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Dreyfous Lecture Feb. 12 features chair of U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Highlighting the work of securing and protecting civil rights is the foundation of the annual Dreyfous Lecture, which this year brings to Tulane Law School the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Commission Chairwoman Catherine E. Lhamon will discuss “Civil Rights in the Trump Era” as...
Highlighting the work of securing and protecting civil rights is the foundation of the annual Dreyfous Lecture, which this year brings to Tulane Law School the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Commission Chairwoman Catherine E. Lhamon will discuss “Civil Rights in the Trump Era” as... Read more
Long-time Tulane Law professor and Director of the law library David Combe, who was instrumental in acquiring the heralded John Minor Wisdom collection and growing the law school’s rare books collection, died on Christmas day last month. A civil law scholar, Combe (L’71) was director of the law... Read more
Meredith Grabill A long-time New Orleans bankruptcy lawyer and award-winning pro bono volunteer in the community, Tulane Law alumna Meredith Grabill (L’06) now is officially the Honorable Judge Grabill. Grabill’s investiture as a federal bankruptcy judge took place Dec. 12 following her appointment in September to... Read more
A three-time Olympic gold medalist who became an attorney and advocate for the protection and support of girls and women in sport has joined Tulane Law’s faculty, teaching in the online Title IX  compliance certificate program. Nancy Hogshead-Makar joined the newest of the law school’s online... Read more
Courtney Crowell was not unlike other young law students – working hard her last year at Tulane Law School with the ultimate goal to launch a successful legal career. But that was before she was one of the first students chosen to work on a new pilot program through Tulane’s legal clinics tasked... Read more
Ninety-nine percent of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tons have simply disappeared. Where did it go? This topic was the focus of a documentary film screening, “Oceans:... Read more
The gift of a two-century-old manuscript is cause for celebration. Tulane Law faculty honored the gift of the 200-year-old de la Vergne volume, an original work on the Civil Law of Louisiana by Louis Moreau Lislet, on Nov. 6 with a program and reception that brought remaining de la Vergne family... Read more
Tulane University’s Law School and Murphy Institute are partnering in launching a new academic center to critically examine the function of law and regulation in a modern economy, Law School Dean David Meyer and Murphy Institute Director Steven M. Sheffrin announced. The new Center for Law and the... Read more
Ariel Campos was able to meet one of her heroes. The second-year law student introduced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as part Tulane President Mike Fitts’ Presidential Speaker Series. Sotomayor was the inaugural speaker, and Campos, who is the president of the Tulane Latinx Law... Read more
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University will host an international gathering Nov. 10-16 devoted to the human impact on and around the Mississippi River region basin and the planet. "Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta" is the culmination of a year-long study of the... Read more
The impact of artificial intelligence on education, financial instruments, criminal justice and healthcare, are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s Gordon Gamm Comparative Law and Justice Symposium on Nov. 8. Leading this year’s Symposium, titled The Implications of... Read more
An article by law Professor David Katner that contends that young children should be presumed incompetent to stand trial—rather than the current presumption that they are all competent-- in delinquency cases was cited by the West Virginia Supreme Court in a decision that will extend the right to... Read more
Thanks to a generous gift, Tulane’s first-of-its-kind Sports Law program will now be led by the nation’s first fully endowed professorship dedicated to sports law. Alumni and longtime supporters, Leopold and Karen Sher and James and Tracie Garner have endowed the Sher Garner Professorship in... Read more
In a program once dominated by men in decades past, six women swept the board elections last spring to lead the prestigious Tulane Moot Court Program at Tulane Law. It is only one of a handful of times that Tulane Law has had an all-female Moot Court board – the student leaders responsible for the... Read more
The prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI) has elected Tulane Law Prof. Martin Davies, Director of Tulane’s Maritime Law Center, as a Titulary Member for his significant contributions to the field. CMI, a 121-year-old international organization comprised of national maritime associations... Read more

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