Loyola Law faculty members John A. Lovett and Markus G. Puder, along with Evelyn L. Wilson of the Southern University Law Center, have published a new casebook entitled Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary. The text, now available through Carolina Academic Press, is the first new case book in its field in more than a generation. Authored by three experienced scholars from Louisiana, the book presents classic and current cases in a rich contextual setting informed by contemporary property scholarship from the United States and abroad. In light of this comparative approach, the book will appeal to scholars interested in alternative regulatory models for the law of property.
After introducing the origins and sources of Louisiana property law, each chapter situates Louisiana property jurisprudence in its codal and doctrinal context. In addition to explaining the history, structure, and meaning of relevant provisions of the Louisiana Civil Code and ancillary statutes, the book introduces readers to property texts from mixed jurisdictions such as Québec, South Africa, and Scotland, and compares Louisiana and common law property institutions.
John A. Lovett currently serves as Devan D. Daggett, Jr. Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Affairs. His teaching and research focus on property law in common, civil and mixed jurisdictions.
Markus G. Puder, Ph.D. currently serves as The Honorable Herbert W. Christenberry Distinguished Professor of Law. His teaching and research focus on international law, comparative law, civil law, and environmental law.