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Professor Palmer to discuss code noir at French American event

October 13, 2015


Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer highlights a session on “The Changing Landscape of History: Digital Initiatives in New Orleans” sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast Chapter Oct. 29 on the Tulane campus.


Professor Vernon Palmer

Palmer will discuss his book Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana, published in 2012. An internationally recognized scholar, Palmer holds the Thomas Pickles Chair and is co-director of Tulane’s Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law. He also directs Tulane Law School’s summer Paris Institute of European Legal Studies hosted by Paris-Dauphine University.

The Oct. 29 event is set for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Stibbs Room of Tulane’s Lavin-Bernick Center. It  is free and open to the public, and attorneys can apply for CLE credit. RSVPs are requested.

The presentation is co-sponsored by Tulane University, Ogletree Deakins and Sodexo, in partnership with The Friends of the Cabildo, the Amistad Research Center, the University of New Orleans Midlo Center and the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. The event is part of the chamber’s efforts to emphasize the importance of digitizing historical documents, including the Code Noir, the infamous French legislation that Palmer explores in his book. 


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