March 23, 2007
Tulane Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Claire Moore Dickerson will visit Tulane as the Senator John B. Breaux Endowed Chair for Business Law beginning in 2007. As inaugural holder of the Chair, Professor Dickerson’s primary objectives will be to strengthen the Law School's corporate, tax, and/or commercial law curricula, maximize the opportunities for the growth of the Law School's JD/MBA joint degree, and build new ties between Tulane's School of Law and the A.B. Freeman School of Business.
Claire Moore Dickerson is Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. As co-director of Rutgers’s Global Legal Studies program, her research interests have taken her to Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Cameroon where she is a permanent visiting professor at the University of Buea.
Commended world-wide for her distinguished scholarly and teaching activity in fields such as business associations, contracts, comparative law, and international business transactions, Professor Dickerson is also noted for her focus on the intersection between commerce and human rights.
Professor Dickerson earned her J.D. at Columbia, where she was a Stone Scholar, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is also a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a Durant Scholar. Following 12 years and partnership at the international law firm of Coudert Brothers in New York, she became partner of, and later counsel to, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, a Philadelphia-based firm. In 1986, Professor Dickerson began her teaching career at St. John's University School of Law.
Professor Dickerson's scholarship has applied socioeconomic principles to business-related areas of law, with a particular focus on standards of performance.