'Opening the Barbarians' Gate' or Watching the Barbarians from the Coliseum: A Requiem on the Nomos of the Louisiana Civil Law

Marc Lane Roark
2006 Social Science Research Network  
Comparative Law tends to focus on the differences and similarities present in different legal systems. Such analysis has led some to conclude that a third legal system has appeared in the West and in particular in Louisiana. The idea of a mixed jurisdiction, they claim, combines certain elements of Civil law and Common law into a hybrid system. This article challenges the supposition that a legal system's core identity can be of a mixed nature. Rather, this article suggests that the proper way
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doi:10.2139/ssrn.923422 fatcat:wlzkuy7am5hrdkzyodtpalnekq