Moreau Lislet: The Man Behind the Digest of 1808

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Moreau Lislet: The Man Behind the Digest of 1808

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Description

The Louisiana legal system is unique in the United States and legal scholars have been interested in learning how this situation came to pass. Most assume that the origin of this system is the Code Napoleon and even legal scholars steeped in Louisiana law have a hard time answering the question of the roots of the Louisiana legal system. This book solves the riddle through painstaking research into the life of Lois Moreau Lislet, the driving force behind the Digest of 1808.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Claitor’s Publishing

Keywords

Law -- Louisiana -- History

Disciplines

Law