SCLAHS Member Olivier Moréteau Receives Prestigious Award
On Thursday, February 9, Professor Moréteau, LSU Center of Civil Law Director and Assistant Dean, was one of three LSU faculty members 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.
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.”