The purposes of this 2019 edition of thePocket Civil Codeof Louisiana are the same as those of the previous yearly editions, while also acquainting the reader with materials helpful in better understanding the essence of a codified law.
As with all prior editions, the 2019 edition of the Pocket Civil Code is meant to be a "user-friendly" tool, with an accessible, bare-bones presentation of the Code articles. It is easy to handle and simple to read, without distracting references to cases. Thus, this presentation is aimed mostly at emphasizing the ranking of legislation as the imperative and primary source of law in the Louisiana civil law tradition as stated in articles 1 and 2 of the Civil Code.
The Carolina Academic Press publication Deciphering a Civil Code will help the reader go deeper into grasping the purpose of codification and the full meaning of “Code articles,” be they from Louisiana, French, Quebec, or Italian Civil Codes.