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 


Paul M Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University
W323 Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States
Tel: (+1) 225 578 1126
Fax: (+1) 225 578 3677

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Curriculum Vitae
Olivier Moréteau studied law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 where he completed his doctorate (Estoppel and protection of reliance in comparative law), after research in Cambridge with a British Council scholarship. After years of service at the faculty at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, he was appointed professor (agrégation de droit privé) and served at this university as the Director of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law (Deputy Director 1985–2000, Director 2000–2005). Between 1992 and 2004, he taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Boston University, and the University of Melbourne. In 2005, he was made the first holder of the Russell Long Chair of Excellence, at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) where he is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies. He teaches comparative law and the law of obligations. He publishes books and articles on English law and comparative law, especially fielding the areas of torts, obligations, codification, and law and languages. He is a member of the European Group on Tort Law, the International Academy of Comparative Law and the American Law Institute.