Louisiana Civil Code Online: Summer Update

Louisiana Civil Code Online (LCCO) gives full and free access to the Louisiana Civil Code in English and in French. Whether you know the code article you are looking for or the topic covered, the site is easy to navigate from the interactive Table of Contents, available in English and in French. The search function (Ctrl+F) allows you to navigate using keywords. Clicking the EN/FR button allows you to pull out provisions in both languages.

Following to this Summer Update and Cleanup, the site, Both English and French texts stand as revised and amended through the 2017 legislative sessions. Changes made in the 2018 legislative sessions are currently processed and will appear on LCCO within a few weeks.

The Table of Contents in French has been revised and can be downloaded in PDF format. Typos and layout discrepancies have been fixed.

The bilingual civil code is also available in print:

Code civil de Louisiane, édition bilingue, Olivier Moréteau (Ed.) with a Foreword by J.C. Gémar and an Introduction by O. Moréteau (in French), Société de législation comparée, Paris, 2017.

See review by Jean-Louis Baudoin (in French) and discussion by Miriam Childs (go to p. 4).

See presentation at the Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer, Paris, November 29, 2017.

See presentation at the Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans, April 24, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Civil Code Online (LCCO) vous offre un accès complet et gratuit au Code civil de Louisiane en anglais et en français. Que vous connaissiez ou non les numéros d’articles, la table des matières interactive facilite la navigation, possible aussi à partir de mots clés (Ctrl+F). Le bouton EN/FR vous permet de lire le code dans les deux langues simultanément.

Le site a été révisé cet été et est à jour des réformes adoptées en 2017. Les changements adoptés en 2018 sont en cours de traitement et seront bientôt en ligne. La table des matières en français a été révisée et peut être téléchargée en format PDF. La présentation a été améliorée.

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LSU-Lyon Jean Moulin Accord Renewed

Lyon, July 18, 2018. Visiting with our Lyon Summer Program, Dean Tom Galligan met with the Lyon Dean Hervé de Gaudemar to sign the renewal of the Accord with University Jean Moulin, which has been in place since 2003. This marks fifteen years of unparalleled cooperation, which allowed over the years hundreds of LSU students to participate in the Lyon Summer Program. The number of LSU students visiting for a longer period (semester abroad) keeps growing, some coming back to earn the Lyon LL.M. in European and International Business Law (in English). Meantime, a number of LSU faculty, U.S. Judges and top practitioners have taught in Lyon, and LSU has welcomed almost every year Lyon students as exchange students or in our LL.M. in Comparative Law.

Meantime, under the leadership of Prof. Phil Hackney and with the help, inter alia, of Anne-Sophie Berthier and Roy Carpenter, over 40 LSU students enjoy the Lyon program and witnessed the success of the French national soccer team as it earned its second World Cup in history: see short video and visit the Facebook page of the program.

Dean Hervé de Gaudemar and Dean Tom Galligan signing the renewal of the Accord under the portrait of Jean Moulin

A visit of a winery and wine tasting are of course a must in the program, whether or not Prof. John Church teaches his Law and Wine course. Law and Art is taught this year by Prof. Phil Hackey, program director.

the two Deans signing the Accord

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Professor Paul Baier at the Capital Area Luncheon of the Louisiana Bar Foundation


On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Professor Paul Baier attended the Louisiana Bar Foundation Capital Area Community Partnership Panel Annual Fellows Luncheon in Downtown Baton Rouge. LBF President W. Michael Street invited him to give remarks, acknowledging Prof. Baier as the first Scholar-in-Residence in the life of the Foundation, leading to the publication of Speeches, copies of which were signed for President Michael Street and Executive Director Donna Cuneo. Prof. Baier greeted his LSU colleagues Prof. Maggie Thomas and Olivier Moréteau also in attendance.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation exists to preserve, honor, and improve our system of justice by funding, developing or otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law.

