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Elective Courses - Law Civil (LCIV)

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College of Law Dates to Remember


Fall Term 2010

August 13-21 New student orientation
August 23 Classes begin
August 27 Add deadline
October 22 Withdraw deadline
October 29 Last day to apply for graduation
December 3 Last day of classes
December 8-21 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 6 New students arrive
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Withdraw deadline
April 20 Last day of classes
April 28-May 11 Final Exams

Law Civil (Prefix LCIV)

  • LCIV L805 Administration of Criminal Justice III 3 hrs.
    This course involves a detailed study of the actual process of criminal prosecution from the bringing of charges to final conviction, appeal, and post-conviction remedies. The Louisiana Codes of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure are studied as models of modern systems of criminal law and procedure.
  • LCIV L810 Title Examination 1 hr.
    This course covers the substantive law and the technique used in the examination of titles to Louisiana immovable property. Practical problems will be presented in the description of property, the derivation of titles, and the drafting of documents conveying or encumbering immovable property.
  • LCIV L861 Louisiana Probate Seminar 2 hrs.
    Knowledge of the substantive law of inheritance is a prerequisite. This seminar features the handling of decedents’ estates pursuant to the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure and other applicable law. Particular attention is given to the prompt settlement of creditors’ claims and legacies at the lowest costs. The administration of minors’ estates and estates of interdicted persons also are considered.
  • LCIV L862 Louisiana Probate 3 hrs.
    This course covers substantially the same range of material as LCIV L861 in a course format.
  • LCIV L900 Civil Law of Persons 3 hrs.
    This course covers the Louisiana law of domicile, marriage, divorce, annulment, custody and alimony, legitimacy of children, parental authority over children, adoption proceedings, minority, tutorship, emancipation, and interdiction.
  • 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.
  • LCIV L930 Community Property 3 hrs.
    This course concerns matrimonial regimes governing ownership and management of property of married persons in Louisiana. Characterization of property, creditors’ rights, and rights between the spouses are considered in relation to the nature and background of community property systems.
  • LCIV L935 Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure 3 hrs.
    This course examines the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure: Book I—Courts, Actions, and Parties; Book II—Ordinary Proceedings; Book III—Proceedings in Appellate Courts; Book IV—Execution of Judgments; Book V—Summary and Executory Proceedings; Book VI—Probate Procedure; Book VII—Special Proceedings (e.g., Attachment, Sequestration, and Injunction); Book VIII—Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction; and Book IX—Miscellaneous Provision and Definitions.
  • LCIV L940 Security Rights 3 hrs.
    This course includes those sections of the Civil Code dedicated to security rights, including the contracts of suretyship, pledge, mortgages on immovables, privileges, deposit, and sequestration. Chapter 9 of Title 10 of the Revised Statutes also is given attention.