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Cynthia Ann Samuel

W.R. Irby Chair Emerita, BA, LLB

BA, 1969, Louisiana State University; JD, 1972, Tulane University

E-mail:  csamuel@tulane.edu


Professor Samuel practiced law with a leading New Orleans law firm before returning to Tulane to teach. Her interests include civil law subjects related to family wealth (community property, successions, donations, and trusts) and intellectual property. From July 1984 through June 1987 she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She has served as an adviser to the Louisiana legislature on community property reform. A lecturer at various seminars on divorce and estate planning, a member of the American Law Institute and the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, and an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, she is co-author of Community Property in the United States.

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The Nationalization of Family Law, Paper delivered at CONFERENCE ON MIXED LEGAL SYSTEMS, Edinburgh, U.K. (December) (2000)
Brief amicus curiae on behalf of the State of Louisiana in Boggs v. Boggs, United States Supreme Court, No. 96-79, October term, 1996 (with William A. Reppy, Jr.) (1996)
The Great McDonogh Will Contest: Biographical Digressions, W.R. IRBY LECTURE, TULANE LAW SCHOOL, November, 1996
The History of Justinian's Benefit of Inventory in Louisiana Law, paper delivered at the EASON-WEINMANN COLLOQUIUM ON THE ROMANIST TRADITION IN LOUISIANA (1996)
Navigating the Law of Copyright: An Overview of Copyright Laws for Those Who Make and Use Electronic Navigational Charts, paper delivered at the 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARITIME LAW AND THE ELECTRONIC CHART (1995)
Acquisition of the Succession without Administration: Louisiana's Civil Law System, PROCEEDINGS OF INT'L ACADEMY OF ESTATE TRUST LAW (June) (1993)
Panel Discussion: The Great Debate Over the Louisiana Civil Code's Revision, 5 TUL. CIV. L. F. 49 (1990)
Of counsel to wife in Rodrique v. Rodrique, 218 F.3d 432 (5th Cir. 2000) (“Blue Dog” copyright-community preemption case)

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