framework, Publications of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, vol. 57, Schultess, 2007.
  • Jacques Royal: Louisiana History, 1804-1808 Digest of the Civil Laws now in force in the Territory of Orleans (Ancestor of the Louisiana Civil Code), Bilingual edition, Art by Royal and Associates, 2008.
in French
 
Books
  • Le mandat et les sociétés de personnes (The Law of Agency and Partnerships), collection “La common law en poche”, edited by J. Vanderlinden, Y. Blais et Bruylant, forthcoming 2008.
  • Regard d’un civiliste sur la common law (A Civilian Looks at the Common Law), final volume of the collection “La common law en poche”, edited by J. Vanderlinden, Y. Blais & Bruylant, forthcoming 2007.
  • La structure des systèmes juridiques (The Structure of Legal Systems), O. Moréteau & J. Vanderlinden (Eds.), Bruylant, Brussels, 2003 (432 p.).
  • Droit anglais des affaires (English Business Law: a presentation of English commercial law for lawyers trained in the civil law tradition), Dalloz, Paris, 2000 (555 p.).
  • L'estoppel et la protection de la confiance légitime (Estoppel and protection of detrimental reliance, a comparative study, English law and French law, with elements of American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand laws), Ph.D. thesis Lyon 1990 (850 p.), not published. 
  • Guide juridique et fiscal de l'exportation (International trade law in a nutshell), with G. Brayer, P. Schulz, J.L. Soulier, Editions du Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur (C.F.C.E.), Paris, 1988.   
Book Chapters   
  • “Sortir de la caverne pour comprendre la guerre des droits” (Coming out of Plato’s Cave to understand the competition among legal systems), Droit et économie, Rapport du 38e congrès du Mouvement Jeune Notariat, San Francisco, 18-24 novembre 2007, www.mjn.fr/congres2007 pp. 41-49.
  • “Edouard Lambert et l’enseignement du droit comme science sociale et comparative” (Edouard Lambert: teaching law as a social and comparative science), in La Faculté de droit de Lyon et le renouveau de la science juridique sous la Troisième République, D. Deroussin (Ed.), forthcoming 2007.
  • “Bilan de santé de l’enseignement du droit” (The health of legal education), in Etudier et enseigner le droit : hier, aujourd’hui et demain. Etudes offertes à  Jacques Vanderlinden, Bruylant, Brussels, and Blais, Cowansville, 2006, pp. 273-301.
  • “La structure des systèmes juridiques” (The Structure of Legal Systems), with Jacques Vanderlinden, Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century, General Reports delivered at the XVIth International Congress of Comparative Law, Brisbane 2002 (International Academy of Comparative Law), Bruylant, Brussels, 2006, pp. 167-240.
  • “Conclusions générales”, in Le devenir du droit comparé en France (The future of comparative law in France), J. du Bois de Gaudusson (Ed.), Groupement de droit comparé (http://gdc.cnrs.fr), Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2005, pp. 217-222.
  • “Le standard et la diversité” (Standard and diversity), Law and Human Diversity, Mauro Bussani and Michele Graziadei (Eds.), Stämpfli, Bern, 2005, pp. 71-90.
  • “Boissonade revisité: de la codification doctrinale à une langue juridique commune” (Boissonade revisited: from doctrinal codification to a common legal language), in De tous horizons, Mélanges Xavier Blanc-Jouvan, Paris, Société de législation comparée, 2005, pp. 103-127.
  • “Remarques comparatives sur l’organisation de la recherche dans les pays de common law” (The organization of research in common law countries, a comparative approach), in Propriété scientifique et recherche : des pistes pour l’avenir, C. Blaizot-Hazard (Ed.), Académie des sciences et Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Tec & Doc, London, Paris, New York, 2005, pp. 235-249.
  • “Premiers pas dans la comparaison des droits” (First steps in comparative law), in Jurilinguistique : entre langues et droits ; Jurilinguistics: Between Law and Language, Jean-Claude Gémar et Nicholas Kasirer (Eds.), Bruylant (Bruxelles) and Thémis (Montréal), 2005, pp. 407-430.
  • “La structure des systèmes juridiques” (The Structure of Legal Systems), with Jacques Vanderlinden, in La structure des systèmes juridiques, O. Moréteau & J. Vanderlinden (Eds.), Bruylant, Brussels, 2003, pp. 13-88;
  • “Le prototype, clé de l’interprétation uniforme : la standardisation des notions floues en droit du commerce international” (Prototypes as a key for the interpretation and standardisation of blurred concepts in international commercial law) , L’interprétation des textes juridiques rédigés en plus d’une langue, R. Sacco (Ed.), L’Harmattan-Italia, 2002, pp. 183-202.
  • “La modernité de la pensée juridique de Boissonade: de la codification doctrinale à une langue juridique commune” (The modernity of Boissonade’s legal doctrines, from doctrinal codification to a common legal language), Symposium for the 120th anniversary of the University of Hosei, published by the Univ. of Hosei, Tokyo, 2001 (also in Japanese).
