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Claire Moore Dickerson

Senator John Breaux Chair Emerita, BA, LLB

AB, magna cum laude, 1971, Wellesley College; JD, 1974, Columbia University; LLM in Taxation, 1981, New York University

E-mail:  claire.dickerson@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.862.8826
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 255-A



Claire Moore Dickerson is also permanent visiting professor at the University of Buea in Cameroon.  She came to Tulane from the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where she was Professor of Law, Dickson Scholar, Schuchman Fellow, co-director of Rutgers’s Global Legal Studies program, and, later, the holder of the Visiting Lowenstein Chair.
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.
As a student at Columbia Law School, Professor Dickerson was a Stone Scholar.  From law school, she went to the international law firm of Coudert Brothers in New York.  Following 12 years and partnership there, 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.  Her research interests have taken her to Africa, principally Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Senegal, and she has presented her work both overseas and at home. Active in several professional legal organizations, including the Law & Society Association and the American Society of International Law, Professor Dickerson has served on the executive committee of the socioeconomic section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

Professor Dickerson's CV   |   SSRN author page 


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Promises of Future Performance and Informal-Sector Transfers of Personal Property: The Example of Anglophone Cameroon (forthcoming: ACTA JURIDICA 201­2)

OHADA’s Proposed Uniform Act on Contract Law: Formal Law for the Informal Sector, 13:3-4 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM 462 (2011)

Informal-Sector Entrepreneurs and Formal Law: A Functional Understanding of Business Law, 59 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW 179 (2011)

OHADA and the European Union Business Organizations – Certainty v. Flexibility, in SUPRANATIONALE GESELLSCHAFTSFORMEN IM TYPENWETTBEWERB (Peter Jung, ed.), Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen 2011, 75-90.

The Future of Law and Development: Flying Under the Radar (Symposium keynote), 35 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & COMMERCIAL REGULATION 555 (2010)

OHADA on the Ground: Harmonizing Business Laws in Three Dimensions, 25 TULANE EUROPEAN & CIVIL LAW FORUM 103 (2010)

Le droit de l’OHADA dans les états anglophones et ses problématiques linguistiques, 1-2008 REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE DROIT COMPARÉ 1: 7-17 (2008)
The Introduction of OHADA Law in Anglophone Countries: Linguistic Challenges ; Le droit de l’OHADA dans les états anglophones et ses problématiques linguistiques, REVUE DE DROIT DES AFFAIRES INTERNATIONALES; INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, 6 : 743-750 (2008)
The Cameroonian Experience under OHADA: Business Organizations in a Developing Economy, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY REVIEW, 112:191-213 (2007)
Harmonizing Business Laws in Africa: OHADA Calls the Tune, 44 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 17 (2005), reprinted in HARMONIZATION OF BUSINESS LAW IN AFRICA: THE LAW, ISSUES, PROBLEMS & PROSPECTS (Mohammed Baba Idris, ed., 2007)
Sex and Capital: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, Symposium on People of Color, Women and the Public Corporation, 79 ST. JOHN’S LAW REVIEW 1161 (2005)
Corporations As Cities: Targeting the Nodes in Overlapping Networks, 29 J. CORP. L. 533 (2004)
Ozymandias As Community Project: Managerial/Corporate Social Responsibility and the Failure of Transparency, 35 CONN. L. REV. 1035 (2003)
Human Rights: The Emerging Norm of Corporate Responsibility, 76 TULANE L. REV. 1431 (2002)
Culture and Transborder Effects: Northern Individualism Meets Third-Generation Human Rights, Latcrit Symposium issue, 54 RUTGERS L. REV. 865 (2002)
Bracketed Flexibility: Standards of Performance Level the Playing Field, 26 J. CORP. L. 1001 (2001)
Transnational Codes of Conduct Through Dialogue: Leveling the Playing Field for Developing-Country Workers, 53 FLA. L. REV. 611 (2001)
Feminism and Human Rights, 22 WOMEN’S LAW REPORTER 139 (2001)
Political Corruption: Free-Flowing Opportunism, Symposium Issue, 14 CONN. J. INT’L L. 393 (1999)
Spinning Out of Control: The Virtual Organization and Conflicting Governance Vectors, 59 U. PITT. L. REV. 759 (1998)
Virtual Organizations: From Dominance to Opportunism, 23(2)  NEW ZEALAND J. INDUST. REL. 35 (1998)
Cycles and Pendulums: Good Faith, Norms and the Commons, 54 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 399 (1997)
GATT 1994: Fool’s Goal?, 11 ST. JOHN’S J. LEGAL COMM. 259 (1996)
Equilibrium Destabilized: Fiduciary Duties Under the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Symposium Issue, 25 STETSON L. REV. 417 (1995)
From Behind the Looking Glass: Good Faith, Fiduciary Duty and Permitted Harm, 22 FLA. ST. U. L. REV.  955 (1995)
Is It Appropriate to Appropriate Corporate Law Concepts: Fiduciary Duty and the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, 64 U. COLO. L. REV. 111 (1993)
New Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Are Certificated Shares Subject to a Perfected Security Interest If Held in Escrow?  17 HOFSTRA L. REV. 407 (1989)
Interested Directors of New York Corporations and the Burden of Proof, 1988 COLUM. BUS. L. REV. 91

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