43 Loy. L. Rev. 1 (1997-1998)
The New Forced Heirship in Louisiana: Historical Perspectives, Comparative Law Analyses and Reflections upon the Integration of New Structures into a Classical Civil Law System

handle is hein.journals/loyolr43 and id is 11 raw text is: LOYOLA LAW REVIEW
Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 1997
FORCED HEIRSHIP SYMPOSIUM
ARTICLE
THE NEW FORCED HEIRSHIP IN LOUISIANA:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES, COMPARATIVE LAW
ANALYSES AND REFLECTIONS UPON THE
INTEGRATION OF NEW STRUCTURES INTO A
CLASSICAL CIVIL LAW SYSTEM
Katherine Connell-Thouez*
INTRODUCTION
In the introduction to his treatise Les Successions Les Libdr-
alit~s, Professor Malaurie reflects upon the significance of the
law of successions:
Le droit des successions est celui de l'horreur absolue, la mort,
dont le tragique domine la condition humaine. . . . Le droit des
successions est aussi le droit de la vie . . . la transmission, de
* BA, J.D. (LL.B), D.E.S., Docteur en Droit; Member of the Louisiana Bar; Mem-
ber of the Quebec Bar.
The Author wishes to thank her Stagiaire, Ms. Efstathia Samaras.

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