  • “L'anglais pourrait-il devenir la langue juridique commune en Europe?” (Can English Become the Common Legal Language in Europe), Les multiples langues du droit européen uniforme, R. Sacco & L. Castellani (Eds.), L’Harmattan-Italia, 1999, pp. 143-162.
  • “L'influence internationale de l'œuvre d'Edouard Lambert” (The international influence of Edouard Lambert), Conference for the 50th anniversary of the Egyptian Civil Code, Cairo, 1998 (published by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice).
  • “L'effet de la mise en place de la monnaie unique sur les contrats en cours en droit américain” (A study of the impact of the implementation of the European currency on existing contracts under American Laws), International conference on The Legal Consequences of the Implementation of the Euro, published in Les aspects juridiques du passage à l'Euro, Centre interprofessionnel de recherches en droit bancaire, Lyon, April 1996.
  • “Les professions juridiques et judiciaires en Angleterre” (A description of the English Court system and the legal profession in England), in Professions juridiques et judiciaires - Quelle déontologie pour 1993? (The Rules of conduct in the French, English, German and Italian legal professions in the Prospect of European Unification), H. Croze and E. Joly-Sibuet (Eds.), Commissariat Géneral au Plan, 1993.
  • “Le juge et la validité du contrat” (Validity of contracts in French Law : a study of the judicial approach), in Exigence sociale, Jugements de valeur et responsabilité civile, Ed. by H.A. Schwarz-Liebermann von Wahlendorf, Librairie Générale de Droit et de Jurisprudence (L.G.D.J.), Paris, 1983.
Articles
  • “Une vision bigarrée des droits et des mots”, interview of Olivier Moréteau by Didier Lamèthe, Lettre du Centre français de droit comparé, Number 52, 2007, pp. 2-7 (http://www.centrefdc.org/publications/Lettre_52.pdf) and Number 53, 2008, pp. 2-5 (http://www.centrefdc.org/publications/Lettre_53.pdf).
  • “Les éléments constitutifs de l’estoppel : L’inconséquence” (The Constitutive Elements of Estoppels: The Representor’s Inconsistency), Revue de la common law en français, 2007, vol. 9, pp. 115-182.
  • “Regards sur le droit des Etats-Unis en 2006 : La vie humaine, de la conception à la mort” (A survey of United States Law in 2006: Human Life, from Conception to Death), with Agustín Parise and Aissatou Sylla, Revue de la common law en français, 2007, vol. 9, pp. 287-343.
  • “L’interprétation des textes juridiques rédigés dans plus d’une langue” (Interpretation of Multilingual Texts), with Didier Lamèthe, French Report, XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2006, Revue internationale de droit comparé 2006, pp. 327-362.
  • “Le développement historique de la règle de l’estoppel” (The historical development of estoppel), Revue de la common law en français, 2005, vol. 7, pp. 187-264.
  • “Ne tirez pas sur le comparatiste” (Don’t shoot the comparatist), Recueil Dalloz, 2005, 452.
  • “La common law en français et l’Europe” (The common law in French in the European context), Revue de la common law en français, 2003, vol. 5, n° 1, pp. 135-160.
  • “Le raisonnable et le droit : standards, prototypes et interprétation uniforme” (Reasonableness and the Law: Standards, Prototypes and Uniform Interpretation), Ars Interpretandi, Jahrbuch für Juristische Hermeneutik/Journal of Legal Hermeneutics, Vol. 7, 2002, pp. 221-238.
  • “Le juriste français entre ethnocentrisme et mondialisation” (The French Lawyer, between Ethnocentrism and Globalization), Université de Montréal et Réseau européen Droit et Société, 1999, (http://sos-net.eu.org/red&s/communic/moretea1.htm)
  • “La réforme de la procédure civile anglaise : première approche” (A first approach to the English reform of civil procedure), Revue générale des procédures, 1998, p. 770.
  • “Le droit anglais et les ordres de juridictions” (Court categories in English Law), Justices, Revue de droit processuel, 1995, No. 2, 358.
  • “Les juges de paix en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles” (Justices of the Peace in England and Wales), Justices, Revue de droit processuel, 1995, No. 1, 292.
  • “Droit anglais, particularisme et Union européenne” (The efforts made by the U.K. and English lawyers to comply with European Community Law, in a historical and comparative perspective), Gazette du Palais, 1995, I, 217.
  • “L'enseignement du droit national aux étudiants étrangers en France”, with F. Ferrand (French report in Colloquium Teaching national law to foreign students, organised by the Centre Français de Droit Comparé, Paris, November 1992), Revue internationale de droit comparé, 1993, 67. 
  • ”Le dol et l'obligation de renseignements dans la formation des contrats”, with C. Garcin (A study of the duty of disclosure in the French law of contract), Annales de la Faculté de Droit de Lyon, 1983.
 
