Ceremony and Conference Honors Professor Litvinoff


On April 3, 2008, the LSU Law Center faculty, friends, former colleagues and distinguished alumni gathered in the Tucker Room to commemorate the publication of a volume of Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff.

Standing between the other two editors of the project, Mr. Julio Romañach and Professor Alberto Zuppi, Professor Olivier Moréteau, Russell Long Chair and Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, presented the volume, 860 pages, consisting in 46 contributions by jurists from 12 different nations, honoring our world famous comparatist and civilian. The book includes testimonials reflecting how Professor Litvinoff contributed to the development of the law in all possible ways, including legal practice, teaching, writing textbooks and treatises, and legislation drafting.

Following the ceremony, a conference was held to present the other two parts of the book. These essays revisited some areas of the civil law and illustrated efforts to bridge the divide between the civil law and the common law. All speakers (Professor Jeanne Carriere, Tulane; Professor Christine Corcos, LSU; Professor Claire Germain, Cornell; Professor Cynthia Samuel, Tulane; Professor Katherine Spaht, LSU; Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett, Loyola) contributed a testimonial or an essay to the volume. The book may be purchased from the publishers, Claitor’s in Baton Rouge, or from the Center of Civil Law Studies 22/5578-1126 or ccls@lsu.edu.