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Alumnus who paved the way for African Americans in law honored
For his lifetime commitment to diversity in the law profession and to his peers, Tulane Law alumnus Wayne Lee (L’74) received the Martinet Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual gala in early September. Lee, a distinguished litigator who serves on the Tulane Law Dean’s Advisory...
For his lifetime commitment to diversity in the law profession and to his peers, Tulane Law alumnus Wayne Lee (L’74) received the Martinet Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual gala in early September. Lee, a distinguished litigator who serves on the Tulane Law Dean’s Advisory... Read more
In what is an uncommon occurrence in federal court, two third-year Tulane Law students argued a Texas case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week. Tulane Law’s Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, which trains law students in their final year of law school using real... Read more
New Orleans lawyer Kim M. Boyle, a member of the Board of Tulane, is creating a scholarship fund to improve diversity at Tulane and help deserving students from disadvantaged families. The Ernest and Connie Boyle Scholarship Endowed Fund will be used to support deserving Tulane students from the... Read more
With support from a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation, Tulane Law School will launch a new law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights, Dean David Meyer announced. The gift will cover the full operating costs of the new clinic for five years and enable the law school to hire a... Read more
Human rights – and efforts at minimizing the need for their enforcement and expansion – is the topic of Tulane Law School’s Eason-Weinmann Lecture on International & Comparative Law Sept. 18. This year's guest lecturer is Prof. Colm O’Cinneide, a constitutional and human rights law scholar... Read more
Nine students from Xiangtan University in China arrived at Tulane Law School this summer, the first cohort of students as part of an important academic partnership between the two universities. The students are enrolled in Tulane’s LLM program, studying international finance and credit law. Last... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna who is a leading voice to ban single-use plastic straws has co-authored a report seeking to do the same with plastic bottles. The report by drinking water experts Lisa Kaas Boyle (L'90), co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and legal policy advisor to WeTap, and Evelyn... Read more
More than 200 new first-year law students arrived at Tulane Law Aug. 19 for orientation, spending a week preparing for what will be a fast-paced first semester of law. “While, nationally, there has been a 3.2 percent increase in applicants to law school this year, applicants are being more... Read more
On Friday, Tulane University President Mike Fitts officially welcomed the Class of 2023 at the 2019 Convocation, held at McAlister Hall. (Photos by Sally Asher)
It’s going to be a banner year for alumnae of Tulane Law School. This fall, two illustrious women graduates take the helm of two of the most significant legal organizations in the country – the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). This month, Judy... Read more
For his pioneering role in modern environmental law and as one of the world’s most committed advocates of protecting nature, Tulane Law Prof. Oliver Houck will be honored with the American Bar Association’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law and Policy, one... Read more
In the Academic Year in Review, Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts presents the university’s most extraordinary achievements of the 2018–19 academic year. The theme, “The Power of Tulane,” serves to highlight the people and programs that take on global challenges while also serving the... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Kristin Johnson, a leading national voice on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for American law and public policy, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Finance Services Committee in July. Johnson, the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law, the... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Ron Scalise (BA’97, L’00), who is the editor of the Louisiana Civil Code and has established himself as a foremost expert in the state’s unique legal tenets, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the nation’s most influential legal reform organization. Founded in 1923,... Read more
A seasoned environmental litigator, a civil rights attorney, a scholar focused on discrimination law and an expert on public international law have joined Tulane Law School as the newest members of its faculty. One joins the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, two are Fellows and one is a Visiting... Read more

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