LL.M. Tour at the Louisiana Supreme Court

On August 5th, 2016, Prof. O. Moréteau and Christabelle Lefebvre accompanied the five new LL.M. candidates to New Orleans for a team-building and sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana Law Library, in the splendid court building at 400 Royal Street. The visit of the Rare Books Room is always a highlight!


‘Father Chief Justice’ E.D. White, the only Louisianian who ever sat on the U.S. Supreme Court, welcomes the group at the court entrance at 400 Royal Street, New Orleans


Brandon Wright, Assistant Librarian at the Law Library of Louisiana, introduces the LL.M. candidates to the sometimes unique volumes kept in the rare books collection


4th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Roland L. Belsome welcomes the delegation to the historical court building


French students travel all the way to Louisiana to hold an original copy of the Napoleonic Code (Code civil des Français, 1804)


Our three French candidates looking for article 1382 in the original: the excitement is palpable


Questioning looks


The new Louisiana Supreme Court? After all, they are seven!


Hail to the chief! In front of Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson’s portrait

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Welcome to Café Français and Que Pasa PMH

imagesVous parlez français? un peu? Come to the Café français, every Friday with an odd number, starting August 19 (tomorrow) and running all semester.

¿Habla español? ¿un poco? Do attend Que Pasa PMH, every Friday with an even number, starting August 26 and running all semester.

Time & Venue: CCLS/West Conference Room (W326B), 12:40 to 1:40 pm.

Format: informal conversation in French (café français) or Spanish (Que Pasa PMH). Coffee is served. Bring your lunch or goodies. Occasionally we have a presenter and you can volunteer. Informal atmosphere guaranteed to practice even minimal language skills and learn from one another.



Café français: Prof. Olivier Moréteau et Madame Marie-Antoinette olivier.moreteau@law.lsu.edu

Que Pasa PMH: LSU Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA), President: Tatiana Torres, VP: Carolina De La Peña, Secretary: Matt Boles. hlsalsulaw@gmail.com

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Welcome to the LL.M. Class of 2017!

Five international students arrived last week for the LL.M. in Comparative Law, starting with a two-week orientation class. This is the first LL.M. group to be taken care of by Christabelle Lefebvre (Montreal, Canada), new Coordinator for the Center of Civil Law Studies and International Program.

16-17 LL.M. August Picture

From left to right, Christabelle Lefebvre (LL.M. Coordinator), Nils Langensteiner (Stuttgart, Germany), Sebastian Telecan (Cluj, Romania), Audrey Michenaud (Nantes, France), Clarisse Baugier (Aix-en-Provence, France), Prof. Olivier Moréteau (LL.M. Director), Sixtine Bonnard (Lyon, France)


From top left: Nils Langensteiner (Germany), Sebastian Telecan (Romania), Clarisse Baugier (France), Prof. Marlene Krousel (LSU), Sixtine Bonnard (France), and sitting, left to right, Christabelle Lefebvre (CCLS & International Programs Coordinator), Audrey Michenaud (France).




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All LSU Law Students and Faculty on the Lyon Program are Safe

From Dean Tom Galligan to the LSU Law Center Family:

All LSU Law students participating in the study abroad program in France have been accounted for and are safe in the wake of the tragic events at the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, on Thursday.  Five LSU Law students were in Nice at the time of the event, but they were not in the immediate area of the attack and were protected at all times. According to our LSU Law students and professors in Lyon, four students took shelter in a hotel until the attack was over and another was far removed from the location of the attack.

All of our LSU Law students and faculty in France are fine.  Thankfully they are safe.

The students are in their fifth week of the six-week Summer in Lyon program, which runs June 13 to July 23.  About 45 students are participating in this year’s summer program, which has been held in Lyon, France, for the past 14 years.  As you know, the program gives students the opportunity to study international law and an opportunity to experience European cities. Nice is an approximately four-hour train ride from Lyon.

We have reached out to those students – and their families – affected by the attack in Nice and have offered counseling and other assistance. All five of the students in Nice are scheduled to return to Lyon to finish the program.