Notes, Reviews, Commentaries, Reports
  • “French Translation”, Principles of European Tort Law, European Group on Tort Law, Springer, Vienna and New York, 2005, pp. 202-208.
  • Book review of Z.K. Bankowski, N.R. Hutton and J.J. McManus, Lay Justice, in Reue internationale de droit comparé 1990, 1361.
Forewords
  • Emmanuelle Dhonte-Isnard, L’embryon humain in vitro et le droit (The law relating to in vitro embryos) with J. Rubellin-Devichi, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2004.
  • Emmanuelle Dhonte-Isnard, L’embryon surnuméraire (The legal status of spare in vitro embryos) with J. Rubellin-Devichi, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2004.
  • Michel Cannarsa, La responsabilité du fait des produits défectueux, étude comparative (Product liability, a comparative study), Milan, Giuffrè, 2005.
  • Pierre Loiseau, La maîtrise des dépenses de santé confrontée à la responsabilité médicale, aux États-Unis comme en France, Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2005.
  • Jacques Royal: Louisiana History, 1804-1808 Digeste des Lois Civiles actuellement en force dans le Territoire d’Orléans (Ancêtre du Code Civil Louisianais), Edition bilingue, Art by Royal and Associates, 2008.
 
in Japanese
  • “La modernité de la pensée juridique de Boissonade: de la codification doctrinale à une langue juridique commune” (The modernity of Boissonade’s legal doctrines, from doctrinal codification to a common legal language), Symposium for the 120th anniversary of the University of Hosei, published by the Univ. of Hosei, Tokyo, 2001 (also in French).
 
