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The Legal System of Louisiana

Curious about how Louisiana law differs from the law in Texas (and the other 48 states)? The O’Quinn Law Library has a new book that helps to explain some of the peculiarities associated with the only civil law jurisdiction in the U.S.

The Legal System of Louisiana is part of the Legal Systems Series, which seeks to outline and explain various legal systems throughout the world. Specifically, The Legal System of Louisianadetails the main features of the history of Louisiana's legal system, its sources of law, its constitutional framework, its legal actors, its criminal law, its law of persons, family law, property law, law of contract, law on delictual liability, quasi-contracts, business entities, and labor-employment law. At only 106 pages, it’s a quick read that will familiarize you with the foundations and fundamental features of Louisiana’s unique legal system.

Interested in researching Louisiana law, too? You can also check out Louisiana Legal Research.

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