The LSU Law family offers our sympathy and good thoughts to the families of those killed and to the injured. We mourn for all victims of violence.


Link to The Advocate coverage.


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Visit the Louisiana Civil Code Online

Over the course of more than five years, the Center of Civil Law Studies at LSU produced a translation into French of the Louisiana Civil Code. It was progressively published on Louisiana Civil Code Online, a webpage giving full access to the Code in English and in French, as revised and updated by the state legislature. The French translation now fully appears on this site.

The French part of the translation project (a Spanish translation will follow) was completed in July 2016, with the support of a Partner University Fund grant, supporting transatlantic partnerships around research and higher education, by the FACE Foundation, supporting French-American cultural exchange in education and the arts, in partnership with Université de Nantes.

Under the coordination of the CCLS director, the project mobilized the effort of fourteen French students visiting from the University of Nantes for three-month internships, three CCLS research associates, two CCLS coordinators, several visiting scholars, and a few world experts in legal translation.

The LCCO page was developed by Sam J. Levy, Internet Applications Developer at LSU Law.


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The Louisiana Civil Code is Now Entirely Available in French

July 4th, 2016, marked the United States’ 240th anniversary.

Today, July 5th, is an important day at LSU Law:

  • We welcome Thomas Galligan as our new Dean;
  • We wish Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pascal a Happy 101st Birthday; and
  • We congratulate the CCLS Team for completing the French translation of the Louisiana Civil Code, today fully available in English and in French on Louisiana Civil Code Online!


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LSU Law Welcomes Dean Thomas Galligan

Welcome Dean Galligan

Thomas C. Galligan was the president of Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire. Prior to this, he served as dean and the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he also taught torts and admiralty. He also taught at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was named the Dr. Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law and was honored by the students as the Outstanding LSU Professor six times. He has served as a member and chair of the American Bar Association Accreditation Committee and is a frequent continuing legal education speaker on his areas of expertise. He holds an A.B. from Stanford University, a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and a L.L. M. from the Columbia University Law School.

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Comparative Law and…

This volume gathers papers presented at the Juris Diversitas Annual Conference 2014, which was organized with and hosted by the Aix-Marseille University Faculty of Law. The general theme reveals the essence of Juris Diversitas as an international, interdisciplinary community originally composed of comparative law scholars, conversing with anthropologists, geographers, historians, philosophers, economists, linguists, sociologists, to explore the interaction of the law with all branches of human and social sciences. The chapters are arranged in sections that complete the title of the volume: comparative law and … methodology, sources, constitutions, history, liability, property, the courts, East Asia, and beyond.


View the Table of Contents

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Congratulations to the LL.M. Class of 2016

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Left to right: Kemi Iyun, Prof. Moréteau, Amalia Ciolpan, Sara Vono, Alina Ciortea, Alexandru Gociu

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Marina Biragova with John Bel Edwards, Governor of the State of Louisiana, who gave an inspiring Commencement speech

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Modupe “Kemi” Iyun with Prof. Marlene Kroussel

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LL.M. Class and friends with Dean Bill Corbett and Prof. Olivier Moréteau

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Proud LL.M. Graduates

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Research Assistant Position Available on Roman Legal Thought (Remote Work)

Research Assistant sought for approximately 120-150 hours of remote work on Roman Legal thought. Some familiarity with Roman law, particularly in the Eastern provinces, is desirable. Compensation is $21.33-$26.67 CAD depending on highest degree achieved.

Research is for a project that engages ancient Jewish legal thought in its Roman context from a Law & Humanities perspective.

Work can be done from anywhere in the world as long as the researcher has access to library materials. Work must be completed before April 30, 2017. If the hours are completed before October 1, 2016, there is the possibility of applying for a top-up grant for an extra 50 or so hours. Checks can be issued in Canadian or US dollars.

Please contact  chaya.halberstam@uwo.ca if you are interested!
From Chaya Halberstam
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
286 Epworth
London, Ontario N6A 2M3 CANADA
(519) 433-3491 x 4367
fax (519) 433-0353

(communicated by Prof. Christine Corcos)

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