Editorial Assignments
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bijural Studies, forthcoming. This is a peer-reviewed periodical, published online by the Center of Civil Law Studies of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The first issue is scheduled for May 2008.
  • Member, Board of Editors, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Netherlands (2007-)
  • Member, Board of Editors, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, Netherlands (2008-)
  • Correspondent for English Law, Justices and Revue générale des procédures, France (1995-2000). This assignment stopped when these two professional reviews ceased to exist. 
Lectures & Papers presented at Conferences
  • “Tort Law in France in the Year 2007”, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, 7th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, March 27, 2008.
  • “Les frontières de la langue et du droit” (The Frontiers of Language and Law), The new Ambitions of Legal Science: Legal Anthropology and Legal Traductology, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (National Italian Academy), Rome, March 12-13, 2008.
  • “Drafting Contracts and Juridical Documents in Several Languages”, Professorial Seminar of the Department of Civil Law, Austral University, Buenos Aires, May 29, 2007.
  • “Tort Law in France in the Year 2006”, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, 6th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, April 2007 (by videoconference).
  • “Opening Remarks”, Louisiana Law Review Symposium on Law Making in a Global World, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, January 2007.
  • “Are Solidarity, Self-Responsibility and Tort Liability Irreconcilable? Policing the Compensation of Victims of Catastrophes in America and in Europe”, Workshop on Remedies: Justice and the Bottom Line, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, January 2007, Washington D.C.
  • “A “Restatement” of European Union Tort Law: Analyzing the Work of the European Group on Tort Law” (Comparative Remarks), Section on Torts and Compensation Systems, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, January 2007, Washington D.C.
  • “Interpretation of Multilingual Texts”, French Report, XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2006 (Revue internationale de droit comparé 2006, pp. 327-362)
  • “Policing the Compensation of Victims of Catastrophes: Combining Solidarity and Self-Responsibility”, Shifts in Compensation, University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 2006.
  • “Tort Law in France in the Year 2005”, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, 5th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, April 2006 (by videoconference).
  • “The Future of Codification in France and Louisiana”, 33rd Tucker Lecture, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, March 2006.
  • “Les expériences d’enseignement étrangères” (Legal Education in the United States), Conference on Legal Education, Lyon, France, November 2005.
  • “La traduction du contrat: L’apport du droit comparé” (Translating Contracts: The Input of Comparative Law), Seminar in Legal Translation, Ecole de traduction et d’interprétation, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2005 (by videoconference).
  • “Liability for Others” and “Reduction Clause”, Principles of European Tort Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, April 2005.
  • “Tort Law in France in the Year 2004”, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, 4th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, March 2005.
  • “Revisiting the Grey Zone between Contract and Tort: The Role of Estoppel and Reliance”, Opening speech at the 4th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, March 2005.
  • “Edouard Lambert et l’enseignement du droit comme science sociale et comparative” (Edouard Lambert: teaching law as a social and comparative science), in La Faculté de droit de Lyon et le renouveau de la science juridique sous la Troisième République, Lyon, France, February 2005.
  • “The Health of Legal Education”, Annual Meeting of the Franco-British Lawyers Society, University of Edinburgh, UK, November 2004.
  • “Bilan de santé de l’enseignement du droit” (The Health of Legal Education), International Conference for Jacques Vanderlinden, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 2004.
  • “General Conclusions on the Future of Comparative Law in France”, Le devenir du droit comparé en France, Groupement de droit comparé, Institut de France, Paris, June 2004. 
  • “Tort Law in France in the Year 2003”, European Center of Tort and Insurance Law, 3rd Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, Austria, March 2004.
  • “Can English become the Common Legal Language in Europe?”, The University of Essex, Colchester, UK, March 2004.
  • “Remarques comparatives sur l’organisation de la recherche dans les pays de common law” (Organization of Research in Common Law Countries : A Comparative Approach) Entreprise de recherche et recherche dans l’entreprise, Académie des sciences et Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Paris, France, January 2004.
  • “Financial Compensation for Victims of Catastrophes, France”, Financial Compensation for Victims of Catastrophes: A Comparative Legal Approach, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, January 2004.
