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Joel Monéger

Director, Institut Droit Dauphine, University Paris-Dauphine
Ph.D., LL.M., University of Paris-Sorbonne

Professor Monéger is also Professor of Law, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the PhD College at University Paris-Dauphine. He previously served as Dean of the School of Law, Economics and Business Administration (until 2001); Director of the "Institute of Research in Business and Economic Law" (until 1998); and Director of the Business School at the University of Orleans (until 1991). He has been a visiting professor at law schools across the United States, Europe and francophone Africa, as well as in Argentina and Uruguay. Among these are University of Wroclaw, Poland (2008/9), Saint-Louis University (1993-2009; 4-6 week annual visits), Loyola University in New Orleans (2007), Louisiana State University (2006), University of Bochum, Germany (2005), Tulane Law School (2003), and University of Virginia (2000). Professor Monéger's main focus areas are Contract Law, EU Competition and Merger Law, Economic Law, Comparative Law, and he has published extensively on these topics.

Vernon Valentine Palmer

Thomas Pickles Professor, Tulane Law School
BA, 1962, LLB, 1965, Tulane University; LLM, 1966, Yale University; DPhil, 1985, Pembroke College, Oxford University.

Professor Palmer is also Co-Director, Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law; and Director, European Legal Studies Program at Tulane Law School. Professor Palmer's primary fields of interest are the civil law, comparative law, and legal history. He is the author of more than forty books and articles. Professor Palmer teaches courses in comparative law, obligations, European legal systems, products liability, and sales and leases. Professor Palmer has served as director of Tulane's Institute of European Legal Studies in Paris and as editor in chief of The Tulane European and Civil Law Forum. He received the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and 2001 in recognition of his research. In 2005, Professor Palmer received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at Tulane University.

In 1986-87 and again in 1992-93, he held the Chair of Common Law at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). During the 1998-99 academic year, he was Visiting Professor of Comparative Law at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, as well as at the University of Trent in Trento, Italy. In 2000, he was visiting professor of comparative law at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, and in 2005 at the University of Fribourg.

Professor Palmer was organizing chair of the First Worldwide Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions, held in New Orleans in November 2002. He was elected President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists and was elected a titulary member of the International Academy of Comparative Law at the Hague. In 2006 Professor Palmer was made a "chevalier" in the French Legion of Honor.

Olivier Ramond
Olivier Ramond
Professor Ramond is Professor of Finance at University Paris-Dauphine. His areas of interest encompass economic consequences of financial information, market regulation, taxation of multinational corporations, tax reporting of financial instruments and derivatives, especially in the financial sectors (Banks, Insurance, Real-Estate). He has published numerous articles on these topics in both non-academic and academic journals such as the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Professor Ramond is also a certified actuary, member of the French Society of Actuaries.

Arnaud Raynouard
Arnaud Raynouard
Professor of Law, University Paris-Dauphine
DEA (Diploma of Higher Studies) in private law at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (mention Assez Bien)
Masters in private law (mention Assez Bien) at the University of Paris II Panthéon –Assas ; Masters of management science (mention Bien) at the University of Paris IX Dauphine
1985 to 1988: National Institute of Languages and Oriental Civilization (INALCO) in Malaysian-Indonesian ; DEUG of law at the University of Panthéon-Assas
French Baccalauréat (1985)

Professor Raynouard is a Full Professor of Law and Vice-President of International Affairs at the University of Paris-Dauphine. He serves as the Director of the Master Administration Tax Law – International Program and Director of the Master Advanced Tax Law.

At Dauphine at Jiaotong University, he also serves as the Director of the Master Law, Finance and Regulation. Professor Raynouard was a Full Professor of law at the University of Metz (1999-2002) and at the Université des Sciences sociales Toulouse (2002-2008). He has also been a visiting professor at numerous universities around the world, including IMT Ghaziabad (India), Financial University of Moscow (former Academy of Finance of Moscow, Russia). Sookmyung Women’s University (South Korea) and Louisiana State University (USA). 

Professor Raynouard has been a Consultant to the French Supreme Courts Lawyers (since 1999) and worked as a Consultant at Simmons & Simmons Law Firm in Paris (2000-2005, with special counsel from 2006-2012). He is the creator of Lexbase, an Internet legal database and was the Technical director from 1996-2000. 

Many research programs have been administered under the direction of Professor Raynouard, most recently Economic Efficiency of Law (2eL), Civil Law Initiative Foundation (2007 – 2012). Professor Raynouard has attended various conferences and published many books and articles relating to his areas of focus, which include: International, European and Comparative Law, Business Law, Civil Law, IT Law, & Continuing Education.

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