The Letter C- Common Law: Louisiana's Napoleonic Code
How the Napoleonic Code makes Louisiana different? La.'s Napoleonic Code applies Civil law and the rest of the United States apply Common law.
In Louisiana, we have something called the Napoleonic Code and the law is different than all of the other states. If you've ever seen Marlon Brando (my heart races and my knees go week), play Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, you might remember him telling Stella about the Napoleonic Code.
"Now listen. Did you ever hear of the Napoleonic code, Stella?...Now just let me enlighten you on a point or two...Now we got here in the state of Louisiana what's known as the Napoleonic code. You see, now according to that, what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband also, and vice versa...It looks to me like you've been swindled baby. And when you get swindled under Napoleonic code, I get swindled too and I don't like to get swindled..."
Video below is long, but this scene is within the first ten seconds.