London and the law (not to mention a Saints game)

A walking tour of English legal history sites. A visit to the highest court of the United Kingdom. A private tour of one of England’s historic Inns of Court.

If you’re an alum or friend of Tulane Law School and headed to London for the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 1, you will want to reserve the whole weekend for what promises to be a fascinating look into legal world of the UK. 

In addition, the Tulane Alumni Association is hosting a reception Sept. 30 featuring a discussion of current issues in global sports with Mike Tannenbaum (L ’95), executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins, and Tulane professor Gabe Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program.

“Given Tulane Law’s deep connections in Europe and our world leadership in Sports Law, the Saints-Dolphins game in London offered an irresistible opportunity to engage with alumni,” said Dean David Meyer.

“This will be a fun weekend that showcases Tulane Law’s strengths in multiple dimensions – in international law, the courts, and in world of global sports,” Meyer said.  “That we have alumni on both sides of field for the Saints-Dolphins game just shows Tulane’s long shadow in Sports Law.”

The weekend will begin Sept. 29 with “A Tour of Legal London” by professor George Applebey (MCL ‘70) visiting lecturer in residence at the University of Birmingham Law School. Visits will include the Royal Courts of Justice, Lincoln’s Inn, the Inner Temple and Temple Church, the 12th century home of the Knights Templar. 

Lunch will take place at Middle Temple and feature The Honourable Ian S. Forrester, QC (MCL ‘69), United Kingdom’s judge on the General Court of the European Union’s Court of Justice. Forrester will lead a discussion on European Union Law After Brexit and other issues facing the court.

Following lunch, Applebey will lead a private tour of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. 

The Sept. 30 reception featuring Tannenbaum and Feldman will begin at 2 p.m. at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm headquartered in London along the bank of the River Thames. 

Tulane Law officials acknowledged that the weekend falls during Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, but made sure to build in time both on the evening of Sept. 29 and the morning of Sept. 30 for those observing the holiday to attend services.  The Saints play the Dolphins at Wembley Stadium the next day. 

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