Moreau Lislet: The Man Behind the Digest of 1808

Posted: 16 Mar 2019

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Vicenç Feliú

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Civil Law, Legal History, Louisiana, Civil Code, Moreau Lislet, Digest of 1808, Code Civil, Spanish Law, French Law

Suggested Citation

Feliú, Vicenç, Moreau Lislet: The Man Behind the Digest of 1808 (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3341451

Vicenç Feliú (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ( email )

3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States
954 262 6211 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.law.nova.edu/faculty/administration/feliu-vicenc.html

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