  • “Law Standards and Languages: The Example of Reasonableness”, Law and Human Diversity, Turin, October 2003.
  • “The Future of European Legal Education”, Graduation Speech, Pallas LL.M. in European Business Law, Nijmegen, Netherlands, September 2003.
  • “Can English become the Common Legal Language in Europe?”, Faculty Luncheon, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, September 2003.
  • “Can English become the Common Legal Language in Europe?”, Faculty Workshop, Boston University School of Law, September 2003.
  • “La common law en français et l’Europe” (The common law in French in the European context), Conference for the 25th Anniversary of the Faculté de droit de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, April 2003.
  • “Liability for Acts of Terrorism under French Law”, Terrorism, Tort Law and Insurance, A Comparative Survey, Munich Re, Munich, Germany, March 2003.
  • “The Borderline between Contract and Tort”, Conference on Harmonization of European Contract Law, Milan, Italy, November 2002.
  • “The Common Law in the Francophone World”, Vanuatu Francophone University Center, Port Vila, Vanuatu, July 2002.
  • “La structure des systèmes juridiques” (The Structure of Legal Systems), Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century, General Report delivered at the XVIth International Congress of Comparative Law, Brisbane, Australia, July 2002.
  • “Le prototype, clé de l’interprétation uniforme : la standardisation des notions floues en droit du commerce international” (Prototypes as a key for the interpretation and standardisation of vague concepts in international commercial law) , L’interprétation des textes juridiques rédigés en plus d’une langue, ISAIDAT, Turin, Italy, December 2001.
  • “The French Jurist, between Ethnocentrism and Globalization”, Panamerican University Shool of Law, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2000.
  • “An Analysis of the Treaty between Mexico and the European Union”, Symposium for the 25th Anniversary of the Panamerican University, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2000.
  • “The French Jurist, between Ethnocentrism and Globalization”, University of Hosei School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, September 2000.
  • “La modernité de la pensée juridique de Boissonade: de la codification doctrinale à une langue juridique commune” (The modernity of Boissonade’s legal doctrines, from doctrinal codification to a common legal language), Symposium for the 120th anniversary of the University of Hosei, Tokyo, Japan, September 2000.
  • “Remarques introductives” (Opening remarks), L’argent du crime organisé (The Finances of Organized Crime), European Law Student Association, Lyon, France, April 2000.
  • “Comparative Corporate Law”, “International Sale of Goods”, Seminar on Commercial Law in Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan, November 1999.
  • “Principles of Commercial Law: Introduction Speech to the Seminar on Commercial Law in Bhutan”, Thimphu, Bhutan, November 1999.
  • “Le juriste français entre ethnocentrisme et mondialisation” (The French Jurist, between Ethnocentrism and Globalization), Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1999.
  • “L'anglais pourrait-il devenir la langue juridique commune en Europe?” (Can English become the Common Legal Language in Europe ?), Les multiples langues du droit européen uniforme, ISAIDAT, Turin, Italy, November 1998.
  • “La réforme de la procédure civile anglaise” (The English reform of civil procedure), Ecole Nationale de Magistrature, Paris, France, October 1998.
  • “L'influence internationale de l'œuvre d'Edouard Lambert” (The international influence of Edouard Lambert), Conference for the 50th anniversary of the Egyptian Civil Code, Cairo, Egypt, April 1998.
  • “L'effet de la mise en place de la monnaie unique sur les contrats en cours en droit américain” (A study of the impact of the implementation of the European currency on existing contracts under American Laws), International conference on The Legal Consequences of the Implementation of the Euro, Lyon, France, April 1996.
  • “The French Procédure de Référé (Interlocutory Proceedings): Basic Rules and Recent Evolution”, University of Kingston, Kingston upon Thames, UK, March 1996.
  • “Droit anglais, particularisme et Union européenne” (The efforts made by the U.K. and English lawyers to comply with European Community Law, a comparative perspective), Chamber of Commerce, Lyon, France, February 1995.
  • “Codes as Strait-Jackets, Safeguards and Alibis: The Experience of the French Civil Code”, University of North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill, September 1994. 
  • “The French Procédure de Référé (Interlocutory Proceedings): Basic Rules and Recent Evolution”, University of Oxford, March 1994.
  • “L'enseignement du droit national aux étudiants étrangers en France” (Teaching French Law to Foreign Students), Teaching national law to foreign students, Centre Français de Droit Comparé, Paris, France, November 1992.
  • “The French Experience of Codification”, University of Lund, Lund, Sweeden, April 1990.
  • “Estoppel and Protection of Reliance: A Case Study”, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, March 1988.
 
