François Gény: A Louisiana Judge’s Best Friend
On April 9, 2014, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the Law Library of Louisiana presented a free one-hour CLE at the Louisiana Supreme Court which was co-sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Francophone Section and the French-American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter.
Dr. François-Xavier Licari, Associate Professor of Private Law at the University of Lorraine, France, presented “François Gény: A Louisiana Judge’s Best Friend.” Dr. Licari identified sociological, historical and cultural factors that contributed to Louisiana’s unique reception of the “free objective search for a rule” as set forth in François Gény’s manifesto, Méthode d’interprétation et sources en droit privé positif, and studied expressions of such successful reception, analyzing some leading cases of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Dr. Licari holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Strasbourg, France and the University of Saarland, Germany. Professor Licari’s scholarship appears in French, German and American law reviews (The American Journal of Comparative Law,The Louisiana Law Review, and Tulane Law Review).