Objectives

  • Assure every person in Louisiana reasonable access to the justice system regardless of mental or physical condition, economic status, or type of legal problem.
  • Identify, acquire, preserve, enhance and exhibit documents, items, photographs, and other types of media items of significant historical interest to the Louisiana legal community and to the general public.
  • Promote public awareness and understanding of the legal system and its goals, as well as the rights and obligations of all parties involved.
  • Raise the ethical and professional standards of the lawyers who operate the legal system.
  • Establish and administer endowment funds, Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account funds, and other funds which can provide significant impact in fulfilling the goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
  • Support and enhance legal education in Louisiana.
  • Improve the efficiency of the justice system while protecting the right to a full and fair procedure.
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News from Dublin by Aaron Koenck

Professor Moréteau,

Wow, what can I say about studying abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland!

This experience has been the best thing I could have ever done academically and personally. I have had the opportunity to meet people from all corners of the world, some of who are now lifelong friends. Academically, I was challenged to learn and perform at the next level considering my fellow classmates are some of the top minds in Ireland and other top-ranked universities. Trinity College is a school that focuses on academic writing as an assessment, which gave me the opportunity to drastically improve in this area and I did! In addition, I was able to join a group project that worked on a cross-border financial transaction case study with universities in Spain and Italy.

Further, I had several opportunities to advance my future career path in ways that would not have been possible without studying here. Recently, I arrived back from London where I attended the International Petroleum Summit. Here, I was able to meet many future colleagues from every corner of the globe. They included scholars, attorneys, arbitrators, and negotiators; many of which who are the top of their field.

Before that I was able to fly to Paris for a European AIPN Chapter meeting on oil and gas financing where I was able to experience the beauty of Paris, learn, and make lifelong relationships. Lastly, while in Dublin I have had the opportunity to be part of an insight program with Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s largest financial intuitions.

But it has not been all work and study though. Trinity has wonderful nightlife and people to go out with. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I was able to attend the Trinity Ball, often called Europe’s largest private party! Also, I have had the opportunity to travel Ireland and meet many new people from all walks of life, all of which who were extremely friendly. Now that classes and assessments are completed I will spend the month traveling as much of Europe as I can by train. I am excited to meet so many new people and experience so many new cultures.

Any doubts that I had or that were proffered to me by others at LSU about studying abroad during law school were completely unfounded. Things that I “missed out on” can be done during my last year. Anything that cannot be, was a minuscule sacrifice for the wealth of things I gained here. If I could tell the students that follow me at LSU LAW one thing, I would say, “JUST GO! CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!”

Lastly, as jurists, we are all too familiar with having our heads buried in books so I will finish with a quote I read outside of the Notre Dame by St. Augustine of Hippo. It read: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” With the sincerest heart, I thank you for helping me study abroad this semester. Go raibh míle maith agat.” (Irish for: “May you have a thousand good things”)

 

Aaron Emil Koenck
LSU LAW, 2019
Trinity College Dublin, Visiting Student 2018

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The Civil Code in French Presented at the Supreme Court of Louisiana

On April 24, 2018, Professor Olivier Moréteau was the guest of the Law Library of Louisiana and Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society to present ‘A Perfect Circle? Code Civil de Louisiane, Edition Bilingue.’ 150 people signed up for free CLE and over 100 attended, in the prestigious Courtroom at 400 Royal Street in New Orleans.

For the first time since 1825, the current Louisiana Civil Code is available in English and in French. After the Louisiana Civil Code Online project, featuring the Civil Code online in both languages, the Center of Civil Law Studies published a paper edition of Code civil de Louisiane, Édition bilingue. This 780-page volume features the entire Civil Code with the official English on the left and the French translation on the right. It also features a foreword by Jean-Claude Gémar, Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal, a world renowned expert in legal translation, and an introduction by LSU Law School Professor Olivier Moréteau, editor of the book. The book is published as volume 28 in the Droit comparé et européen series, by the prestigious Société de législation comparée, based in Paris. Moving from the raison d’être of the project, Moréteau discussed the process of translating the current civil code and lessons learned in the process.

Among the few brought to the Court, copies of the bilingual code were dedicated to Chief Justice Bernette Johnson and to Justice James Genovese.

From left to right, Alex Ulici, LL.M. candidate 2018 (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Prof. Moréteau, and Solène Demeyer, Exchange student (Nantes).

On the day of French President Macron’s State Visit to the United States, Prof. Moréteau brings the Civil Code in French to the Supreme Court of Louisiana: the Bayou State will remain in the U.S., but its French language makes a comeback to the Maison de Cour.

