Civil Law (LCIV)

LCIV L706 Civil Law Property I 3 hrs.
This course introduces the civil law generally and the law of property in particular. It provides an introduction to the philosophy, structure, and methodology of the Louisiana Civil Code, as both a source of substantive law and as an embodiment of civilian legal method in the mixed jurisdiction of Louisiana. The course also serves as the introduction to basic civilian concepts of property, such as common, public, and private things, movables and immovables, ownership, and accession.

LCIV L707 Civil Law Property II 3 hrs.
This course builds on an introduction to the Civil Code in Civil Law Property I and covers more advanced but essential civil law property topics such as personal servitudes (including usufruct, rights of use and habitation), predial servitudes (including legal, natural, and conventional predial servitudes), boundaries, building restrictions, occupancy, possession, acquisitive prescription of movables and immovables, and dedication to public use.

LCIV L710 Conventional Obligations I 3 hrs.
This course treats the general provisions of the Louisiana Civil Code applicable to all contracts in Louisiana, the formation and effect of agreements, various categories of obligations and the means of their extinction.

LCIV L711 Conventional Obligations II 3 hrs.
This course continues the study of Conventional Obligations that was begun in LCIV L710.  Some of the covered topics will be Object of Contract, Damages and Putting in Default, Solidarity, and the Interpretation of Contracts.

LCIV L715 Successions 3 hrs.
This course deals essentially with intestate successions. Subjects covered include the rules of distribution, the spousal usufruct, rights of children, absent persons, the opening of successions, capacity, acceptance, renunciation, and collation. (The administration of estates is covered in Louisiana Probate Seminar, LCIV L861, and Louisiana Probate, LCIV L862.)

LCIV L725 Sales and Leases 3 hrs.
This course is a continuation of the course in Conventional Obligations as to the particular contracts of sale and lease in respect to movable and immovable property.

LCIV L920 Louisiana Donations and Trusts 3 hrs.
This course deals with the capacity of persons to dispose and receive property by inter vivos and mortis causa donations, the legitime of forced heirs, and the formalities of testamentary dispositions. Students are introduced to the basic principles of trust law, as adopted by statute in Louisiana. Topics covered include the nature, creation, and elements of a trust, as well as its administration, termination, and modification.

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