Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spotlight on Texas

By Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian

Texan’s are just a little different than other folks. That difference is reflected in our legal history. From our roots as a Spanish colony to our time as an independent Republic, we have adopted what works and dismissed what does not. While our legal system is largely based on English Common Law, we kept pieces of the Spanish legal system and adopted part of the Civil Code of Louisiana. A selection of early Texas legal materials is on display in the library lobby until December, 2009