As with all prior editions, the 2022 edition of the Pocket Civil Code of Louisiana is meant to be a user-friendly tool, with an accessible, bare-bones presentation of the Code articles written in their original style. It is uncluttered and easy to handle, without distracting references to cases or "comments," which are not sources of law. This presentation is mostly aimed 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 Pocket Civil Code of Louisiana helps the reader grasp the essence of codified law. For those seeking a deeper understanding, the Carolina Academic Press publication Deciphering a Civil Code explores the purpose of codification and the full meaning of "Code articles," whether those articles come from Louisiana, French, Québec, or Italian Civil Codes.