News and Past Events

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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John A. Rockwell CLE

On January 7, 2013, the Law Library of Louisiana and The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsored a free one-hour CLE entitled “John A. Rockwell and the origins of U.S.-Mexico Litigation.”  An attorney and Whig congressman from Connecticut, John …

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An Evening with Justice Holmes

Four justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court joined LSU law professor and SCLHS board secretary Paul R. Baier in a Boston production of his play “Father Chief Justice”:  Edward Douglass White and the Constitution, November 9, 2012, Social Law …

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Museum Reception

On November 2, 2012, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsored a Reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum for the Henri Capitant Society’s Twelfth Congress of the International Association of Legal Methodology, which was held at Loyola University …

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Southern Region High Court Conference

The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the Louisiana Supreme Court co-sponsored the Southern Region High Court Conference which was held in New Orleans September 27-29, 2012.  The conference was attended by high court judges, justices and state administrators …

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Lecture on Judah P. Benjamin at Loyola

On August 23, 2012, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law sponsored a mid-day lecture by Ms. Catharine MacMillan at Loyola entitled “Judah P. Benjamin: the Early English Career of an American …

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