Organization of Conferences
Conferences directed at LSU
  • “Revisiting the Distinction between Persons and Things”, Civil Law Workshop, Center of Civil Law Studies, 2006-2007.
  • “Law Making in a Global World”, Louisiana Law Review Symposium, January 2007.
Conferences directed at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
  • “The Uniform Terminology for European Private Law : Joint Projects”, with the European Research Network “Uniform Terminology for European Private Law”, January 2005.
  • “The Principles of European Private Law: The Present State of the Project and its Perspectives”, with members of the European Group on Tort Law (Tilburg Group), November 2003.
  • “Liability of Member States for Default of Implementation of European Community Law” (France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom), April 1998.
  • “Access to the Legal Profession in the European Union” (England and Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden), March 1997.

Supervision of Research
Doctoral dissertations supervised and defended at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon
  • Georges Cavalier (now Associate Professor at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France), Essai sur le contrat de service en droit international privé (An Essay on Contract for Services in Private International Law), Doctorate delivered simultaneously by Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France and the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, December 2005.
  • Fabien Lafay (now Research Associate, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon) Le pouvoir modérateur du juge en droit privé (Judicial Discretion in French Private Law, with some comparative remarks), December 2004 (published under the title La modulation du droit par le juge – Etude de droit privé et de sciences criminelles, Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2006, 2 volumes, 691 p.).
  • Michel Cannarsa (now Legal Advisor Conseil national du notariat, Paris, and Research Associate, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon), La responsabilité du fait des produits défectueux:Étude comparative (Product Liability, A Comparative Study), Doctorate delivered simultaneously by Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France and the University of Turin, Italy, December 2003 (published by Giuffrè, Milan, Italy, 2005, with a foreword by O. Moréteau).
  • Loic Courtot (now Legal Advisor of a large French public research group in the field of transportation), La preuve de la propriété immobilière (The Proof of Real Property under French Law, with a Comparative Approach), December 2002.
  • Isabelle Isnard-Dhonte (now a practicing Attorney in Paris), L’embryon humain in vitro et le droit: approche comparative (The Human in Vitro Embryo and the Law: A Comparative Approach), January 2002 (published in two volumes by L’Harmattan, Paris, 2003, with a foreword by O. Moréteau).
  • Béatrice Morel (now a practicing Attorney in Singapore), La protection des droits d’auteur en France et aux Etats-Unis: Etude de droit comparé (Copyright Protection in France and the United States of America, A Comparative Study), October 2001.
  • Gaelle Meilhac-Redon (now a practicing Attorney in Lyon), Les clauses abusives à l’épreuve de l’harmonisation: Etude comparative des droits français, allemand et anglais (Unfair Contract Terms: The Impact of European Harmonization on the Laws of England, France and Germany), November 2001.
Doctoral dissertations supervised and about to be defended at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon
  • Céline Michaud-Tulquois, L’étude du statut de l’idée littéraire et artistique en droit américain et droit français (The Status of Literary and Artistic Ideas in American Law and French Law), forthcoming, June 2007.
  • Constantin Aurel Iscru (now Research Assistant at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, and once Research Fellow at the University of Oxford), Le transfert de créance en droit anglais et droit français (Assignment of Debt in English and French Law), forthcoming, November 2007.
  • Karine Antérion, La protection de la vie privée en droit comparé: De la théorie à l’expérience d’un droit (The Protection of Privacy in Comparative Law, Theory and Practice), forthcoming, December 2007.
  • Hélène Assaf, La traduction devant les tribunaux pénaux internationaux: étude terminologique et discursive comparative (français-anglais) (The Practice of Translation – French and English – at the International Criminal Courts), Doctorate prepared simultaneously at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France and the University of Geneva, Switzerland, forthcoming, 2008.
Participation to doctoral juries at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
 
  • Cédric Montfort, La loyauté des pratiques commerciales en droit communautaire du marché (Fair dealing in commercial practice in European Union law), Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, December 2004.
  • Agnès Judith Mbouk-Dongmo, L’étude de la situation du conjoint du débiteur dans les procédures de règlement du passif ; Réforme du régime matrimonial légal à la lueur d’éléments tirés du droit américain (The debtor’s spouse in bankruptcy proceedings ; reforming the French system using some American solutions), Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, September 2002.
  • T. Malongue-Atangana, La protection de la personne de l’enfant : Etude du droit positif camerounais à la lumière de la Convention relative au droit de l’enfant (Child protection in Cameroun, as based on the Convention on Children Rights), 2001.
  • Clara Le Moal, La transmission universelle de patrimoine en droit français et italien, Nouvelle approche du droit français des fusions et opérations assimilées par rapport au droit italien (The transfer of assetts and liabilities in French and Italian law, A new approach of mergers and acquisitions based on recent evolutions of French and Italian laws), April 1999.
  • Sandrine Riffard, Les droits du conjoint survivant dans les législations européennes (The rights of the surviving spouse in the European legal systems), February 1999.
  • Valérie Crombez, La doctrine en droit privé, Droit anglais et droit français (Doctrinal writing in private law, English law and French law), 1995.
  • Dario David Boccara, Essai sur le rapprochement des systèmes de droit romano-germanique et de common law, Théorie générale d’une convergence assymptotique (An essay on the convergence of civil law and common law systems), 1992.
Participation to doctoral juries at other universities
  • Reiner Neises, Die Provision des Immobilienmaklers in Frankreich – Ein Modell für das deutsche und das europäische Recht ? (The remuneration of estate agents in France – A model for German law and European law?), University of Münster, June 2005 (published by Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2006, 339 pages).
  • Pierre Loiseau, La maîtrise des dépenses de santé confrontée à la responsabilité médicale, aux Etats-Unis  comme en France (The cost of health care v. Medical liability in France and the USA), University of Perpignan, France, January 2005 (published by Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2005 with a foreword by O. Moréteau).
  • Isabelle Brenn, L’individu dans les médias américains (Le sacrifice de la vie privée sur l’autel de la liberté de la presse (The protection of privacy and freeom of the press in United States law), Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France, January 2002.
  • Ingrid Poulet, La garde à vue en France et aux États-Unis à l’aube du XXIe siècle
    Une mesure à la recherche d’un équilibre (Investigative detention in French and American criminal procedure), University of Metz, France, December 2001.
Supervision of Graduate Papers
 
