Professor Moréteau to Present on Code Translation at the Supreme Court of Louisiana

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A Law Library of Louisiana FREE CLE
Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society
A Perfect Circle?
Code Civil de Louisiane, Édition Bilingue

Presented by Dr. Olivier Moréteau
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Courtroom, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street

One Hour CLE

On Tuesday, April 24th, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society will co-sponsor a free CLE program at the Louisiana Supreme Court. For the first time since 1825, the current Louisiana Civil Code is available in English and in French. After the Louisiana Civil Code Online project, featuring the Civil Code online in both languages, the Center of Civil Law Studies published a paper edition of Le Code civil de Louisiane, Édition bilingue. This 780-page volume features the entire Civil Code with the official English on the left and the French translation on the right. It also features a foreword by Jean-Claude Gémar, Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal, a world renowned expert in legal translation, and an introduction by LSU Law School Professor Olivier Moréteau, editor of the book. The book is published as volume 28 in the Droit compare et européen series, by the prestigious Société de legislation compare, based in Paris. Professor Moréteau will discuss the process of translating the current civil code and producing the final work.

Dr. Olivier Moréteau is a Professor of Law and the first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He joined LSU in 2005. He is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, and the Director of International Programs. He earned his Doctorate in Law summa cum laude at the Université Jean Moulin, 1990, after research conducted in Cambridge with a British Council scholarship. He has authored and edited books in French and in English, and written over a hundred articles, chapters, notes, and reviews in various languages, published in international periodicals or books, on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, legal translation, tort law, the law of obligations, codification, and legal education.

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