English CV

Born on the 30th of October 1960 in Paris

Married, three children (1993, 1995 and 2002)

French nationality

Baccalauréat, section C, mention “ très bien ”, 1977

Second price of the “ concours général en histoire ”, 1976

5th price of the concours des historiens de demain, National Archives, 1977

Classed first for the competition to the entrance in the École Normale Supérieure (Ulm), 1979

Student in the E.N.S. from 1979 to 1982

Military duty in the French Navy, 1982-1983

Degrees in history :

Bachelor of Arts (Licence ès lettres), University Paris IV, 1980

Master in history, mention “ très bien ”, University Paris IV, 1981

Degree of specialized studies “ Histoire et civilisation de l’Antiquité ” (Ancient History), University Paris IV, 1982

Degree of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études, IVth section, 1984

Degrees in Law

Bachelor in Law (Licence en droit), University Paris I, 1981

Master in public Law, University Paris II, 1982

Master in legal history, University Paris II, 1982

State Doctorate (Ph. D.), mention “ très honorable ”, Université Paris II, 1985, thesis price from University Paris II

Teaching functions :

1983-1986 Assistant at the University Paris II

1986-1988 Lecturer (Maître de conférences) at the University Paris II

1986-1989 Lecturer at the Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris

1988 Agrégé d’histoire du droit, nominated professor at the University Lyon III 1988-1998, then professor at the University of Burgundy 1998-2003, dean of the Law Faculty 2000-2003

1994 Elected junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Law professor at the Ecole normale supérieure since september 2003


Missions and stays abroad :

1996 German-French Summer Academy in La Rochelle (about European Law) organized by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

1997-2000 courses in Lausanne about consumer Law

1998 First visit to Japan for a congress in Fukuoka (Hundred Years of the Japanese Code) and conferences in the universities of Tokyo and Nagoya

July 2001 Research stay in Münster thanks the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

February 2002 Lectures at the University of Lancaster (Erasmus-Socrates program)

2000-2004 Conferences in Münster (about cooperative companies), Berlin (about the German edition of the Code Napoléon), Francfort (about legal history in the academic life today) ; in Bologna (about the history of business lawyers in France), Padova (about economic offences in the French penal Code of 1810) ; in Bonn, Francfort, Münster, Lisbonne, Porto, Turin about Hundred Years of the French Civil Code.

April 2005 Second Visit in Japan ; conferences in Tokyo, Nagoya and Niigata, participation in the Congress of Japanese legal historians.

Februrary 2007 Third visit to Japan, courses and conferences at Nagoya and Tokyo

April 2008 Visit to India, lectures at Jawahrlal Nehru University and at the Asiatic Society (Kolkata) : comparisons between Indian and Freench Law, Impact of International Law upon

French Law

June and December 2008 Participations in Congresses in Jerusalem and Birzeit (Palestine)

April 2009 Lecture at Cornell Law School abut custom

2010 Fourth visit to Japan, courses and conferences in Nagoya and Tokyo ; Visit to Chile (School Michel Foucault with the University of Chile)

2011 Second Visit to India, conferences in New Delhi

Languages spoken : English, German, Italian

Administrative functions :

2000-2001 Member of the official commission (Ministr