Forrest Hansen, JD


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Hansen, Forrest


Forrest is passionate and enthusiastic about genealogy and civil law. He is a native of Louisiana, the only civil law jurisdiction in the United States, and his favorite food is chicken gumbo. Forrest has practiced law as an attorney for international law firms, an in-house corporate counsel for a global corporation, and a law clerk for a federal judge. He is fluent in French and has lived in France, another civil law jurisdiction, for several years.

Forrest regularly presents on the topics of international law, government regulations, legal ethics, compliance, and mental health and well-being. For the past eight years he has taught law students as an adjunct professor at the Université of Paris and American University in the areas of common law property, common law contracts, professional responsibility, and comparative constitutional law. Forrest is thrilled to be an instructor at IGHR for the first time.

2021 Course

  • Course Nine Research in the South: Trans-Mississippi South