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“The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction” –  April 16, 2024

The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical and the Law Library of Louisiana co-sponsored a CLE entitled The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, held at the Historic New Orleans Collection on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. In this …

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A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court End-of-Year Ethics and Professionalism CLE for a Cause – December 13, 2022

SCLAHS once again co-sponsored with the A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court and the Law Library of Louisiana the annual end-of-the year CLE for a Cause, back again in-person, which included 1.0 hour each of continuing legal education in Ethics …

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A Lie Will Suffice: A Family’s Criminal Law History (1921-1935)

On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsored a free CLE presented by retired federal magistrate judge Jay Wilkinson. Judge Wilkinson’s great-grandfather and great-grandmother emigrated from Sicily to New Orleans …

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Writ NOT Denied: Navigating the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Rule X

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society co-sponsored a free CLE presented by Isaac H. “Ike” Ryan, of Ike Ryan APLC, a boutique appellate law firm in New Orleans, …

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Paul R. Baier, Scholar and Professor Extraordinaire

Paul R. Baier, Professor Emeritus of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society Secretary since 2007, passed away on February 18, 2022. Professor Baier taught constitutional law and advanced appellate advocacy at LSU …

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Translating the Louisiana Civil Code into Spanish: A Jurilinguistic Exercise

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society co-sponsored a free CLE presented by Mariano Vitetta, Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies (CCLS) at the LSU Law …

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The 26th Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer Takes the Oath of Office – January 7, 2021

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John L. Weimer took his oath today as the 26th Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Chief Justice Weimer began his service on the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2001 when he was elected to serve …

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The Louisiana Supreme Court Welcomes New Associate Justice Piper D. Griffin – January 1, 2021

Associate Justice Piper D. Griffin was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court in November 2020 to represent the Seventh Supreme Court District, which covers most of Orleans Parish. Justice Griffin has served the past 20 years on Division I of …

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The Louisiana Supreme Court Welcomes New Associate Justice Jay B. McCallum – January 1, 2021

Associate Justice Jay B. McCallum was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court in November 2020 to represent the Fourth Supreme Court District, which covers the parishes of Claiborne, Union, Morehouse, West and East Carroll, Bienville, Lincoln, Ouachita, Richland, Madison, Jackson, …

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The Louisiana Supreme Court Welcomes The Honorable Chief Justice John L. Weimer as the New Chief Justice – January 1, 2021

Associate Justice John L. Weimer became the 26th Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court on January 1, 2021. Upon the retirement of Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson on December 31, 2020, he became the senior justice on the Court …

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