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Eason-Weinmann Lecture

The Eason-Weinmann Lecture is given each year on a topic in the field of comparative law.

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The Honorable Johann van der Westhuizen (Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, center) delivered the 2017-2018 Eason-Weinmann Lecture.

History

The Eason-Weinmann Lecture is funded by the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, established in 1981 through the generosity of Virginia Eason Weinmann and John Giffen Weinmann, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate (L'52). Ambassador Weinmann is the former Chair of Tulane's Board of Administrators, and the law building is named for him. The Center is co-directed by Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer and Professor Jörg Fedtke. The Eason Weinmann Center funds other comparative law visitors to the Law School each year.

Past Lecturers

2018-19

Antoine Garapon
Secretary General, Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice

2017-18

Johann van der Westhuizen
Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

2016-17

Bernard Schlink
Professor of Law
Humboldt University Berlin

2015-16

Ian Forrester
Judge of the Court of Justice for the European Union

2013-14

"Socio-economic Rights in India--A Comparative Perspective"

Mahendra Pal Singh
Chairperson
Delhi Judicial Academy

Former Vice-Chancellor
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

2012-13

"Features, Problems and Direction of International Economic Law"

Guiguo Wang
Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law
Dean of the Faculty of Law
City University of Hong Kong

2011-12

"Contract Law in Europe and the United States -- Legal Unification in the Civil Law and the Common Law"

Hein Kötz
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Founding President, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany

2010-11

"Exporting Democracy: Absolutes and Relatives"

Jeffrey Jowell, QC
Director of the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law

2009-10

Justice Nicholas Kasirer
Court of Appeal of Quebec

Former Dean of the Faculty of Law, McGill University

2008-09

Antonio Gambaro
University of Milan

2006-07

Günter Frankenberg
J.W. Goethe-University
Frankfurt, Germany

2004-05

Sir Basil Markesinis, QC, LL.D, DCL, FBA
Chair of Common & Civil Law
University College, London

Jamail Regents Professor
University of Texas

2004-05

H. Patrick Glenn
Peter M. Laing Professor of Law
McGill University

2003-04

Symeon C. Simeonides
Dean and Professor of Law
Willamette University College of Law

2002-03

Kenneth Reid
Chair of Property Law
University of Edinburgh

2001-02

Ole Lando
Emeritus Professor
Copenhagen Business School

2000-01

Xavier Blanc-Jovan
Professor Emeritus
University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne)

1999-2000

George C. Christie
James B. Duke Professor of Law
Duke University School of Law

1998-99

Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.
Trustee Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

1997-98

The Honorable Carl Baudenbacher
Judge, European Free Trade Association

Court of Justice and Chair of Private Law
Commercial Law and Economic Law
University of St. Gall, Switzerland

1996-97

Anastasia Grammatikaki-Alexiou
Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece