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Exploring The Civil Law and Bridging the Divide with the Common Law: A Conference In Honor of Professor Saúl Litvinoff

Organized on the occasion of the presentation of the Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff
(Claitor’s, Baton Rouge, 2008)

Published as a book in the Collection of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff has
46 contributors from 12 different countries, 886 pages: a huge amount
of work and first class international scholarship conceived and
produced in just nine months!

The Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff has three fathers (it was edited by Olivier Moréteau, Julio Romañach
and Alberto Zuppi) but is of an unknown mother. Four Lady Participants
of the project have been invited to present their contribution, during
a short conference to be held on:

April 3, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, McKernan Law Auditorium.

Professor Jeanne L. Carriere (Tulane Law School)
The Trouble with “Father”: Dual Paternity and the Protection of the Family

Professor Cynthia A. Samuel (Tulane Law School)
A Louisiana Civilian Looks at the Revision of the French Law of Successions and Donations

Professor Christine A. Corcos (LSU Law Center)
A Man for All Reasons: The Uses of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Writing in U.S. Judicial Opinions

Professor Claire M. Germain (Cornell Law School)
Louisiana, America, and France: Retracing Historical Milestones and Enhancing Legal Dialogue

Professor Katherine Spaht (LSU Law Center) will introduce our guest speakers, and Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett (Loyola College of Law) will moderate.