14 September 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World at Tulane, November 4, 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World:
Legal Tradition, Laws and Customs
in Luisiana and the Floridas
4 November 2016 – Tulane University School of Law

Supported by the Tulane University School of Law and The Portalis Society, the conference brings together historians and legal historians to discuss the laws, customs, and institutions of Spanish Louisiana and the Floridas. The scope is intentionally broad and covers almost anything linked to law and culture (doctrine, personalities, property, politics, extra-legal norms, etc).

Lawyers of Early New Orleans
Kenneth Aslakson (History, Union College) 

Spanish Law, Encyclopaedias, and the Digest of 1808
John W Cairns (Law, Edinburgh)

Through a Glass Darkly:
The Minor Judiciary of Feliciana, c1803-1810
Seán Patrick Donlan (Law, South Pacific)

 “The Spanish Spirit in This Country”: Newcomers to Louisiana in 1803-1805, and Their Perceptions of the Spanish Regime
Eberhard (Lo) Faber (Music, Loyola)

A Confusion of Institutions:
Spanish Law and Practice in a Franco-phone Colony Louisiana, 1763-c1798
Paul Hoffman (History (Emeritus), Louisiana State)

A Dark Legacy of Spanish Governance: The Tradition of Extra-Legal Violence in Louisiana's Florida Parishes
Samuel C Hyde, Jr (History, Southeastern Louisiana)

The Supreme Court, Florida Land Claims, and Derecho Indiano
MC Mirow (Law, Florida International)

Allegiance and Privilege:
William Panton and the Spanish Realm
David Narrett (History, Texas at Arlington)

Reclaiming Homes across the Florida Straits
Susan Richbourg Parker (St Augustine Historical Society)

The Prosecution of Clement:
Slave Violence and Spanish Legal Process in New Orleans, 1777-78
Jennifer M Spear (History, Simon Fraser University)

Entangled Lives, Entangled Law:
Women of Property in early Louisiana
Sara Brooks Sundberg (History, University of Central Missouri)

Vernon Valentine Palmer
Thomas Pickles Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Eason Weinmann Center for
International and Comparative Law
Tulane Law School