01 April 2021

Webinar on the French Influence on Louisiana Law

On March 24, 2021, LSU Professors Alain Levasseur and Olivier Moréteau, Tulane Professor Vernon Palmer, and Dan Stigall (U.S. Department of Justice and LSU alum) discussed the French linguistic and juridical influence on the legal system of Louisiana at a Zoom roundtable organized by the French Embassy to the United States and the French Consulate General in New Orleans. Click here to view the webinar (in French).

Journal of Civil Law Studies, Volume 13


Volume 13, Number 2, was published online on March 25, 2021.

Articles: Luigi Montefusco discusses new law in France (2016) and Belgium (2019 draft) making provision allowing for revision of contracts in case of hardship (imprévision) making performance excessively onerous for one of the parties. Maria Victoria Mayor del Hoyo suggests ways to improve the situation of the biological mother in expressing her assent to the adoption of her child, under Spanish and European laws.

Civil Law Translations: Book IV of the Louisiana Civil Code appears for the first time in a trilingual version, with the text in English, French and Spanish. The publication of Book I in English and Spanish is continued with Titles IV-X, concluding the publication of Book I in our volume 13. The Spanish translation of Book II will appear in Volume 14.

Civil Law in the World features a report by Julieta Marotta and Agustín Parise on changes in family and property law in Argentina, brought by the new Civil and Commercial Code of 2015 and subsequent legislative and doctrinal developments.

Rediscovered Treasures of Louisiana Law publishes a memorandum by Robert A. Pascal discussing the organization of the Louisiana Civil Code and commenting on additional material, with an introduction by Olivier Moréteau. Two case notes are published in the Civil Law in Louisiana feature, and two book reviews complete the volume.

Click here to access the Journal of Civil Law Studies.

The Journal of Civil Law Studies welcomes submissions for volume 14: email moreteau@lsu.edu.