LSU LL.M. Anouk Guéroult-Bellone Passes the Washington Bar

Congratulations to Anouk Guéroult-Bellone, LL.M. 2015, on her success at the Washington State Bar Examination! Prior to studying at LSU (LL.M. in Comparative Law), Anouk graduated in the Master of Trilingual Legal Studies (Master Juriste Trilingue) at Université de Nantes (France), in 2014.

From left to right, Dr. Enrica Bracchi (Univ. of Nantes), Consul General of France in New Orleans Grégor Trumel, Anouk Guéroult-Bellone, and Dr. Dominique Garreau (Nantes, founder and director of the Master Juriste trilingue, Univ. of Nantes)

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Lyon Accords Renewed on the Occasion of the Visit of Dean Franck Marmoz

On April 12 and 13, Dr. Franck Marmoz, Dean of the Faculty of Law at University Jean Moulin-Lyon 3 (Lyon, France) visited at LSU Law. On this occasion, Dean Franck Marmoz and Dean Thomas Galligan signed the renewal of the Accord between the two law schools. The accord has permitted hundreds of LSU Law students to take part to the LSU Summer Program in Lyon, every summer since 2003. In addition, an increasing number of students benefit from the study abroad option, to earn credits or gain access to the much sought after Lyon and LSU LL.M. programs.

Left to right, Dean Franck Marmoz, Assistant Dean Olivier Moréteau, and Dean Thomas Galligan.


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The LSU LL.M. Present at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Professor Jeffrey C. Brooks, Preis PLC Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice, Director of Externships & Moot Court/Trial Advocacy Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, represented our LL.M. in Comparative Law at the International Rounds of the 2016-2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in Washington D.C. Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 87 countries. The 2017 White & Case International Rounds take place April 9 – 15, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.

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Claudia Castro Valle Presents on Environmental Protection Tort Litigation in Central America

Ms. Claudia Castro Valle, a Lecturer in Environmental Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, and General Theory of the State at Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is visiting at the LSU Law Center as a CCLS guest researcher, from February 25 to April 7, 2017. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Valencia School of Law (Spain), and her research topic is “Mass litigation for transboundary environmental tort in Central America.”

On April 4, Ms. Claudia Castro Valle presented on “The basic elements for a uniform Private International Law model to expedite transboundary Mass Tort Environmental Litigation in Central America.” The event was coordinated both by the Center of Civil Law Studies and the Hispanic Law Students Association. The discussion combined expert comparative law analysis of seven legal systems (six civil law jurisdictions plus a common law one, Belize) with the complexity of a private international law approach. Dr. Hector Zapata, the LSU Associate Vice Provost for International Programs, also from Honduras, attended the event.

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Journal of Civil Law Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2 Online

The Journal of Civil Law Studies publishes the second installment of conference papers discussing the Louisiana Civil Code Translation Project (translation of the Code into French), held at LSU Law in April 2014. The French translation is complete and fully available online.

Civil Law in the World features Brazil (a thorough presentation of the Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex unions) and China (a fascinating discussion regarding ownership of coastal waters).

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Dr. Julieta Marotta, LL.M. 2007, Defended her Doctorate Dissertation at the University of Maastricht

On February 23, 2017, Julieta Marotta added a PhD to an impressive resume. A law graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Julieta Marotta added the LSU LL.M. in Comparative Law in 2007. Her research and practical interests fall in the area of Law and Development, more precisely on innovative forms of access to justice and legal empowerment. She taught and presented at seminars in Argentina, England, the Netherlands, and the United States. The title of her doctoral thesis is Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of Victims of Domestic Violence through Legal Organizations in the City of Buenos Aires, A Qualitative Empirical Legal Study.

Congratulations to Dr. Julieta Marotta and to her husband Dr. Agustin Parise, LSU LL.M. 2006, Research Associate at the CCLS 2006-2010, now Professor of Law at the University of Maastricht, and current Executive Editor of our Journal of Civil Law Studies. We wish them a great future and hope to have them back at LSU before too long.

Dr. Julieta Marotta receives her PhD from Prof. Jan Smits (Visiting Professor at LSU Law 2006)

Dr. Julieta Marotta with Dr. Agustin Parise

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LSU Featured in LLM GUIDE’s Top Ten Lists for 2017

LSU has been selected as a top school in LLM GUIDE’s recently published Top 10 Lists. We are in the Top 10 for Energy Law, together with of some of the finest programs in the world:
These Top 10 Lists are not intended as definitive or scientific rankings; instead they are editorial lists compiled by taking a few factors into consideration, including offered concentrations, existing rankings, international balance, and location.


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Professor Moréteau Inducted into the French Republic’s Prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques

(left to right) The Consul Général de France Monsieur Grégor Trumel, Professor Alexandre Leupin, Professor Olivier Moréteau, Dean Alcibiades Tsolakis, President F King Alexander

On Thursday, Feb. 9, three LSU faculty members were inducted into the French Republic’s prestigious Ordre des Palmes Academiques, or the Order of the French Academic Palms. The award recognizes both foreigners and French who promote French education and culture.

LSU College of Art & Design Dean Alkis P. Tsolakis and Center of Civil Law Director and Assistant Dean Olivier Moréteau were both bestowed the grade of Officier. Center for French and Francophone Studies Director and the Phyllis M. Taylor Professor in French Studies Alexandre Leupin received the grade of Chevalier, or knight.

Prof. Olivier Moréteau said:

“This is a great recognition for my modest efforts to promote the French culture and language in Louisiana, here at LSU Law, where I teach a class in French and send many students to France, also by making the Louisiana Civil Code available in English and in French on websites and soon on paper,” he said. “During my whole academic career, 22 years in Lyon and soon 12 at LSU, I have worked at developing legal and cultural exchanges, promoting student and staff mobility, making foreign cultures accessible to the French and French culture to students and folks outside France, particularly in Louisiana.”

Moréteau added, “This is a beautiful medal with LSU colors, purple and gold! It honors my new home.”

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Application Season for the LL.M. 2017-2018 is Open

Professor Olivier Moréteau, the Program Director, Christabelle Lefebvre, the Program Coordinator, and the LL.M. Class of 2017 welcome you to apply to our LL.M. in Comparative Law, one of the best gateways to American Law and Practice. Visit our LL.M. Webpages, and do not hesitate to contact us and request a Skype meeting with the program director, coordinator and/or students.

LL.M. Program staff (Ms. Christabelle Lefebvre, LL.M. Coordinator, and Prof. Olivier Moréteau, LL.M. Director) may be contacted by telephone at 225/578-7831 or 225/578-1126, or by email at, or

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Professor Yiannopoulos

The LSU Law Center mourns the passing of Prof. Yiannopoulos. A professor at LSU Law from 1957-79, A.N. “Thanassi” Yiannopoulos was a great supporter of the Law Center and spent much of his career rewriting the Louisiana civil code. He gave so much to LSU Law and Tulane Law School, and he will be missed.

Every year, one of our international LL.M. candidates benefits from the Yiannopoulos scholarship, which attracts promising scholars to the LSU Law Center and has already helped a number of them to fulfill their dream.

See article by Cathy Hughes, The Advocate, Feb. 1st, 2017

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