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History of the Codes of Louisiana: References

The unusual history and early development of Louisiana law.


For more information, in addition to Dr. Parise's article Codification of the Law in Louisiana: Early Nineteenth-Century Oscillation Between Continental European and Common Law Systems, upon which this guide is based, check out these sources:


Jefferson's Louisiana: Politics and the Clash of Legal Traditions, George Dargo (Clark, N.J.: The Lawbook Exchange, 2012)





A Law Unto Itself? Essays in the New Louisiana Legal History, edited by Warren M. Billings and Mark F. Fernandez (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001)


The Louisiana Civil Code: A European Legacy for the United States, Shael Herman and Louisiana Bar Foundation  ([New Orleans]: Louisiana Bar Foundation, [1993?])



The Louisiana Civilian Experience: Critiques of Codification in a Mixed Jurisdiction, Vernon V. Palmer (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2005)






Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana, Vernon V. Palmer (Clark, N.J.: The Lawbook Exchange, 2012)






An Uncommon Experience: Law and Judicial Institutions in Louisiana, 1803-2003, Judith Kelleher Schafer; Warren M. Billings; and University of Southwestern Louisiana, Center for Louisiana Studies (Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1997)