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From the Dean’s suite: Extending our reach

December 11, 2013

Dean David Meyer

Dean David Meyer

On any given day, Tulane students, faculty and alumni are engaged in so many exciting endeavors, it’s hard to know where to start in talking about them.

In just the past couple of months, for instance, Professor Tania Tetlow helped train Iranian officials on dealing with domestic violence, and Professor Jörg Fedtke consulted on the Egyptian constitution that citizens there will vote on next year. Faculty members also have been blogging for Huffington Post and the National Constitution Center. 

Field experience gave students the opportunity to tour Valero’s St. Charles Refinery to learn about legal compliance work and to get simulator experience from the best trainers in the business on navigating vessels into Gulf Coast ports to better understand maritime hazards and liability.

And the impact of our alumni can be felt far and wide. For instance, the number of Tulane Law graduates on the federal bench continues to increase. The stories of pioneering women graduates representing the 1930s through the 1990s impressed a full-house audience at a special program in October. And some 50 alumni and Law School friends turned out in New York in November to hear Professors Robert Force and Martin Davies discuss the challenges of safeguarding U.S. ports.   

These are just some of the stories we’ve been working harder than ever to tell in order to spread the word about Tulane Law School’s special identity as an institution that’s both global and grounded — and thriving in its ever-distinctive way.

The Tulane Law Connection is the latest component in our expanding network of communication tools for staying linked to our alumni and friends, helping the Tulane Law School family keep up with its members’ activities and showcasing the many ways in which we are preparing students to make a difference in the world. We started with the newest Tulane Lawyer magazine, which was delivered in hard-copy form through the mail but is also available on our website and for electronic tablets. The Tulane Law Connection newsletter will be emailed several times throughout the year.

You can connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. And we’ve also started the process of revamping the Tulane Law School website to make it crisper in design and more functional for users. We’ll keep you apprised on when to expect a new look.

We welcome and appreciate your involvement with Tulane Law School. And we’re eager for your feedback. Please share your ideas about our communications efforts with Communications Director Linda Campbell, linda.campbell@tulane.edu. Send classnotes, story suggestions or feedback to lawcommunications@tulane.edu. And, as always, if you have new contact information, please let our alumni office know at lawalumnirelations@tulane.edu.


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