News and Past Events

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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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

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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“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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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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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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