The purposes of this 2017 edition of the Pocket Civil Code of Louisiana are the same as those of the previous yearly editions but also meant to acquaint the reader with the knowledge of new books or materials helpful in better understanding the essence of a codified law.
As all prior editions, the 2017 edition of the Pocket Civil Code is meant to be a ‘user-friendly’ tool small by its size and accessible by its bare bone presentation of the Code articles. It is easy to handle, simple to read because one is not distracted by references to cases which tend to be the main focus of attention of lawyers. Thus this presentation is aimed mostly at emphasizing the ranking of legislation as ‘the’ imperative and primary source of law in the Louisiana civil law tradition as stated in articles 1 and 2 of the Civil Code.
Furthermore, the recent publication of two books will help the reader to go deeper into grasping the purpose of codification and the full meaning of “Code articles” be they from Louisiana, French, Quebec, Italian…Civil Codes. In this respect we recommend a Carolina Academic Press publication: Deciphering a Civil Code and the Dictionary of the Civil Code by LexisNexis.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.