Friday, February 12, 2016

143. Vernon Palmer, Part 1

143. One of the things that makes Louisiana unique among the other states is our legal system, and our guest this week, Vernon Palmer, is an expert on that system. In part 1, we discuss the Code Noir; in part 2, the Code Napoléon.  For more information, check out his book Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana.Vernon is the Thomas Pickles Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School and the co-director of its Eason Weinmann Center of Comparative Law. Palmer received in 2012 the degree of Docteur Honoris Causa by Paris-Dauphine University and received both the Palmes Académiques and, in 2006, the Legion of Honor from the French government. Palmer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended New Orleans Academy, Newman High School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1958.  He is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A. 1962, LL.B. 1965 with Law Review Honors) and Yale Law School (LL.M. 1966), where he received a Sterling Fellowship. Palmer graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University in 1985, where he received his Doctorate of Philosophy.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 13, 1899. Lowest temperature ever recorded in Louisiana, Minden, -16° F.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. February 13, 1872.  First Rex Parade. Lewis J. Salomon reigned as Rex during the organization's first parade on February 13, 1872.  The theme was "Triumphal Entry." The official anthem of Rex, "If Ever I Cease to Love," was a hit song of the early 1870's era from a musical comedy named "Bluebeard."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Diary of Anne Frank
    February 18th, 2016 - February 21st, 2016
    Ruston Community Theater
    212 N. Vienna St., Ruston, LA 71270
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