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Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary [Kindle Edition]

Gregory W. Rome , Stephan Kinsella
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With obscure terms like 'emphyteusis' and 'jactitation,' the language of Louisiana’s civil law can sometimes prove confusing for students and even for seasoned practitioners. But the 'Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary' can help. It defines every word and phrase contained in the index to the Louisiana Civil Code, plus many more — in clear and concise language — and provides current citations to the relevant statutes, code articles, and cases.

Whether you are a student, researcher, lawyer, or judge, if you deal with Louisiana and its laws, this volume will prove indispensable. It is also a valuable resource for notaries, paralegals, and those studying for the bar exam.

No doubt common law practitioners in other states, too, will find ready uses for a dictionary that translates civil law terminology into familiar concepts; they will know how 'naked ownership' differs from 'usufruct.' And since the civil law dominates other legal systems, this book will find a home with libraries and scholars the world over, anywhere there is a need to compare civil law terms with those of the common law.

Quality ebook formatting from Quid Pro Books features active contents, linked notes and URLs, and literally hundreds of linked cross-references — for ready association of related topics. Print editions are available of this valuable resource, yet the ebook format is not just a textual replication of the print book or a PDF. Instead, the ebook is carefully designed to take full advantage of the ereader's optimal arrangements and capabilities, whether the ebook is read on a dedicated device or by using an app.

“Rome and Kinsella have done a huge service to legal scholarship by assembling the 'Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary' — a splendid resource for those seeking to understand the rich vocabulary of Louisiana law.”
— Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc.; and Editor in Chief, 'Black’s Law Dictionary'

“For ready reference on the desk or in a personal or law firm library, in the office of a civilian of any walk of practice or intellectual endeavor, this enormously helpful dictionary is a must. This scholarly reference is essential to the study of the civil law tradition; the 'Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary' serves as a gateway to understanding the civil law system embraced by the majority of legal systems in the world.”
— J. Lanier Yeates, Member, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, LLC

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About the Author

Gregory W. Rome practices law in Chalmette, Louisiana, and Stephan Kinsella is general counsel to a Houston technology company.

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  • File Size: 1032 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Quid Pro Books (July 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CX3AWA
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very handy in multiple aspects October 10, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Wish I would have had this resource my 1L year.

For me, the greatest advantage of this book are the terms defined which are not found (or defined) in the Civil Code, et al.; but, the definitions or doctrines that may be found exclusively within the jurisprudence(i.e. "duty-risk analysis"). And incidental to this are the many references (code article numbers, case citations, commentators, etc.) following each definition.

Vive le Code Civil de Louisianais!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource October 6, 2011
Format:Paperback
Messrs. Rome and Kinsela have taken the most difficult part of the civil law - its terminology - and made it understandable. Not only is this a great resource for practictioners, but I would reccomend it for any Louisiana law student. Defining obscure terms, this dictionary is a must for a civil law scholar of any level. Another great feat of this book is that it can be used by laypeople as a means of understanding their own laws. My hat is off to the gentlemen who have made the civil law more accessible to all of us, including those who are not in the legal profession.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful July 31, 2012
By atty79
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As an out-of-state attorney studying for the Louisiana Bar Exam, this dictionary proved essential for quickly understanding the unique civil law terms used here. All definitions include references to a primary source.

The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because there were a few terms, particularly ones used in Civil Procedure, that were not included in the dictionary.
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