Dictionary of the Civil Code

The Dictionary of the Civil Code, an English translation of more than 1600 entries selected from the Vocabulaire Juridique of Gérard Cornu under the auspices of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, introduces to readers, jurists or not, the essential concepts of the French Civil Code. Key to an understanding of the civil law through its terminology as translated and explained in English, the definitions are enriched with references made to the Civil Code of Louisiana.
This work of reference on the French legal and civil law culture is an essential tool for comparatists, civilians, jurilinguists and translators.

The Authors:

–   Gérard Cornu
–   Alain Levasseur
–   Marie-Eugénie Laporte-Legeais

The Translators:

– ‘Louisiana’ team: Mircea Bob, Eleanor Cashin-Ritaine, Vivian Curran, David Gruning, Olivier Moreteau (with Daniel On, Anne Perocheau, and Anne-Sophie Roinsard), Randy Trahan, and Serban Vacarelu.

– ‘Juriscope-Poitiers’ team: Lucas Mallowan, John Moore, Ruth Redmond-Cooper, Estelle Roy, and Kevin Streety.

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U.S. Department of Justice and LSU Perspectives on Transnational Crime

Dan E. Stigall, Coordinator for International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, gave an outstanding presentation on the challenges that face sovereign states in relation to the rise of transnational crimes in an increasingly globalized world.

This presentation gave LSU Law students the opportunity to better understand the basic principles of International Law established by the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), such as sovereignty and non-intervention, and what they mean in the context of cyber criminality: they are limiting law enforcement action on crimes that have become increasingly mobile and transnational.

Mr. Stigall also briefly discussed the differences between the law of armed conflict and law enforcement action, as well as the distinction between transnational crimes, which transcend national frontiers, and international crimes, which are punishable by International Courts such as genocide, war crimes and so on. He commented on the principal tools against transnational crimes handled by central authorities: mutual legal assistance and extradition.

Mr. Stigall insisted on the unique advantage derived from his LSU legal education when communicating with his foreign counterparts, especially in civil law countries. He praised the uniqueness of LSU, “making you a comparativist,” “enabling you to understand your counterpart” and to communicate and collaborate effectively. He featured the “Systems” class, today Western Legal Traditions and Systems, as the most significant and useful class in the curriculum.

He then focused on employment opportunities in the field of International Law, particularly with the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, and federal agencies in general. He emphasized the importance of being a comparative lawyer and strongly encouraged the students to seize any opportunity to speak another language and to seek international experience. His speech was well-received among the audience.

The ILS and the Civil Law Society warmly thank Dan E. Stigall for this inspiring presentation.

(Notes by Gaëlle Forget)

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International Law Society: Dan Stigall to Discuss Transnational Crime

 

Transnational Crime & the Other End of the Targeting Spectrum

by Dan E. Stigall

Monday, November 3, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 110

Dan E. Stigall is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, where he serves as Coordinator for International Security Affairs. He previously served on active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 2001-2009, serving in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. LL.M., 2009, George Washington University School of Law; J.D., 2000, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center; B.A., 1996, Louisiana State University.

ILS Members and all LSU Law students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend!

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Café Français & Deutscher Stammtisch: UPDATE

Vous parlez français ? Bien ? Un peu? Venez au Café français, meeting every other Wednesday, 12:40 to 1:40 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), October 15, 29, and November 12. The Café français was inaugurated last spring to gather students, staff and faculty who like to communicate in French in a relaxing setting.

Sprechen Sie (etwas) Deutsch? The Stammtisch meets every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), with next meetings on October 24, November 7 and 21.

Whether you attend the Café français, the Stammstisch, or both, you can bring your lunch, goodies, good humor and friends: coffee will be served and good conversation is guaranteed!

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Honoring LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year

On Wednesday, October 1st 2014, the Center of Civil Law Studies hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Reception to welcome the new LL.M. class of 2014–2015 and introduce them to faculty members,  former LL.M.s, student-members of the International Law Society, Graduate Editors of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, LSU staff members, and representatives of supporting organizations.

This year was a very special event, honoring LSU’s first and oldest Master’s program graduate, Professor Emeritus Robert Pascal, now in his 100th year, who received a M.C.L. (Master in Civil Law) 75 years ago.

Professor Olivier Moréteau congratulated him for over 75 years of diligent and productive study of the civil law and comparative law. Prof. Pascal published his first article in the Louisiana Law Review, volume 1, in 1938, and his latest in volume 70, in 2008. Some of his best articles can be read in Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order (O. Moreteau, ed. 2010), which includes a so-far unpublished Recollection of a Life Studying and Teaching Law. He taught several generations of law students in Baton Rouge, Rome and Paris, until his retirement in 1980. Participants, including LL.M.s of more recent years, expressed their love and admiration.

This was a great occasion for present LL.M. candidates to meet interesting people and to discuss further their background around a glass of wine, escaping the rigors of the academic program for a couple of hours.

