Volume 85 Junior Associates Announced!

The Louisiana Law Review Board of Editors and Senior Associates are proud to announce the 25 students selected to serve as Junior Associates for Volume 85.

The Volume 85 Junior Associates are:  

Shane Michael Aucoin

John Paul Bourgeois

John Murray Brainard

Sophie Costa

Amelia Dittmar

Olivia Grice

Olivia Anne Hebert

Joseph Kehrli

Joseph Mengis

Claire Milburn

Daniel Paisant, Jr.

Jacob Daniel Palkowski

Christopher Quina

Isabella Corinne Rovere

Zachary J. Smith

Melisse Speligene

Abby Talbot

Taylor Toups

Margaret Ann Tullis

William Jacob Voitier

Savannah Weisensee

Noah Williams

John Collin Witherington

Sydney Wright

Rachael M. Youngblood

Congratulations to all!

Correct Quantum Query: Damage Awards and Abuse of Discretion in Louisiana after Pete v. Boland Marine & Manufacturing Co., LLC

by Tyler J. LeBlanc


“Damages are designed, not only as a satisfaction to the injured person, but likewise as a punishment to the guilty, to deter from any such proceeding for the future, and as a proof of the detestation of the jury to the action itself.”[1] This assertion is emblematic of the importance of, and the policies underlying, the remedy of legal damages by implicating both the economic and the corrective justice theories of damages.[2] The economic analysis of damages posits that damages are intended to deter misconduct by imposing a monetary penalty upon the defendant.[3] The corrective justice analysis states that it is not the defendant’s payment that is paramount, but the vindication of the plaintiff’s rights and making the plaintiff whole so far as money can.[4] Continue reading