Civil Law Lives: Professors Robert A. Pascal and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos -- A Law Library of Louisiana CLE

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Civil Law Lives: Professors Robert A. Pascal and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos
From the Law Library of Louisiana site and the library's announcement:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Courtroom, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street
Reception 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1st floor foyer

1.75 Credit Hours
This CLE program provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the late Professors Robert A. Pascal, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School, and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos, Tulane University Law School, to civil law scholarship worldwide, and the furtherance of its principles. The program will provide a forum of appreciation for their body of work that built a solid foundation for civil law research and study for generations to come.

Panel Discussion
Louis R. Koerner, Jr., Attorney, Koerner Law Firm, Houma and New Orleans, specializes in complex litigation and appeals related to maritime and personal injury cases. He serves as Vice President of the LSBA’s Francophone Section, and is a member of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society.

Paul R. Baier, Secretary of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society, is the George M. Armstrong, Jr. Professor of Law, Judge Henry A. Politz Professor of Law, and Hermann Moyse, Sr. Professorship, at LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He served as a Judicial Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, and Executive Director of the Louisiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.

Dr. Olivier Moréteau, Professor of Law, first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, is the Assistant Dean for International Programs, Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies (CCLS), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies. CCLS arranged for the publication of Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order, a collection of his memoirs and best writings, edited by Dr. Moréteau.

Dian Tooley-Knoblett, Jones Walker Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, received her J.D. from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she served as Executive Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. She has actively participated in law reform in Louisiana, and is the lead editor of the tenth edition of Yiannopoulos’ Civil Law Property Coursebook, and co-author of a West treatise on Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sales.

James Etienne Viator was invested as the first Adams & Reese Distinguished Professor of Law in 2002, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and still serves in that capacity. He graduated magna cum laude from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as executive editor of the Louisiana Law Review. He was a founding director of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society.

Program Schedule

Total Length – 2.25 hours (10:00 a.m.-12:15p.m.)                    
Total CLE credit hours: 1.75

Moderator:  Louis Koerner
Panelists:  Professors Paul Baier; Olivier Moréteau; Dian Tooley-Knoblett; and James Viator

10:00-10:10 a.m.       

10:10-10:35 a.m.       
Comparison and contrast of the teaching methods and styles of Professors Pascal and Yiannopoulos

10:35-11:00 a.m.       
Discussion of the areas of expertise of Professors Pascal and Yiannopoulos

11:00-11:15 a.m.       

11:15-11:40 a.m.       
Panelists discuss their thoughts and observations on the legacies of Professors Pascal and Yiannopoulos

11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Panelists discuss memorable moments with Professors Pascal and Yiannopoulos

12:05-12:15 p.m.       

Email to reserve a seat.  For more information, please contact Gail Bragg via email at  or phone (504-310-2406).

The Law Library is thrilled to present 2 free CLEs open to the public this fall.

First, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Law Library will welcome a panel of distinguished legal academics to speak on “Civil Law Lives: Professors Robert A. Pascal and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos.” The panelists will examine both professors’ exemplary contributions to civil law scholarship world-wide. The panelists are all former colleagues of the professors and will include personal reminiscences in their remarks. A lunch reception will follow the panel.

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Law Library is delighted to again host the A.P. Tureaud American Inns of Court end-of-the-year early-bird “CLE for a Cause.” The annual CLE provides credits in ethics and professionalism. This year, the professionalism speaker is local attorney and acclaimed author Maurice Carlos Ruffin, whose recent debut novel, We Cast a Shadow, received rave reviews.

More information, including how to RSVP, coming soon!