The aim of Benedikt Lüthge's essay is to analyze the law of agency in the state of Louisiana and compare it to its German equivalent.
In contrast to other states in the United States, which have primarily common law systems, Louisiana has a legal system marked by extensive codifications. As a result, Louisiana can be considered a "mixed jurisdiction": a hybrid where codified civil law and common law have merged. Because of this rare and specific characteristic and including the fact that the "old" European law has been confounded with "new" Anglo-American law, the Louisiana legal system lends itself to a comparative law analysis. The essay was published in Cardozo Journal if International and Comparative Law (CJICL), Vol. 21 (2013), p. 697-727.
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