Romain Lorentz

Adjunct Faculty, Ethics and Business Law

B.A., Business Law & Public Intl Law, University of Orleans
J.D., Postgraduate degree in Law, option Private Law, major in Business Law, University of Orleans
M.A., Comparative Law LL.M, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I) and Panth¿on-Assas University (Paris II), Paris, France
Other, , Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II)
Other, , University of Orleans

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Romain Lorentz has been teaching at the Opus College of Business since 2006. Before then, he taught U.S. law at the University of Paris II, France, where he was also coordinating the LL.M. Program in French and European Business Law. In addition, he worked as a senior editor for Caselex, an online European law information and database company. His research interests include intellectual property law, Internet law, European Union law, torts and comparative law. His most recent publications relate to pure economic loss, commercial agency and private enforcement of antitrust law. He has been a member of Professor Louis Vogel's research team (Paris) for more than 10 years. Lorentz was named 2012 Gaylord Jentz Scholar by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Lorentz serves on the board of directors of the Alliance Française of Minneapolis-St Paul. He is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, as well as the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

He holds a Maîtrise in Law (J.D.) from the University of Orléans (France), a D.E.A. (LL.M.) in Comparative Law and a Doctorate in Comparative Private Law (J.S.D.) from the Universities of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (Paris, France).

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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BLAW 303 - 01 International Business Law M - W - - - - 1115 - 1255 SCH 301
Description of course International Business Law : CRN: 42904
An exploration of the international legal environments and some of the legal issues and problems confronting businesses as they cross international boundaries. Topics include international trade, foreign investment, transfer of technology, international dispute resolution, international contracting, employment law, and the role of multinational enterprises. Prerequisite: Junior standing
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BLAW 303 - 02 International Business Law M - W - - - - 1315 - 1455 SCH 301
Description of course International Business Law : CRN: 42905
An exploration of the international legal environments and some of the legal issues and problems confronting businesses as they cross international boundaries. Topics include international trade, foreign investment, transfer of technology, international dispute resolution, international contracting, employment law, and the role of multinational enterprises. Prerequisite: Junior standing
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J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul (2006 - present)
  • Senior Editor for France, Caselex, (2008 - 2011)
  • Temporary Paralegal, Legalpeople, Chicago (2005 - 2005)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), Paris (2002 - 2004)
  • Research Assistant, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), Paris (1999 - 2002)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)
  • Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB).

Professional Service
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Reviewer
  • Managing the Legal Nexus among Intellectual Property, Employees, and Global Trade, Reviewer
  • Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Reviewer

Public Service
  • The French Academy of Minnesota, Other

Publications
  • Lorentz, R. M., & Demme, G. (2005). Responsabilité civile et naissance d'un enfant Aperçu comparatif (Civil Liability & the Birth of a Child - A Comparative Overview). Revue Internationale de Droit Compare, (1), pp. 103-139

Books and Chapters
  • Lorentz, R. M. (forthcoming). Comparative Law Before the Courts. In Andenas, M. and Fairgrieve, D. (Ed.), The use of comparative law in birth-related tort cases. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Lorentz, R. M., & Vogel, L. (forthcoming). Les pouvoirs d'enquête des autorités de la concurrence. Etude comparative [Investigative Powers of Competition Authorities. A Comparative Study.]. Paris: Editions Panthéon-Assas, coll Paris: Editions Panthéon-Assas, coll: Droit Global / Global Law
  • Lorentz, R. M. (2015). Courts and Comparative Law. In Andenas, M. and Fairgrieve, D (Ed.), The use of comparative law in birth related tort cases, Ch 25. Oxford University Press
  • Marsnik, S. J., & Lorentz, R. M. (2015). Managing the Legal Nexus between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts. In L.J. Oswald, M.A. Pagnattaro (Ed.), Employer or employee ownership of copyrighted works? A comparative perspective on the work-for-hire doctrine (p. 290). Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Lorentz, R. M., & Vogel, L. (2014). Les actions privées en droit de la concurrence. Etude comparative [Private Enforcement of Antitrust Laws. A Comparative Study.]. Paris: Editions Panthéon-Assas, coll Paris: Editions Panthéon-Assas, coll: Droit Global / Global Law
  • Lorentz, R. M. (2012). The private enforcement of antitrust laws. Paris : Editions Panthéon-Assas, coll. Droit Global / Global Law
  • Lorentz, R. M. (2007). French Civil Code: Its Relevance to the Common Law World and Beyond. In Duncan Fairgrieve (Ed.), Duty of care et intérêt lésé - Etude croisée (Duty of Care & Infringed Interest - A Cross Examination) (pp. 125-141). London: BIICL
  • Vogel, P., & Lorentz, R. M. (2004). Le Code civil un passé un présent un avenir. In Vogel (Ed.), Le monde des codes civils (written by research team including Romain Lorentz). Paris: Dalloz

Research Interests
  • Anti-Trust
  • Business Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • Tort Law

Awards and Honors
  • Gaylord-Jentz Scholar Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2012

Presentations
  • "The status and liability of internet intermediaries: A comparative perspective" Southwest Pacific Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, California, February 01, 2015
  • "Who owns employee created or commissioned works? Pitfalls in a globally distributed work environment" Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle, Washington, August 01, 2014
  • "Employer or employee ownership of copyrighted work?: A comparative perspective on the work-for-hire doctrine" Managing the Legal Nexus Among Intellectual Property, Employees, and Global Trade - University of Georgia, Terry College of Business and University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 01, 2014
  • "The birth-related tort dilemma - where law and morals collide. A comparative perspective" Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, California, February 01, 2014
  • "Killing four birds with one stone using the historical evolution of products liability as an introduction to legal reasoning" Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Kansas City, MO, August 01, 2012
  • "The liability of internet service providers - A comparative overview" ALSB - Academy of Legal Studies in Business, New Orleans, LA, August 13, 2011
  • "The liability of internet service providers - A comparative overview" MBAA - Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, IL, March 01, 2011
  • "Pure economic loss" World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, (Utrecht, Netherlands, July 01, 2006
  • "Led a seminar on comparative birth-related torts at Sciences-Po, at the invitation of Dr. Duncan Fairgrieve (January 2004)" Sciences-Po, Paris, Paris, France, January 01, 2004