Professor Olivier Moréteau received John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Award for Francophone Leadership
Professor Olivier Moréteau of Baton Rouge received the 2014 John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Award for Francophone Leadership. He joined the Louisiana State University faculty in 2005, when he was named the first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair. He is the director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies and the associate vice chancellor for international programs.
He received his Ph.D., summa cum laude, at the Université Jean Moulin in 1990. He has authored and edited books in French and English, and written articles in various languages on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, tort law, the law of obligations and legal education. He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the European Group on Tort Law, the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, the Société de Législation comparée, the American Law Institute, the Louisiana Bar Equivalency Panel and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.