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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
  • 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 & Daniels, 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 & Daniels, 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. Professor Sossamon also serves on the Obligations Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute as well as on the Louisiana State Law Institute Council, an advisory adjunct to the Louisiana Legislature whose purpose is “to promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the law of Louisiana and its better adaptation to present social needs; to secure the better administration of justice and to carry on scholarly legal research and scientific legal work.” 

Professor Sossamon’s scholarly interests include comparative analysis of civil and common law systems, with a particular interest in Louisiana’s civil law traditions, and her next articles on these topics are slated for publication in the Tulane Law Review and the Louisiana Law Review.

Courses Taught:

  • Obligations I and II
  • Sales and Leases
  • Security Rights
  • Civil Law Property