A well attended presentation

Dressing Code? Dress in Code! Prof. Olivier and Mrs. Marie-Antoinette Moréteau wearing the Code’s colors on the prestigious Courtroom threshold

1808, 1825, and 2017: the three bilingual versions of the Louisiana Civil Code

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Professor Moréteau to Present on Code Translation at the Supreme Court of Louisiana

Seats still available! Reserve your spot today by emailing CLE@lasc.org.

A Law Library of Louisiana FREE CLE
Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society
 
A Perfect Circle?
Code Civil de Louisiane, Édition Bilingue

Presented by Dr. Olivier Moréteau
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Courtroom, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street

One Hour CLE

On Tuesday, April 24th, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society will co-sponsor a free CLE program at the Louisiana Supreme Court. For the first time since 1825, the current Louisiana Civil Code is available in English and in French. After the Louisiana Civil Code Online project, featuring the Civil Code online in both languages, the Center of Civil Law Studies published a paper edition of Le Code civil de Louisiane, Édition bilingue. This 780-page volume features the entire Civil Code with the official English on the left and the French translation on the right. It also features a foreword by Jean-Claude Gémar, Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal, a world renowned expert in legal translation, and an introduction by LSU Law School Professor Olivier Moréteau, editor of the book. The book is published as volume 28 in the Droit compare et européen series, by the prestigious Société de legislation compare, based in Paris. Professor Moréteau will discuss the process of translating the current civil code and producing the final work.
Speaker

Dr. Olivier Moréteau is a Professor of Law and the first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He joined LSU in 2005. He is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, and the Director of International Programs. He earned his Doctorate in Law summa cum laude at the Université Jean Moulin, 1990, after research conducted in Cambridge with a British Council scholarship. He has authored and edited books in French and in English, and written over a hundred articles, chapters, notes, and reviews in various languages, published in international periodicals or books, on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, legal translation, tort law, the law of obligations, codification, and legal education.

Email CLE@lasc.org to reserve a seat.  If you have questions, please contact Miriam Childs via email at MChilds@lasc.org or phone (504-310-2403).

 

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The Paris-Based Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer Visits at LSU

The Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer is a prestigious learned society gathering some of France’s most notorious officials and scholars with an interest in overseas studies, including former government ministers, senators, ambassadors, and army general officers. In the wake of the international conference organized by the Académie in November 2017, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the foundation of New Orleans, members of the Académie traveled to Louisiana in March 2018, with a visit to LSU on Friday, March 9. Prof. Olivier Moréteau coordinated this part of the visit. Together with Prof. Adelaide Russo, Chair of the Department of French Studies, he organized a session hosted at the Law Center, where members of the Department of French Studies and Prof. Alexandre Leupin, Director of the Center of French and Francophone Studies, presented on their scholarly activity.

Mr. Pierre Gény, Permanent Secretary of the Academy, presented the Dictionnaire des sysnonymes des mots et expressions des français parlés dans le monde, edited by Prof. Guy Lavorel, former president of University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, who could not take part to the visit.

During a lunch at the Lod Cook Center, Christophe Gerondeau, President and CEO of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. presented the American activity of the Total Group, a world giant in the energy sector. Mr. Gerondeau took good note of LSU Law forming lawyers both to the civil law and common law with an energy law certificate, and students of the Department of French Studies may help translate promotion materials as part of their French for Business Program.

The visit ended with a walking tour of the LSU campus and an informal get-together at the Faculty Club.

The Academy on the steps of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Left to right, Hubert Loiseleur des Longchamps (ASOM), Marcus Ledoux (Site Manager, Total USA Carville Site), and Christophe Gerondeau (CEO Total USA)

ASOM members interacting with Louisiana scholars (LSU French Studies and LSU Law)

ASOM Members discovering the LSU campus in evening glory

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10th Anniversary of the Journal of Civil Law Studies

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Civil Law Studies (JCLS), the Center of Civil Law Studies hosted the first JCLS Annual Event. Professor Olivier Moréteau (editor-in-chief) and visiting professor Agustín Parise (executive editor), co-founders of the JCLS in 2008, presented a decade of civil law scholarship that the JCLS has offered Louisiana and the world in the form of a duet, showing how a dream came true. Volume 10, now online, was presented.

