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Ronald J. Scalise, Jr.

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law

BA, summa cum laude, 1997, JD, summa cum laude, 2000, Tulane University; LLM, 2003, first class honors, Cambridge University 

E-mail: rscalise@tulane.edu 
Telephone:  504.865.5958
Office:  Weinmann Hall 210-B


Biography:

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.
 
Courses:
Fall 2012 - Obligations II
Spring 2013 - Successions, Donations & Trusts
Other courses - Introduction to Civil Law Property, Obligations I, Comparative Law; Roman Law; Civil Law Property II


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The Times-Picayune, "Major change in bar exam grading," Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Alabama Live, "Oil spill claims operation names appeals judges," Thursday, June 9, 2011

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