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Meera Unnithan Sossamon

Assistant Professor of Law

Education

J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (summa cum laude), 2012

B.A., English, Newcomb College of Tulane University (2005)

B.S., Neuroscience, Newcomb College of Tulane University (2005)

Departments

  • College of Law

Expertise

  • Louisiana Civil Law

Bio

Professor Sossamon joined the law faculty in 2021 after practicing as a partner at the New Orleans law firm of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC. Professor Sossamon graduated first within the Civil Law Division of her class at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and also served on the Law Review and on the National Team of the Moot Court Program. During her time at Loyola, Professor Sossamon was also the recipient of the Dean’s Award for the highest grade-point average in the first-year class, as well as the J. Skelly Wright Award for Exceptional Oral Ability for placing first in the Loyola Intramural Moot Court competition. Upon graduation, Professor Sossamon was the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association Civil Code Award for graduating with the highest grade-point average in civil law courses.  

After graduation, Professor Sossamon served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. While in practice at Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC, Professor Sossamon was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.  


Professor Sossamon teaches in the areas of Obligations and other Louisiana Civil Code courses. Her scholarly interests include comparative analysis of civil and common law systems, with a particular interest in Louisiana’s civil law traditions. 
 

Classes Taught
●    Obligations I and II
●    Sales and Leases