News and Past Events

Retired Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. and Grover Joseph Rees, III, United States Ambassador (Retired) listen to a lecture during the LSBA Francophone Section’s symposium commemorating the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Bicentennial.

An Afternoon Symposium

On November 21, 2013, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society was one of the sponsors of an afternoon symposium held by the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association commemorating the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Supreme Court.  The …

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Photo-Ray Rabalais, Aniceto Masferrer, Markus Puder, Olivier Moreteau

Loyola Luncheon and a Lecture

On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsored a luncheon at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law which featured a lecture, “The Crime of Treason in the Origins of Spanish Constitutionalism,” by Dr. Aniceto …

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CLE presentation by Dr. Agustin Parise

A CLE presentation on October 30, 2013 by Dr. Agustín Parise, entitled “Louisiana’s Early Codes: The Shifting Pendulum of 19th Century Louisiana Law,” was held at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans. The event was co-sponsored by the French …

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Jack M. Weiss, Chancellor and Professor of Law, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Portrait of Judge James L. Dennis; Judge James L. Dennis, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

Judge James Dennis’ Portrait Unveiling

Judge James L. Dennis Portrait Unveiling Ceremony on October 21, 2013 followed The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society’s annual meeting wherein Judge James L. Dennis’s portrait was given to the Supreme Court Portrait Collection by his family.  SCLHS President …

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The SCLHS Annual Meeting, held October 21, 2013 at the Louisiana Supreme Court, was attended by over 100 people.  The Annual Meeting of the Membership was convened by President Donna D. Fraiche.

The SCLHS Annual Meeting

Other officers present were First Vice-President Judge Marc T. Amy, Second Vice-President Mathile W. Abramson, Secretary Professor Paul R. Baier, and Treasurer Benjamin W. Janke.  Other board members attending were Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Louis D. Curet, Dr. Rachel …

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Performance from the “Here’s to You, Mr. Tureaud!” production during the A.P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter’s 2013 reunion at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge.

“Here’s to You, Mr. Tureaud!”

SCLHS Helps Honor the Legacy of A. P. Tureaud, Sr. On September 6, 2013, Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and Professor Paul Baier were among the guests at a Pre-Tribute Wine and Cheese Reception, which recognized reunion sponsors preceding the …

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Left to Right, SCLHS Officers: Treasurer Benjamin Janke, Secretary Professor Paul R. Baier, President Donna D. Fraiche; and First Vice President Judge Marc T. Amy.

SCLHS Board Meeting

The board of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society met at the Louisiana Supreme Court on June 25, 2013 at the call of President Donna D. Fraiche. Other officers present were First Vice-President Judge Marc Amy, Second Vice-President Mathile …

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Left to Right:  Judge Ethel S. Julien, Orleans Civil District Court Judge and President of A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court; Attorney Phelps Gay, board member of the SCLHS and the A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court; and Judge Marc T. Amy, SCLHS First Vice President and Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge.

The Emancipation Proclamation…Law Day CLE

On May 2, 2013, New Orleans attorney Phelps Gay, board member of The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court, gave a CLE presentation entitled “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: How the Commander in Chief Created …

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Celebrating 200 years

The Louisiana Supreme Court celebrated its 200th anniversary on March 1, 2013. The Louisiana Supreme Court first convened in New Orleans on March 1, 1813. Present at the Court’s first session in 1813 were judges Dominick A. Hall (presiding) and …

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Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Becomes Chief Justice

CHIEF JUSTICE BERNETTE JOSHUA JOHNSON Bernette Joshua Johnson is the first African-American Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Chief Justice Johnson brings a unique perspective to the bench that is informed by principles of justice and equality. She is …

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