Louisiana Law Review


Commercial law, Common law -- Louisiana, Contracts -- Louisiana, Legal pluralism -- Louisiana, Civil law -- Louisiana, William C. C. Claiborne (William Charles Cole): 1775-1817


The article offers information on the history, purpose and significant need for reform to commerce, commonality, and contract law in the mixed jurisdiction of Louisiana. Topics discussed include the significance of the bijural character of the common law government in developing a mixed legal systems, the comparison between the compatibility of doctrines of civil law and common law, and the role of former governor William C. C. Claiborne in maintaining the integrity of traditional civil law.