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articles can be read in Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order (O. Moreteau, ed. 2010), which includes a so-far unpublished Recollection of a Life Studying and Teaching Law.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.
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)
Prof. Moréteau honoring Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal
Prof. Moréteau and Glynn Pellegrin, Director of the Center of Continuing Professional Development
George Hardy, Graduate Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, with Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal
Vlad Vidican (LL.M. class of 2015) and Chancellor Emeritus John Costonis
Prof. Moréteau and Prof. Crawford