Friday, February 19, 2016

144. Vernon Palmer, Part 2.

144.  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 20, 1811. President Madison signed bill providing for Louisiana's statehood.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. February 20, 1811. President Madison signed the bill providing for Louisiana's statehood.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    New Iberia Azalea Trail
    March 1st, 2016 - April 30th, 2016
    Iberia Parish
    Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-1540 | 888-942-3742 | 337-367-3791
    Iberia Parish
    Delicate Azaleas bloom early each Spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon.  Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive.
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