Prior to joining the Tulane Law faculty in 2009, Professor Scalise had served on the faculty of the Louisiana State University Law Center since 2004. Since 2007, he held the McGlinchey Stafford Associate Professorship there. After his graduation from Tulane Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review, Professor Scalise clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and pursued his LLM at Trinity College, Cambridge University, on a Gates Fellowship. He then worked as an associate attorney in the corporate and business section of the New Orleans law firm of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC.
A member of the Louisiana State Law Institute and a Board member of the American Society of Comparative Law, Professor Scalise has written extensively on civil law topics, particularly in the area of successions and inheritance. He is currently editing a book on European contract law and working on another book on the civil law of property. In 2011, he was appointed to serve as an appeals judge in cases contesting decisions made by the BP oil spill compensation system. In 2012, he began a term as Vice Dean of the Law School.
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Spring 2017 - Successions, Donations & Trusts; Trusts & Estates