The Louisiana Law Review Volume 81 Board of Editors is proud to announce the Junior Associates selected to serve on the Volume 82 Board of Editors. The Volume 81 Board received excellent candidates for the Volume 82 Board, and we thank everyone who applied. Serving on the Louisiana Law Review Board of Editors is an incredible honor, and we wish the best of luck to the Volume 82 Board!
Executive Senior Editor
The Louisiana Law Review Volume 81 Board of Editors and Senior Associates would like to extend our congratulations to the newly selected Volume 81 Junior Associates. It is a great honor to be selected as a Junior Associate, and we are very excited to introduce them to you!
The Louisiana Law Review Editorial Board and Senior Associates welcome the following:
The Louisiana Law Review Volume 80 Board of Editors is proud to announce the Junior Associates selected to serve on the Volume 81 Board of Editors. The Volume 80 Board received excellent candidates for the Volume 81 Board, and we thank everyone who applied. Serving on the Louisiana Law Review Board of Editors is an incredible honor, and we wish the best of luck to the Volume 81 Board!
Luke St. Germain
Executive Senior Editor
by Bill Milburn, Senior Associate
John Doe has twins, Jane and John Jr. John is an oil tycoon who always fancied himself as a sort of renaissance man. In order to emboss his name in history, he draws up a testament leaving everything he owns to his state’s flagship university. Jane and John Jr. are deeply hurt and quickly challenge the testament under the laws of forced heirship. Jane and John Jr. are both 30 years old and afflicted with mental illnesses. Jane currently works as a file clerk for a local law firm, but she struggles to keep a job because of her bi-polar disorder, which she likely inherited from her father, that renders her bedridden once every 6–12 months. John Jr. is a war veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”). Similar to Jane, he struggles to sustain employment due to bouts of permanent incapacitation relating to his PTSD. Jane and John Jr. have the same fundamental problem: their mental illnesses prevent them from effectively taking care of themselves and administering their estates. A layperson applying common sense may very well believe that no matter what the law of forced heirship is, it likely treats both Jane and John Jr. the same—either they are both forced heirs, or neither is a forced heir. Sadly, this is not the case. In the eyes of the law, only Jane is a forced heir. Why? Not because she needs the assistance more than her brother, but merely because her mental illness is inherited. Continue reading