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Eason Weinmann Lecture

Uptown Campus
Weinmann Hall

Featuring Professor Vernon Palmer

Join Tulane Law School for its annual Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law as we host our own Professor Vernon Palmer, who is also one of the world's leading scholars in the field.

The event begins at 5 p.m. in the law school's John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 110, 6329 Freret St. A reception will follow.

Palmer this summer was named one of the leading scholars of the world’s legal systems by the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL).  He joined a select few international scholars – and the only American – honored as “Five Great Comparatists” for his landmark contributions to the field, an honor created in 2017 by the Academy and awarded to only one other group of five scholars to date.

Palmer specializes in comparative law and European and French civil law, and has been teaching and researching for more than 50 years, including extensive work abroad in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Africa. In 2006, French President Jacques Chirac made Palmer a “chevalier” in the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest civilian award, recognizing his work to build stronger ties between the United States and France. Earlier Palmer received from the French Prime Minister the Palmes Académiques. Palmer has written more than 50 books and articles, focusing his research on the comparative law of obligations, code revision, legal history of delictual liability and third-party beneficiary contracts. 

Palmer is twice a graduate of Tulane, receiving his BA and LLB, and also received his LLM from Yale and a DPhil from Oxford. 






Eason Weinmann Center of Comparative Law