Supervision of 7 graduate research papers at LSU (since fall 2005), 5 graduate papers at Nijmegen and Amsterdam (Pallas LL.M. in European Business Law, 1998-2005) and some 60 graduate papers at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France (1990-2005).
 
Direction of Graduate Program
  • Director of the Graduate Program (LL.M. and M.C.L.) at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center (2006-).
  • Founder and Director of the Master in Comparative and International Private Law, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, 2004-2005.
Organization of Summer Programs
  • Member (2005-2006) and Chair (2006-) of the Summer Programs Committee at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, coordinating and supervising summer programs in Lyon, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Director, Buenos Aires Summer Program, A three week summer program for LSU with Austral University, Buenos Aires, Argentina (May-June 2007)
Organization of Exchange Programs
  • Supervision of student and faculty exchanges at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, coordinating the Distinguished Global Visitors Program, identifying the candidates and proposing the invitation of 6 to 8 foreign visiting faculty every year, and coordinating their visit and activity (2006-)
  • Creation and direction in Lyon of the Erasmus student and faculty exchange programs, at the law school (in charge of the whole program between 1985-2005) and at the university level (Director of international programs 1993-1996, Vice President of Université Jean Moulin, in charge of International Program, 1997-1999). This included setting up a proper International Relations Office at university level, staffed with 7 administrators, and the coordination of a team of 12 faculty members, managing every year up to 500 outgoing students and 600 incoming exchange students.
  • Creation and direction of an ABA approved student exchange program between Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, and Boston University, University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1993-2005.
Creation of E-Learning Programs

Founder and Director of Campus numérique Multidroit, Université Jean Moulin Lyon (www.multidroit.org), an e-learning project created in 2000, funded by the French Ministry of Research and based on a consortium with the universities of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne (France) and of Moncton (New Brunswick, Canada): Diploma of Common Law in French, with six courses covering History of the common law, Sources of the common law, Law of contract, Sale of Goods, Agency and Company Law, plus a Comparative law course.
 
Teaching Activities
  • Western Legal Traditions; Louisiana Law of Obligations, at LSU.
  • International Business Transactions, LSU Summer Program at Austral University, Buenos Aires (2007).
  • International Commercial Law (semester course and postgraduate seminar): WTO and regional organisations; transnational contracts, international sale of goods, international carriage of goods; international payments, guarantees and securities; international arbitration.
  • Comparative Law (semester course, postgraduate course and seminar): Comparative legal systems, introduction to comparative law, comparative method, international and European unification of the law.
  • English Law for French Students (taught in English at the Institut de Droit Comparé Edouard Lambert):* English Law 1: General Introduction to Common Law and Equity, The English Legal System, Constitutional Law, Torts, Contracts, Trusts. * English Law 2: Commercial Law (Agency, Sale of Goods, Bills of Exchange, International Trade Law)
  • English Law in French, Sale of Goods, Agency, Campus numérique Multidroit (e-learning), (www.multidroit.org)
  • Coordinator and teacher, Contract Law in a European Context, LL.M. in European Business Law, Pallas Consortium (Universities of Barcelona, Bologna, Constance, LUISS (Rome), Lyon 3, Münster, Nijmegen), Nijmegen (1995-2003), Amsterdam (2003-2005); Member of the Supervisory Board (1995-2005) and Managerial Board (2003-2005) of the Pallas Consortium (www.pallas-llm.org).
  • Introduction to Civil Law (in English) (University of Minnesota Law School, fall 1992; Boston University School of Law, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004).
  • Fundamentals of Civil Law (in English), The University of Melbourne, August 2002, July 2004.
  • Courses and seminars in French Civil Law: General Introduction, Property, Torts and Contracts, Family Law, Successions.
  • Introduction to French Law for Foreign Students (in French) 
Awards, Prizes and Memberships
  • Member of the Order of the Coif, Louisiana Chapter, May 2007
  • Member of the American Law Institute (elected, May 2006).
  • Member of the Louisiana Chapter, Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française (2006-)
  • Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law (2002-)
  • Member of the European Group on Tort Law (Tilburg Group) (2002-)
  • Member, European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna (2002-)
  • Member, Franco-British Lawyers Society.
  • Member, Société de Législation Comparée, Paris.
  • Chevalier des palmes académiques, 1998
  • Prix de thèse du Centre Français de Droit Comparé, Paris, 1991.
  • Prix de l'Association Nationale des Docteurs en Droit, Lyon, 1991.
  • British Council Scholarship (summer 1980), to finance doctorate research at Cambridge, U.K. (Sydney Sussex College), 1980 to 1982.  
Visiting Professorships & Fellowships 

