Published on March 04 2018
Loulan J. Pitre Jr
was a featured speaker at the Coastal Law Seminar on March 1, 2018 on the topic, “Coastal Law in Louisiana—The Historical Perspective
Mr. Pitre provided a broad historical overview of coastal law in Louisiana, including the following: (1) the European inheritance: basic Civil Code principles affecting coastal law and flood protection; (2) the public-private intersection, as exemplified in the historical evolution of the levee servitude; (3) the evolving interaction of federal and state law affecting the Louisiana coast; (4) the beginnings of the concept of coastal restoration; (5) the synthesis of coastal restoration and protection following the 2005 storms; and (6) the concept of a working coast and its legal implications. The Coastal Law Seminar, which was sponsored by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, covered a wide-range of legal issues encountered by coastal users, regulators, and special interest groups.