Category Archives: Louisiana

Louis V de la Vergne (1938-2017)

Some years ago this blog had an entry on the de la Vergne manuscript or volume, with photographs of it and Louis V de la Vergne, its possessor. Mr de la Vergne has recently died. He was a man who … Continue reading

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PhD candidates sought

The Centre for Legal History in the University of Edinburgh has considerable experience in successfully supervising students for the degree of Ph.D. Supervision can be offered in Roman law, Roman and Canon law in the middle ages and early modern … Continue reading

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EARLY LOUISIANA AND HER SPANISH WORLD: 4 November, 2016

Our colleagues Seán Patrick Donlan of the School of Law of the University of the South Pacific and Vernon Palmer of the Tulane Law School have organised what promises to be an important conference on 4 November 2016, exploring the … Continue reading

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Tucker Lecture 2015; Louisiana State University, Center for Civil Law Studies

Esin Örücü, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law at the University of Glasgow, as well as Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of Comparative Law, delivered the Tucker Lecture on 17 … Continue reading

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Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)

Legal history and the study of the history of slavery have suffered a significant loss with the death on 16 December of Judith Kelleher Schafer at, by modern standards, a relatively early age. A graduate of Sophie Newcomb College and Tulane … Continue reading

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Louisiana Civil Code: Compiled Edition

All those who research in the legal history of Louisiana are aware of the enduring value of the Compiled Edition of the Civil Codes of Louisiana, produced by the Louisiana State Law Institute pursuant to a 1938 Act of the … Continue reading

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Legal Eagles of Louisiana

Legal Eagle is what the OED describes as a rhyming collocation. The term goes back to the 1940s, and is first found in the U.S.A. This Blog has a long-standing interest in Louisiana and its law. Louisiana is of course … Continue reading

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Bicentenary, Supreme Court of Louisiana & Martin’s Reports

2013 is the bicentenary of the Louisana Supreme Court, established under the State's constitution of 1812 after Louisiana's admission as a state of the Union. It is worth noting that 2013 has seen the investiture of the 25th Chief Justice, with the notable milestone … Continue reading

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Louisiana: Colonial Records, 1712-2012

In 1712, Antoine Crozat obtained a charter from the French Crown that granted him various privileges, mainly over commerce, in Louisiana for fifteen years. He had to send two ships each year to the colony with passengers and carrying material … Continue reading

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Slavery, Louisiana, and Codification

This blog has an obvious interest in both slavery and law and the law of Louisiana. Both of these topics come together with the publication of Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana, Lawbook Exchange, Clark … Continue reading

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