Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary

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With obscure terms like ‘emphyteusis’ and ‘jactitation,’ the language of Louisiana’s civil law can sometimes be 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 and paralegals, and for bar exam preparation. 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 most non-U.S. 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. “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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  1. Brian J Munson
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Resource, October 6, 2011
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    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
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    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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    An essential resource for every attorney or scholar, September 26, 2011
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    Andrew Gregorian “Andywk1980″ (Los Angeles, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary (Hardcover)

    I bought this book when it came out and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth. It has helped on countless occasions when there is an obscure Civilian term, or something I just can’t remember. I also recommend it to my students and it makes it much easier to learn important civilian concepts.

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