April 25, 2017
U.S. District Judges Eldon Fallon (L ’62) is the Tulane Law Review’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year.
The Tulane Law Review honored U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon (L ’62) as its Alumnus of the Year at the journal’s annual banquet April 20.
Nominated to the federal bench in 1995 by President Bill Clinton, Fallon has emerged as the nation's go-to judge for complex, multidistrict litigation cases involving thousands of plaintiffs and hundreds of lawyers, including the drugs Xarelto, Vioxx and Propulsid, and the Chinese drywall litigation.
He also received his undergraduate degree from Tulane in 1959 and spent 18 years as a Tulane Law adjunct professor. Earlier in April, the Tulane University Alumni Association presented him with its Professional Achievement Award, celebrating his national leadership on the bench, accomplishments in private practice, leadership of the bar and long service to the law school.
Student award winners also were recognized:
Robert E. Friedman Law Review Award: Amanda Crawford (L ’17)
Best student comment in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review.
Gertler Law Review Award: Annie Hundley (L ’18)
First-year member with the best case note in the current volume.
Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Award: Leigh Ackal (L ’18)
Best case note or comment on a civil law subject.
Charles Janvier II Award: Arianna de Goede (L ’17), Annie Hundley (L ’18)
Most-significant contributions to production excellence.
Class of 2000 Law Review Award: Jennifer Leaphart (L ’17)
Senior member with the most-effective contribution to the year’s success and most-improved writing.
Conrad Meyer III Law Review Award: Tyler Dunphy (L '17)
Consistently outstanding leadership skills and dedication.
Class of 2000 Academic Leadership Award: V. Sheridan DuPont (L '17)
Appreciation to the outgoing Editor in Chief.