Frank Maraist

Professor Maraist joined the LSU Law Center faculty in 1974 after practicing law in Louisiana for 10 years and teaching at multiple law schools across the country. He has served as a Louisiana Judge pro tem, authored numerous books and law review articles, and served as executive director of the Louisiana Judicial College and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Association of Professional Arbitrators and Mediators Panelist
  • Served as a mediator and arbitrator at the request of parties

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1959

Membership, Honors, Professional Associations

  • Blue Key
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • ALI-ABA Harrison Tweed Award for Special Merit in CLE, 1992
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Award as Outstanding Law Professor, 1998.

Education

J.D., Louisiana State University, 1958; L.L.M., YaleUniversity, 1969

Legal Experience

  • Associate (1958-60) and Partner (1960-62),Sanders, Miller, Downing, Rubin & Kean, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Partner, Deshotels & Maraist, Abbeville, Louisiana, 1962-68
  • Judge Pro Tem, 19th Judicial District Court, 1979
  • Executive Director, Louisiana Judicial College, 1985-1994
  • Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 1981-2002
  • Faculty Director, LSULawCenter Continuing Development Programs 2002-Present

CLE, Teaching and Publications

  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Mississippi 1969-70
  • Professor of Law, University of Mississippi, 1970-73
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Texas, Summer, 1969
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, 1973-74
  • Visiting Professor of Law, TulaneUniversity, 1978
  • Visiting Professor of Law, WashingtonUniversity (St. Louis), Summer, 1981
  • Faculty, National Judicial College, 1985-2000
  • Admiralty in a Nutshell, West Pub. Co., 1983
  • Admiralty in a Nutshell, Second Edition, 1987
  • Tort Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, (with others) Michie Co., 1991
  • Louisiana Tort Law: Cases and Materials, Louisiana Practice Series, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • Admiralty in a Nutshell, Third Edition, 1996
  • Louisiana Tort Law (with Professor Tom Galligan), Michie Co., 1996
  • Tort Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, Michie Co., Second Edition, 1997
  • Louisiana Civil Procedure (with Justice Harry Lemmon), West Pub. Co., 1999
  • Louisiana Evidence Law, West Pub. Co., 1999
  • Admiralty Personal Injury Law (with Professor Tom Galligan), Lexis-Michie, 2000
  • Admiralty in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition, 2000
  • Tort Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, Michie Co., Third Edition, 2001
  • Louisiana Law: Legends and Laughs (with Judge Henry Politz), Birdfoot Press, 2002
  • Cases and Materials on Maritime Law (with Professor Tom Galligan and Catherine Maraist), West Pub. Co., 2003
  • Louisiana Civil Procedure Vol. 1A, West Pub. Co., 2005
  • Louisiana Tort Law (with Professor Tom Galligan), Second Edition, 2005
  • Admiralty in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition, 2005
  • Tort Law: The American and Louisiana Perspectives (with Prof. Tom Galligan, et al), Law Center Press, 2006
  • Tort Law: Cases, Materials, Perspectives and Problems, Lexis-Nexis, Revised Fourth Edition, 2007
  • Louisiana Law of Lawyering (with Greg Smith, et al), West Pub. Co., 2007
  • Louisiana Civil Procedure, West Pub. Co., Second Edition, 2008
  • Maritime Law (with Professor Tom Galligan and Catherine Maraist), West Pub. Co., Second Edition, 2009
  • The Anatomy of Litigation in Louisiana: Legislation, Cases, Comments and Problems, Vandeplas Publishing, 2008

Other Publications

  • Proposed Discipline for a Procedural Problem Child: Reallocation of Admiralty Tort and Compensation Jurisdiction Between Federal and State Courts. 24 Miami L. Rev. 26 (1969)
  • After Snyder v. Harris, Whither Goes the Spurious Class Action. 43 Miss. L. J. 379 (1970) (with T. Page Sharp)
  • Federal Procedure\\\'s Troubled Marriage: Due Process and the Class Action. 49 Tex. L. Rev. 1 (1970) (with T. Page Sharp)
  • Mississippi Products Liability Law: A Critical Analysis: 48 Miss. L. J. 139 (1972) (with R. H. Barksdale)
  • Simplifying Appellate Procedures, (with Judge Harry T. Lemmon) 25 La. Bar J. 193 (1977)
  • Federal Injunctive Relief Against State Court Proceedings: The Significance of Dombrowski. 48 Tex. L. Rev. 535 (1970)
  • Federal Intervention In State Criminal Proceedings: Dombrowski, Younger and Beyond. 50 Tex. L. Rev. 1324 (1972)
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 35 La. L. Rev. 442 (1975)
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 36 La. L. Rev. 556 (1976)
  • Commercial Litigation in Federal Court, 81 Comm. L. J. 123 (1976)
  • Recent Changes in Louisiana Discovery Laws, 24 La. Bar J. 161 (1976)
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 37 La. L. Rev. 528
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 38 La. L. Rev. 503
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 39 La. L. Rev. 903
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 40 La. L. Rev. 761
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 42 La. L. Rev. 469
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 44 La. L. Rev. 223 (1983).
  • Work of the Louisiana Appellate Courts (Symposium), 45 La. L. Rev. 179 (1984).
  • Forum Juridicum: Maritime Wrongful Death, 39 La. L. Rev. 81
  • A New Look in Court of Limited Jurisdiction, 27 La. Bar J. 139
  • Scope of Discovery; (Symposium, Proceedings of Mississippi Law Institute, 1975)
  • New Frontiers In Products Liability (Symposium, Proceedings of Mississippi Law Institute, 1972)
  • Civil Procedure: Conflict Resolution Through the Courts, Unpublished civil procedure teaching materials, 1977 (with P. Raymond Lamonica)
  • Developments in the Law (Symposium), 43 La. L. Rev. 265
  • Interpreting Immunity and the Solidarity Skirmish, 56 La. L. Rev. 215
  • Cases and Materials on Louisiana Civil Procedure, Unpublished teaching materials, 1982 (with P. Raymond Lamonica)
  • Louisiana Practice: Cases and Materials (1978, Revised 1982) LouisianaStateUniversityLawSchool
  • Cases on Tort Law (1983) LouisianaStateUniversity, PaulM.HebertLawCenter
  • Selected Statutes and Cases on Maritime Personal Injuries (1983, Revised 1984, Revised 1985, Revised 1992) Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Publications Institute)
  • Selected Materials on Louisiana Tort Law (1985) Paul M. Hebert Law Center Publications Institute)
  • Laws Passed During the 1974 Session of the Mississippi Legislature (1974) University of Mississippi Law Center
  • The Employer's Tort Immunity, 57 La. L. Rev. 467 (1997)
  • Civil Justice Reform and the Changing Face of Louisiana Tort Law, 71 Tul. L. Rev. 339 (1997)
  • The Legal System: Defective Product or Sign of the Times, 58 La. L. Rev. 411 (1998) (with Professor Tom Galligan)
  • Of Envelopes and Legends: Reflections on Tort Law, 61 La. L. Rev. 153 (2000)