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Milton J. Hernandez, IV

Assistant Professor

Milton "MJ" Hernandez primarily teaches courses in and writes on Louisiana civil law and comparative law. Professor Hernandez's current research and scholarship focus on Louisiana successions and donations law. His other scholarly interests include comparative criminal law, criminal procedure, and immigration law, and he has previously published in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Professor Hernandez joined the faculty following a federal clerkship with the Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the Middle District of Louisiana. Before that, he served as a staff attorney with the Orleans Public Defenders and as an attorney advisor in the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Office of the Director through the United States Attorney General's Honors Program in Falls Church, Virginia.

Professor Hernandez teaches Comparative Law, Civil Law of Successions and Donations, Civil Law of Persons and Family, Civil Law Matrimonial Regimes, and Louisiana Civil Procedure. He also teaches in the Study Abroad Program to Merida, Mexico. Professor Hernandez serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Civil Law Studies.

Professor Hernandez earned his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University. He holds a Juris Doctor and a Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review.


  • B.A., Louisiana State University, cum laude
  • J.D./D.C.L., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review