Visiting Professor, The University of Surrey (2002-).
Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor, The University of Melbourne Faculty of Law, August 2002, July 2004.
Visiting Professor, Boston University School of Law, fall 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004. - Visiting Fellow, Kingston University (GB), February 1996.
Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, fall 1992.


 
Boards & Committees
At Louisiana State University:
  • Law Center Chancellor Search Committee (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Committee (2005-; Chair 2006-)
  • Summer Programs Committee (2005-; chair 2006-)
  • Friends of French Studies at LSU, Board of Directors (2006)
At US/Louisiana Institutions:
  • Member of Equivalency Determination Panel (access to the Louisiana Bar), Supreme Court of Louisiana (2007-)
At Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France:
  • Member of the University Senate (1993-1998)
  • Member of the Scientific Board (2001-2005)
  • Member of the Faculty Board, Law Faculty (1990-1998 and 2002-2005)
  • Member of the Hiring Committee, Private Law (1986-1998 and 2002-2005), Public Law (1996-1998) and Legal History (1998-2005)
  • Member of the International Relations Board (2000-2005)
  • Member of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law Board (1985-)
At other institutions:
  • Elected member, National Council of Universities, Private Law Section (Conseil National des Universités), Paris (1994-1995)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board (1995-2006) and Managerial Board (2003-2005), Pallas Consortium (consisting of the Universities of Barcelona, Bologna, Constance, Essex, LUISS (Rome), Lyon 3, Münster, Nijmegen and operating the Pallas LL.M. in European Business Law, Nijmegen (1995-2003) and Amsterdam (2003-2006) www.pallas-llm.org
  • Administrator, Pallas Foundation (Pallas Stichte), Amsterdam (2003-2006)
  • Member of the ISAIDAT Board (Istituto subalpino per l’analisi e l’insegnamento del diritti delle attività transnazionali), Turin (1997-)
  • Member of the ECTIL Board (European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law), Vienna (2003-)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the codification in French of the laws of the Republic of Vanuatu (2002-)
  • Member of the Managerial Board of the Research Group in Comparative Law (Groupement de droit comparé, CNRS 1199), Paris (1996-2005)
Other Activities
  • Consultant, Centre de traduction et de terminologie juridiques (CTTJ), Université de Moncton, for the program of Normalization of the French vocabulary of the common law in Canada (2006-).
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Expert for the development of the commercial law of the Kingdom of Bhutan (November 1999)
  • Academic Inspector for overseas programs in France (Paris, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse) and Spain (Barcelona), Oxford Brookes University (1993-1998)
  • Member of the Lyon Bar, since 1992 (Avocat au Barreau de Lyon) (not practising)
  • Consultant for Casino, a French based multinational company operating nearly 10,000 supermarkets and stores in 11 countries, for the drafting and translation from French into English of distributorship agreements and mergers and acquisitions (1986-1990)
 
Personal Information
French citizen, born in Lyon, France, June 13, 1956.
Married in 1982 to Maria A. Moréteau-Schele and father of Alexandre (born 1982) and Viviane (born 1995). 

 
 

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