News and Past Events

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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SCLAHS Board Member E. Phelps Gay and Professor Evelyn L. Wilson in Louisiana Supreme Court courtroom after her CLE

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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Judge Cassibry Exhibit and Statue

In 1999, Act 708 was passed by the Louisiana State Legislature naming the city block on which the Louisiana Supreme Court Building sits as the Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square.  The Act states that two memorial plaques would be placed …

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SCLAHS Welcomes New Board Members

The board of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society (SCLAHS) met on May 21, 2015 at the Law Library of Louisiana located in the Supreme Court building. The Annual Meeting was held immediately afterward. Board President Donna D. Fraiche …

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The Development of Criminal Law in Louisiana

On Friday, September 11, 2015, a free CLE was presented by Professor Warren M. Billings at the Louisiana Supreme Court, entitled “Habeas Corpus and Due Process, Too?: The Development of Criminal Law in Louisiana.” He discussed the origin of criminal …

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A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana

A More Noble Cause: A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana, co-authored by SCLAHS board member Dr. Rachel L. Emanuel, is featured in LSU Press’s blog series, “Around the Press in 80 Books,” in celebration of …

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Georgia Chadwick receives Bethany J. Ochal Award

Georgia Chadwick, SCLAHS Executive Director and Director of the Law Library of Louisiana, was awarded the Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service by the State, Court and County Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. In …

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Paul R. Baier’s Address Celebrating 800 Years of Magna Carta

Our Secretary, Professor Paul R. Baier, LSU Law Center, delivered the principal address celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta at the invitation of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, in the Old Historic Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, Lake Charles, May 8, 2015. …

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