International Law Society: Dan Stigall to Discuss International Crime

 

International Crime

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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Catharine MacMillan Discusses Judah Benjamin and the Influence of Louisiana Civil Law on the English Common Law

On August 21, 2014, Catharine MacMillan, Professor of Law and Legal History at the University of Reading (U.K.), presented a paper on Judah Benjamin: The Louisianan’s Influence on British Law.

Judah P. Benjamin was the pre-eminent commercial attorney in 1840s New Orleans and a leading counsel before the United States Supreme Court of the 1850s.  Like many attorneys before and since him, Benjamin combined his legal career with one in politics.  It was his political involvement which led him to a senior role in the government of the Confederate States of America in the 1860s; this involvement, in turn, led to a self-described ‘political exile’ to England in 1865.  Between 1866 and 1883, Benjamin practiced law from London.

While it has long been recognized that the common law of contract borrowed or transplanted various concepts from French civilians, notably Pothier, it is only infrequently identified that Benjamin was the instigator of some of these borrowings.  Some of the common law of contract’s French borrowings came to England via Louisiana.  Prof. MacMillan has carefully researched this process and presented it in the most lively fashion. Her forthcoming book on Judah P. Benjamin will be greatly appreciated in Louisiana.

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Prof. Catherine MacMillan with Prof. Olivier Moréteau and Chancellor Jack Weiss

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Alexandru-Daniel On to Follow Advanced Scholarly Pursuits in Europe

 The CCLS announces with regret that Alexandru-Daniel On, our outstanding Research Associate, dear friend and promising scholar left to engage in advanced scholarly pursuits in Romania (Cluj-Napoca) and The Netherlands (Maastricht).

 Alexandru-Daniel On received an LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2010. He holds an LL.M. in Private Law (Babes-Bolyai University, 2011) and an LL.M. in Comparative Law (Louisiana State University, 2013). He is the recipient of the first A. N. Yiannopoulos Endowed Scholarship (for the academic year 2011-2012). His research and publications are focused on the law of torts, the law of obligations, and legal translation.

 Formerly a Research Assistant for Dr. Moréteau (2012), Alexandru-Daniel On then served as CCLS Research Associate from January 2013 to June 2014. He was a Managing Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies during this period, contributing to the creation and development of the Civil Law in Louisiana feature. He will no doubt remain an active associate member of the CCLS.

We wish him the best of luck for his future doctoral studies and we will follow his forthcoming steps in comparative law scholarship!

Agustin & Dan

Alexandru-Daniel On and Agustín Parise, former CCLS Research Associates

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