French Law Program Faculty and Advisory Board
Abdelkhaleq Berramdane, Université de Tours, Faculté de Droit, d’Économie et des Sciences Sociales
Michael Corrado, University of North Carolina School of Law
Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Marie-Laure Gély, Université de Tours, Faculté de Droit, d’Économie et des Sciences Sociales
Jean-Louis Halpérin, École Normale Supérieure
Steven Hammond, Esq., New York, New York
Emmanuelle Jouannet, Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Faculté de Droit
Christopher Knott, University of Maine School of Law
Jean-François Lang, Esq., Paris, France
Armel Le Divellec, Université Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas), Faculté de Droit
The Honorable Kermit Lipez, Portland, Maine
Jean-Paul Markus, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique
Charles Miller, Esq., Portland, Maine
Béatrice Parance, Université Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint-Denis), Faculté de Droit
Pierre-Henri Prélot, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Faculté de Droit
Leila Sadat, Washington University School of Law
Jay Theise, Esq., Boston, Massachusetts
- • Martin Rogoff, University of Maine School of Law. Professor Rogoff has been Director of the French Law Program since its founding in 1994. His principal academic interest is comparative constitutional law. He has published extensively in this field, both in American and French legal periodicals. He is the author of French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (2010). He holds degrees from Cornell University (B.A.), the University of California at Berkeley (M.A. in French History), and Yale (LL.B.).
- • Ludovic Ayrault, Université de Paris 1. As a student at the Faculté de Droit in Le Mans, Professor Ayrault participated in the first Franco-American Legal Seminar in 1994. He is now one of the leading experts on tax law in France. He has published numerous articles and two books: Droit fiscal général (2nd ed. 2011, with co-authors) and Le contrôle juridictionnel de la régularité de la procédure d'imposition (2004).
- • Gilles Cottereau, Université du Maine (Le Mans). Professor Cottereau teaches public international law and is a leading scholar in that field. He has served as Dean of the Faculté de Droit and as President of the Université du Maine. He was one of the original founders of the French Law Program and has remained active to this day.
- • Malick Ghachem, University of Maine School of Law. Professor Ghachem teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, legal history, and law and religion. He holds degrees from Harvard (B.A. and J.D.) and Stanford (Ph.D. in French History). His book The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution will appear shortly. He has also published several articles on French and American legal history.
- • Jean-Éric Gicquel, Université de Rennes 1. Professor Gicquel is professor of constitutional law and is responsible for international relations at the law faculty in Rennes. He is the co-author of the leading French treatise on constitutional law, Jean-Gicquel & Jean-Éric Gicquel, Le droit constitutionnel et institutions politiques (25th ed. 2011).
- • Christophe Guettier, Université du Maine (Le Mans). Professor Guettier is professor of administrative law. He is the author of numerous books on French administrative law, including Droit des contrats administratifs (3rd ed. 2011), Institutions administratives (5th ed. 2010), Droit administratif (3rd ed. 2009).
- • Juliette Morel-Maroger, Université du Maine (Le Mans). Professor Morel-Maroger teaches in the area of private law. Her subjects include advanced contract law and banking law. She is a co-author of Droit bancaire (2011).
- • Charles Norchi, University of Maine School of Law. Professor Norchi teaches public international law, comparative law, and marine law and serves as Director of the Law School’s Marine Law Institute. He holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.), Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D.), and Yale (J.S.D. and LL.M.). He has published extensively in the field of the law of the sea and in several other areas.
- • Gwénaëlle Proutière-Maulion, Université de Nantes. Professor Proutière-Maulion is Director of the Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique at the Université de Nantes. She has published numerous articles on maritime law and European Union law and is a leading expert on European fisheries law.
- • Myriam Roussille, Université du Maine (Le Mans). Professor Roussille is professor of private law and is responsible for international relations at the Faculté de Droit. Her specialties are contract law and commercial law. She is the author of the book La compensation multilatérale (2006).
- • Sarah Schindler, University of Maine School of Law. Professor Schindler teaches in the property and land use areas. Her scholarship focuses on emerging trends in land use law. She holds degrees from the University of Georgia (A.B. and J.D.) and served as law clerk for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- • Deirdre Smith, University of Maine School of Law. Professor Smith is Director of the Law School’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, a general practice clinical program. She has published extensively in the areas of evidence, with a particular focus on the intersection of psychiatry, mental illness, and the law of evidence in the context of civil litigation. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and the University of Maine School of Law (J.D.).
- • Francesca Vassallo, University of Southern Maine. Professor Vassallo is Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine. She teaches courses in French and European politics. She holds degrees from the University of Padua (B.A.), American University (M.A.), and Georgetown (M.A. and Ph.D.). Her articles have appeared in the journals French Politics and Journal of Contemporary European Studies. She is the author of the book France, Social Capital and Political Activism (2010).
Alumni Advisory Board
Ludovic Ayrault, Université de Paris 1
John Bean, Esq., Washington, D.C.
David Corbé-Chalon, Paris, France
Michael Dixon, Esq., Portland, Maine
Theodore Joyce, Esq., Miami, Florida
Gabriel Weiss, Esq., Boston, Massachusetts
Amanda Zane, Esq., Paris France