News and Past Events


Internationally Acclaimed Exhibit Comes to New Orleans

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

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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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Welcome Justice Genovese!

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Justice James T. Genovese was formally sworn in as the Louisiana Supreme Court’s newest associate justice at the Evangeline Downs Event Center in Opelousas, Louisiana. Justice Genovese represents the Third Supreme Court District, which was …

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Justice Knoll Honored at Retirement Ceremony

The Louisiana Supreme Court justices sat en banc in a courtroom ceremony today to honor one of their own, Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, on her last day sitting on the Supreme Court bench. Surrounded by friends, family and a host of colleagues …

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New Exhibit on Lawyers in the Battle of New Orleans

2017 marks the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans fought on January 8, 1815. The 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans will be celebrated in 2018. To commemorate these historic events, the Law Library of Louisiana …

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Book Talk and Signing Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society

A Book Talk and Signing by Professor Maria Isabel Medina, author of LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF LAW: A History, was held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, and sponsored by the Supreme Court …

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SCLAHS Mourns the Passing of Board Member Louis D. Curet

Louis D. Curet, loyal Board Member and Chairman of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society Membership Committee, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, surrounded by his family. SCLAHS President Donna D. Fraiche, on behalf of its Board, expressed …

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Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1865-1880

On February 22, 2016, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society (SCLAHS) offered a free CLE program presented by Professor Evelyn L. Wilson based on her book, The Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court …

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The Law Library of Louisiana hosts ‘Freedom Rides’ exhibit– created as a companion to a PBS documentary

The Louisiana Law Library, housed in the Louisiana Supreme Court, hosted a six-panel display telling the story of the Freedom Rides. The exhibit, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the PBS history series “American …

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