His last work was Le Droit de tonnage en Algerie (1860).
His other works were Traite de droit penal (1829); Cours de droit constitutionnel (1866-67), and Mélanges d'economie politique, d'histoire et de philosophie (2 vols., 1857).
The theory of droit administratif lays down the principle that an agent of the government cannot be prosecuted or sued for acts relating to his administrative functions before the ordinary tribunals.
The ordinary judicial system of France comprises two classes of courts: (I) civil and criminal, (2) special, including courts dealing only with purely commercial cases; in addition there are the administrative courts, including bodies, the Conseil dEtat and the Conseils de Prefecture, which dGal, in their judicial capacity, with cases coming under the droit administratif.
It will give some idea of the importance of the town to mention that it had its own maritime law, known as Droit maritime de Damme.