About the Society

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The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was incorporated in the State of Louisiana in 1992.  The Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of Louisiana and its decisions for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the Court’s contribution to Louisiana’s rich legal heritage.

Member contributions have allowed The Historical Society to open the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum, to restore and reopen the stunning Supreme Court building at 400 Royal Street, and to restore dozens of portraits of Louisiana Judges of historical significance. Membership is open to the public, as is the museum.

 

 

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Fun Facts

Louisiana Supreme Court Justices who were also State Governors

  • Pierre Auguste Bourguignon Derbigny – 1828-1829 (Whig; National Republican)
  • Francis T. Nicholls – 1877-1880, 1888-1892 (Democrat)
  • Samuel Douglas McEnery – 1881-1888 (Democrat)
  • Newton C. Blanchard – 1904-1908 (Democrat)
  • Robert F. Kennon – 1952-1956 (Democrat)

(Dates are terms of governorship)

 

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News and Events

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Internationally Acclaimed Exhibit Comes to New Orleans

The highly acclaimed international exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich,” is coming to New Orleans. The exhibit has been shown in more than 100 cities in Germany, the United States, and others parts of …

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SCLAHS Member Olivier Moréteau Receives Prestigious Award

LSU Law Worldwide has posted a new item, “Professor Moréteau Inducted into the French Republic’s Prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques.” On Thursday, February 9, Professor Moréteau, LSU Center of Civil Law Director and Assistant Dean, was one of three LSU …

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Congratulations to The Honorable Jeannette Theriot Knoll and SCLAHS President Donna D. Fraiche

    Justice Knoll and President Fraiche will join other 2016 Honorees: Distinguished Attorney Thomas M. Hayes III, Distinguished Professor Howard W. L’Enfant, Jr., and Calogero Justice Award recipient Joseph R. Oelkers III, on Friday, April 21, 2017 at LBF’s …

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