For the first time in the Journal’s history, two awards where presented, to contributing students for the best essay and the best case note. Derek Warden (JD/DCL 2016) received the Russell B. Long Chair Best Essay Award for Secundum Civilis: The Constitution as an Elightenment Code, published in Volume 8 No. 2 (2015). Tiffany Bush (JD/DCL 2016) received the the Russell B. Long Chair Best Case Note Award for her case note on the Louisiana same-sex marriage and adoption case Costanza and Brewer v. Caldwell, published in Volume 8 No. 1 (2015). The awards were granted in the presence of family members of the donor, the late U.S. Senator Russell B. Long: his daughter Kay Long and grandson Russell Mosely who attended the whole event.

CCLS Director Olivier Moréteau also presented a tribute to the Professor Emeritus Robert Pascal (2015-2018), announcing the publication in print of Robert Anthony Pascal, A Priest of Right Order (Claitor’s 2018), which contains a Recollectioon of a Life Studying and Teaching Law.

The Program was concluded by another book launch: Code civil de Louisiane, Édition bilingue (Société de législation comparée, Paris 2017).

Participants were then invited to a wine and cheese reception.

Editor-in-Chief Olivier Moréteau introducing JCLS Volume 10

Agustín Parise and Olivier Moréteau in duet, celebrating a dream come true

Derek Warden receiving the Russell B. Long Chair Best Essay Award

Donors and Donees: Derek Warden, Russell Mosely, Olivier Moréteau, Kay Long

Russell Mosely expressing appreciation on behalf of the Long Family

The translator-editor presenting the fruit of six years of team work, accessible online and in print

Fernin Eaton, with the gratitude of the CCLS for his generous support and donation

Celebrating generosity and hard work

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Dr. Agustín Parise Visits at LSU Law

Dr. Agustín Parise, LL.M. LSU 2006, visited from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, where he is Assistant Professor of Law. Parise holds two doctorates in law, one from his alma mater the University of Buenos Aires, and one from his new home, the University of Maastricht.

In his capacity as Distinguished Global Visitor, a program revived after a few years of suspension, Dr. Parise taught a one-credit course on EU in the Legal and Cultural Context, to 23 students. One of them said:

It’s truly remarkable how much we were able to cover in our short time together, and it was an invaluable experience. I hope that this short course continues for years to come!

During his almost three-week visit, Parise was very generous with his time. On February 27, Parise met with LL.M. and International Students, telling them how to get published in a law review, and how to move on with an LL.M. and international experience. On March 1, he was the guest of two active student organizations, the International Law Society and the Hispanic Law Student Association, presenting on “The Spanish Connection: An Hispanic Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future of Louisiana Law.” He reminded enthusiastic Latino students how important it is to remember one’s origins and be proud of them.

On March 5, Agustín Parise presented to the faculty on “Argentine Civil and Commercial Code (2015): A Litvinoffian Approach to a Novel Corpus of the Law.” He elegantly brought back the memory of Saúl Litvinoff when discussing the move from first to third generation civil code and the drafting of the new law. On March 6, he was a key actor in the event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Civil Law Studies. Parise was the Center of Civil Law Studies’ Research Associate when the Journal was created, and Dr. Olivier Moréteau, Editor-in-Chief, regards him as a co-founder.

The LSU Law Center is grateful to Dr. Agustín Parise and his wife Dr. Julieta Marotta, LL.M. LSU 2007, who had to stay at home to take care of their baby Valentin, born in October 2017.

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Robert Pascal: A Priest of Right Order is … Ready to Order!

Professor Emeritus Robert Anthony Pascal passed away in January 2018, at the age of 102. His life was devoted to the study and teaching of law, and he educated generations of lawyers at LSU, with no less ambition than making them “priests of good order,” as he was fond of saying. With the help of Claitor’s Publishing and the loving support of the family, the CCLS has arranged for publication of Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order, a collection of his memoirs and best writings, edited by Olivier Moréteau. Originally available online on the CCLS website, the book is now in print, with an added foreword by the editor.

Click here to order the book.

 

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