The LL.M. team would like to thank faculty members, staff, and students who attended the event.

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Current and previous LLMs, from left to right: Garrett Condon (class of 2014), Haseeb Qadir (class of 2015), Florent Brémens (class of 2015), Bogdan Buta (class of 2014), Jennifer Lane, Professor Moréteau, Flavia Rocha Moody (class of 2012), Juan Davis Amaya (class of 2013), Gaëlle Forget (class of 2013), Vlad Vidican (class of 2015), Anouk Guéroult-Bellone (class of 2015)

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Prof. Moréteau honoring Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal

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Prof. Moréteau and Glynn Pellegrin, Director of the Center of Continuing Professional Development

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George Hardy, Graduate Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, with Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal

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Vlad Vidican (LL.M. class of 2015) and Chancellor Emeritus John Costonis

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Prof. Moréteau and Prof. Crawford

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Lyon Summer Program 2015

To our 1Ls: an Information Meeting on the 2015 Lyon Summer Program is scheduled

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Room 110.

Make sure you attend and spread the word!

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Café Français & Deutscher Stammtisch: Do not Miss on Foreign Language Opportunities at the Law Center!

Vous parlez français ? Bien ? Un peu? Venez au Café français, meeting every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), October 3, 17, 31 and November 14. The Café français was inaugurated last spring to gather students, staff and faculty who like to communicate in French in a relaxing setting.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? The Stammtisch meets every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), with next meetings on October 24, November 7 and 21. German speakers have already met twice this semester around our new Stammtisch, on September 12 and 26.

Whether you attend the Café français, the Stammstisch, or both, you can bring your lunch, goodies, good humor and friends: coffee will be served and good conversation is guaranteed!

Contact: olivier.moreteau@law.lsu.edu

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The Atakapa-Ishak: Introducing a Historic and Living Native American Tribe

The French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Museum present

“Native Americans in Louisiana History and their Rights: The Atakapa-Ishak Experience”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6-7 p.m.

Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans

“The Atakapa-Ishak: Introducing a Historic and Living Native American Tribe”
by Jeffrey Darensbourg
Tribal Council Member of the Alligator Band at Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest
Louisiana and Southeast Texas
and
“The Linguistic Rights of les créoles sauvages”
by
Dr. Olivier Moréteau
Professor of Law, Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair, Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies,
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

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Uisdean “Hugh” Vass, LL.M., LSU 1985, Presents on the Ramifications of the Scottish Independence Referendum

Hugh Vass, a Scottish lawyer who graduated with an LL.M. in Comparative Law (focus: oil and gas) from the LSU Law Center in 1985, was invited by the LSU Law John P. Laborde Energy Law Center on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 to give a presentation on the possible outcomes of the Scottish Independence Referendum and its potential implications on the European Union, the U.S.A. and the oil and gas industry. Mr. Vass is a Partner in the Oil and Gas division of Bond Dickinson.

Hugh Vass is qualified as a Scots solicitor and Louisiana attorney who practiced in Louisiana, Venezuela, and Brazil. Mr. Vass has an extensive experience in the oil industry and has been recently very active in Africa in jurisdictions such as Morocco, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria and Uganda. He has considerable expertise on the legal issues regarding the United Kingdom Continental Shelf and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.  Mr. Vass stated at the beginning of his presentation that he would not be where he is today without the knowledge he gained during his study at the Law Center, and specifically thanked Prof. Patrick Martin, his thesis advisor, for his assistance and guidance.

The LSU Law Center and LL.M. Program is proud to count such an outstanding lawyer and scholar as one of its own, and warmly thanks Mr. Vass for his extremely interesting presentation. It was a great success among students and professors at the law center.

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Vlad Vidican (LL.M. from Romania), P. Moréteau, Hugh Vass (LL.M. 1985), Gaëlle Forget (Research Associate, LL.M. 2013)

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The CCLS Welcomes its New Research Associate

The Center of Civil Law Studies is welcoming its new Research Associate, Gaëlle Forget who is filling the position left vacated by Alexandru Daniel-On.

Gaëlle Forget is not new to the Law Center. She was an exchange student from Lyon during the year 2011 – 2012 and then integrated the LL.M. program for the year 2012 – 2013. We are proud to count her as the new team member of the CCLS for the year 2014 – 2015.

Gaelle Forget received her degree of LL.B from the Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France in 2011. She holds a LL.M. in Business Law (Jean Moulin Lyon III University, 2012), a LLM in comparative law (Louisiana State University, 2013) and a LL.M. in International Trade Law (Paris X Nanterre University, 2014). Her interests are focused on international law, business law and immigration law. She is planning on taking the New York Bar in February 2015. Gaëlle Forget is also an Assistant Managing Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies.

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Ms. Forget during her time as an exchange student, at the Louisiana Supreme Court in the rare books collection room.

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