Dr. Agustín Parise, LLM LSU (2006), former Research Associate at the CCLS (2006-2010) and Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at LSU Law (2018), currently Associate Professor at Maastricht University, received the Facultad Award from University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) for his book on the influence of the civil code of Louisiana in the civil code of Argentina. This award is granted annually since 1892. This is one of the most prestigious awards in all of Latin America.
The book is entitled Historia de la Codificación Civil del Estado de Luisiana y su Influencia en el Código Civil Argentino. Agustín wrote his book while he was Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies of LSU.
In his book, in Spanish, Agustín offered the following acknowledgments:
[…] The research in Louisiana was accomplished exclusively due to the support provided by Olivier Moréteau, who, as director of the Center of Civil Law Studies of Louisiana State University, hosted the projects and research that derived in this book.
Alain A. Levasseur, Saul Litvinoff, Robert A. Pascal, Julio Romañach (h) and Jacques Vanderlinden also helped in the elaboration of this book by reacting to questions and through advice and explanations.
[…] Members of the Louisiana State University Law Library were of enormous help in providing materials. I also thank Kevin Baggett and Phillip Gragg for their assistance with interlibrary loans; and I thank Randall Thompson, James Wade, Vicenç Feliu and Mary Johns for their effective reference services. The Director of the Louisiana Law Library, Georgia D. Chadwick, offered special support by providing bibliographic materials. Louis V. de la Vergne was never tired and was eager to provide materials from his personal collection and, thus, expanded the universe of research.