Judith Rochfeld, Professeur à l'Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)
Carole Aubert de Vincelles, Professeur à l'Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Michel Séjean, Professeur à l'Université Bretagne Sud
Laurence Usunier, Professeur à l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Judith ROCHFELD, Co-President
Professor of Private Law at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1)
Co-ordinator of the Faculties of Law
Member of the Joint Research Unit of Comparative Law, n° 8103, CNRS-Paris I
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Address : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), 12 place du Panthéon, 75231 Paris Cedex 05
Judith Rochfeld is the holder of a degree in French Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1). Following a Masters of Advanced Studies in private law, she wrote her thesis at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 1997 (Cause and type of contract, supervised by J. Ghestin) and qualified in Private law and Criminal Sciences in 1999. She has been a professor at the University of Maine and then at the University Paris-Sud (Paris 11), Faculty of Jean Monnet at Sceaux. She has been a professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) since 2007.
Judith Rochfeld leads research groups in European contract law within the Joint Research Group (URM) n° 8103, CNRS-Paris 1. Here she has produced and co-produced works on Community law: “The EU acquis - Penalties for failing to execute” (L’Acquis communautaire. La sanction de l’inexécution) (in collaboration with Carole Aubert de Vincelles), Economica 2006; “The EU acquis. Electronic contracts”, (L’Acquis communautaire. Le contrat électronique) Economica 2010. This group of research has thus participated actively in the drafting of the Principles of the EU Acquis (Principes de l’Acquis communautaire).
Judith Rochfeld is a member of the research group on current Community law, known as “The EU Acquis” (integrated into the 6th EU Framework Programme), since 2000. In this capacity, she has participated in the drafting of the Principles of Existing EC Contract Law (Acquis Principles), Contract I, Pre-contractual Obligations, Conclusion of contract, Unfair Terms, Volume 1, Sellier, 2007 and Principles of existing EC Contract Law (Acquis Principles), Contract II, General Provisions, Delivery of Goods, Package Travel and Payment Services, Sellier, 2009. This group has also been involved in co-editing the Project for a Common Frame of Reference.
Judith Rochfeld writes regularly on legal developments; of legislative sources for the Revue trimestrielle de droit civil since 2000; of contract law, for the Semaine juridique, from 2000 to 2005 and of sources of contract law, in the Revue des contrats, since its creation.
Her main areas of teaching and research are contract law (domestic and European), consumer law, the fundamental areas of private law, the law of electronic commerce. She leads the Master 2 electronic commerce and numerical economy programme at Paris 1. She has published widely in both French and English (see list of publications).
Michel SEJEAN, General Secretary
Professor of Law at the University of Bretagne-Sud
Address : Faculté de Droit, Sciences Economiques et Gestion, Campus Tohannic, BP 573, 56017 Vannes
Michel Séjean is a Professor of Private Law at the University of Bretagne-Sud, with full professorship (agrégé des Facultés de droit).
Before his PhD in Private Law of Obligations, he graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington (School of Public and Environmental Affairs) and from the Higher Institute of Interpretation and Translation (Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction, Paris).
He has practised professional Legal Translation for over ten years. On the occasion of a six-month visit at Louisiana State University (2009), he translated into French the Principles of European Tort Law (O Moréteau (ed), Paris, 2011), and worked on the translation into French of the Louisiana Civil Code, as well as the Draft Common Frame of Reference.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Henri Capitant Law Review (http://henricapitantlawreview.fr/" target="_blank">http://henricapitantlawreview.fr), a leading bilingual Journal of French Civil Law in English and French. He has also contributed to the latest 2015 update of the English version of the French Commercial Code.Faculté de Droit, SciencesEconomiques et GestionCampus Tohannic, BP 57356017 VanneFaculté de Droit, SciencesEconomiques et GestionCampus Tohannic, BP 57356017 Vann
Laurence USUNIER, Assistant General Secretary
Professor of Private Law at Cergy-Pontoise University
Laurence Usunier is a Professor of Private Law at Cergy-Pontoise University. Her fields of expertise are private international law and comparative law. She holds an LLM in English and north-American business law (2001) and an LLD in comparative private international law (2006) from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. After having completed her legal education, she was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Luxembourg (2007-2010) and thereafter as maître de conférences at Paris 1 University (2010-2011). She passed the agrégation contest in 2011 and was subsequently appointed at Paris 13 University. She joined Cergy-Pontoise University in 2014, where she currently teaches private international law, as well as a number of courses in Anglo-American law.
Laurence Usunier regularly publishes case notes and articles in private international law and comparative contract law and she is in charge of chronicle about European and International sources of law in the Revue trimestrielle de droit civil. She has also been involved in a number of research projects, especially with Trans Europe Experts (on European contract law, collective redress, on-line gambling, crowdfunding…), and she has carried out a long-term project on the Doing Business reports and regulatory competition (La concurrence normative, Mythes et Réalités, with R. Sefton-Green, Société de législation comparée, 2013).