The Center for Civil Law Studies of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center presents the 36th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Reception to follow in the Tucker Room, W303
Vernon Valentine Palmer is the Thomas Pickles Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law at Tulane University. He is internationally renowned for his contributions to the field of comparative law. In 1994 he was named Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French prime minister, and in 2006, in recognition of his services to France, President Chirac made him a Chevalier in La Legion d’Honneur. He is also a titular life member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. His scholarly works now include more than 12 books and 50 articles, much of it emphasizing the value of comparative law as a means of understanding the interaction between common law and civil law in world legal systems. His ground-breaking study Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide (Cambridge Univ. Press) is the leading work in its field and his comparative treatises on strict liability and pure economic loss, written for the Common Core Project, have been widely acclaimed.
Dr. Palmer has held faculty appointments in various capitals around the world, including La Sorbonne in Paris and universities in Strasbourg, Lausanne, Martinique, Barcelona, Trento, Geneva, Fribourg, Hamburg and this coming year in Tokyo.
Professor Palmer graduated from the Tulane Law School with law review honors, and received a Masters in Law from Yale and his D.Phil (Doctor of Philosophy) from Oxford University (Pembroke College).