Congratulations to Dr. Agustín Parise, LSU LL.M. 2006, on his second doctorate!

Dr. Agustín Parise received his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a LL.M. in Comparative Law from the LSU Law Center. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies, and is the Executive Editor of our Journal of Civil Law Studies. He received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Buenos Aires, and after a year in Germany (Max Plank Institut in Frankfort and Hamburg), he joined the faculty of the University of Maastricht School of Law. A widely published scholar of comparative law and legal history, Dr. Agustín Parise received a second doctorate from the University of Maastricht, having publicly defended, on November 10, 2015, his dissertation on “Ownership Paradigms in the Legislation of Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina (16th -20th century).” 

Our sincere congratulations to Agustín Parise and his wife Julieta Marotta (LSU LL.M. 2007 and doctorate candidate at the University of Maastricht), with our best wishes for a great future: the LSU Law community is so proud of their achievement!

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Dan Stigall to Address LSU Law Students on Comparative Law Job Opportunities

All LSU Law Students, particularly the 1Ls, are invited to join the International Law Society on Tuesday, November 10th at 3:30pm in Room 106 to hear Dan Stigall speak while enjoying Insomnia Cookies!

Dan E. Stigall, Coordinator for International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, will give a presentation on Comparative Law and the International Order.

He will also talk about employment opportunities in the field of International Law, particularly with the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, and federal agencies in general.


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.

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Jason Maison-Marcheux Joins the CCLS Team

Jason Maison-Marcheux is a graduate of the Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) University Faculty of Law. He wrote his Master’s research paper on the centrality of the Louisiana Civil Code and French cultural influences. He joins the Center of Civil Law Studies as our new Research Associate, and will work at the implementation of the Louisiana Civil Code Translation Project and the publication of the papers of last year’s conference on “The Louisiana Civil Code Translation Project: Enhancing Visibility and Promoting the Civil Law in English,” all projects sponsored by the Partner University Fund (PUF).




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Karel Roynette, LL.M. 2010, Visits with Family

Karel Roynette, a graduate of the Versailles University Faculty of Law (2004) and LSU LL.M. graduate (2010) visited the LSU Law Center with family. Karel worked at the law firm of Warren Perrin in Lafayette in 2008-2009 before joining the LL.M. class of 2009-2010. He met Jamie, an English teacher from Lafayette, who became his wife. They moved to Paris where Karel is a lawyer at the Paris office of Clausen Miller and Jamie works as a teacher. Karel is a member of the Paris and New York Bars. His LL.M. paper was recently published as an article in the Journal of Civil Law Studies (Drawing the Line of the Scope of the Duty of Care in American Negligence and French Fault-Based Tort Liability).

Picture: left to right, Karel, Jamie and their son William, Prof. Moréteau, and Karel’s parents.

karel & family

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Café Français & International Table

Whether you want to practice French or other foreign languages, we are meeting this Friday, October 30, 12:40 to 1:40 pm, CCLS Conference Room (W326B). Coffee will be served. Bring your friends!

Forthcoming meetings: Nov 6 and 20.

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Louisiana Law Review Symposium and Tucker Lecture

Save the Date.March Symposium

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LL.M. & ILS Garden Party

At Prof. Moréteau’s place, Sunday, October 2015: LL.M. past and present met with J.D. students, with the help of Autumn Coe, President of the International Law Society. The event also marked the publication of Volume 8 No. 1 of the Journal of Civil Law Studies.


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The Corpus Juris Civilis at the Law Library of Louisiana

A Law Library of Louisiana FREE CLE

Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society

The Corpus Juris Civilis

Corpus Juris Civilis

Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, New Orleans

One Hour Credit
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, a free CLE will be presented by Frederick W. Dingledy at the Louisiana Supreme Court. The topic is the Corpus Juris Civilis, created by order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I to compile the laws in force at the time. The CJC would become a vital foundation for both the civil law and common law traditions. Important figures in the development of the United States’ law used principles listed in the Corpus as a guide, and to this day legal scholars and historians still refer to it. As a system of law based on principles, not case law, the Corpus provided the framework upon which France built the Code Napoleon. The CJC’s influence can be seen in the legal systems of many European nations, those nations’ former colonial dependencies, and Louisiana. Despite its importance, the Corpus can seem impenetrable to researchers, citations to the Corpus enigmatic. This program will give a history of the Corpus, describe its components, and give participants tools for researching it.

Frederick W. Dingledy is a reference librarian at the College of William & Mary Law School. He has a BS from The Pennsylvania State University, a JD (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a MALIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. He teaches foreign and international legal research classes and instructs professors, students, and members of the public, both inside and outside of the College, on the use of library resources.

For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Georgia Chadwick via email ( or phone (504-310-2402).


Law Library of Louisiana

400 Royal St

2nd Floor

New Orleans, La 70130

(504) 310-2400 or toll-free in LA at (800) 820-3038.
Open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

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LSU Law Summer Program in Lyon


LSU Law in Lyon: For over 25 years, the LSU Law Center has offered students an opportunity to broaden their learning experiences with a study abroad program in France. Open to 1L and 2L students, we’ll have an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:40 pm in the McKernan Auditorium.

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Café Français ce vendredi

The café français is meeting this Friday, October 16, 12:40 to 1:40 pm, CCLS Conference Room (W326B). Coffee will be served. Bring your lunch and conversation!

A vendredi!

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