Professor Frédérique Ferrand of the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 in Lyon, France will travel to Baton Rouge to deliver the 43rd John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law at LSU Law on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Presented by the Center for Civil Law Studies, which is housed in the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, the lecture will take place in the McKernan Auditorium beginning at 12:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public, and those interested in attending can RSVP by email at email@example.com.
Ferrand has been on the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 faculty since 1990, and her teaching and scholarship focuses on French, European, and comparative civil procedure law and enforcement law, family law, civil law, and comparative law. She has participated in several international and European research programs, including the Commission on European Family Law, and she also serves as director of the Institute for Comparative Law Édouard Lambert (IDCEL) and research team director of the International, European and Comparative Law Research Center (EDIEC).
In her lecture, “Evolutions in European Family Law: Towards a Common Core,” Ferrand will explore current trends in European family law, including recent cooperation on family matters within the European Union and the emerging trend of implementing national European family laws on matters like divorce while continuing different approaches to certain sensitive issues. Legal matters regarding marriage, divorce, custody, and children’s rights can be extremely complicated in the Europe Union because each member state has its own laws, and the European Union has a limited role when it comes to such matters.
The Tucker Lecture series recognizes LSU Law Class of 1920 graduate Colonel John H. Tucker Jr., one of Louisiana’s foremost legal scholars. Since 1972, a distinguished scholar has been invited to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center to give a lecture on civil law in appreciation of Tucker’s civil law scholarship and his dedication to law reform.