This course provides a broad overview of the entire subject of civil law property as expressed in the Louisiana Civil Code, the Louisiana Revised Statutes, and Louisiana case law. The first half of the course introduces students to the basic building blocks of Louisiana property law, including the sources of Louisiana property law, the concept of ownership, the division of things, classification of things, accession, voluntary and involuntary transfer of ownership, occupancy, possession and acquisitive prescription, and real actions. The second half of the course addresses co-ownership and the basic dismemberments of and limitations on ownership, including the institution of usufruct, natural and legal servitudes, conventional predial servitudes, limited personal servitudes, and building restrictions. The course also samples cases, statutory sources of law, and commentary from other mixed jurisdictions and civil law jurisdictions.
Civil Law Required
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.
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.
This course covers the devolution of property by intestate succession as well as donations inter vivos and mortis causa (by will). Subjects covered include the rules of distribution, forced heirship, collation, will forms, the accretion of lapsed legacies, revocation of legacies, donations inter vivos, and limitations on donations.
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.
This course covers the placing of successors in possession of property through succession and the use of inter vivos and mortis causa trusts. Subjects covered include capacity, commencement of a succession, loss of succession rights, acceptance and renunciation of a succession, estate debts, and trusts, both inter vivos and mortis causa.