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Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project
Tulane Law School has received a nearly $2 million gift to expand an innovative clinical program providing legal services and advocacy for imprisoned women who were victims of domestic violence, Dean David Meyer announced. The anonymous gift will support the Women’s Prison Project (WPP), a first...
Tulane Law School has received a nearly $2 million gift to expand an innovative clinical program providing legal services and advocacy for imprisoned women who were victims of domestic violence, Dean David Meyer announced. The anonymous gift will support the Women’s Prison Project (WPP), a first-... Read more
Liberian environmental activist-in-exile and Tulane Law alumnus Alfred Brownell (LLM’02) will headline the 25th Environmental Law & Policy Summit March 6-7. Brownell in 2019 received the Goldman Environmental Prize for his fight to save more than a half-million acres in Liberia’s rainforests... Read more
If winning once is nice, then it’s even better twice. That's the kind of Valentine’s Day weekend the Tulane Law Mock Trial Team had. With two teams at the annual Southern Classic Mock Trial Competition in Oxford, Miss., they got a most unsual result: The teams took first and second place, which... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton is gathering top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate  & Securities Law Roundtable March 7. The Roundtable has been a popular event that annually brings scholars from around the... Read more
Like clockwork, every Friday night, family tradition at Bob and Ruth Force’s house dictated a nice family meal, followed by an ice cream run to the Carrollton Avenue Baskin Robbins with their two toddler boys. After ice cream -- maybe 8 or 9 p.m. –that’s when Professor Force and family would go... Read more
In what can be called a banner year for Tulane Law alumni joining the judicial ranks, three Tulanians have been named to the federal bench in recent months. Attorney Donna Phillips Currault (L’89)  was selected as a Magistrate Judge  in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana... Read more
Shipping contracts are a complex legal matter. Some practical and not-so-practical problems that arise from such contracts is the topic of this year’s William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law at Tulane Law, Feb. 18. This year’s lecturer is Michael Brooks, from the Nordisk Defence Club (Nordisk... Read more
The president of the nation’s largest legal organization – the American Bar Association – who also happens to be a Tulane Law School alumna and mentor to students -- will give the keynote address at this year’s graduation ceremonies. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez, who rose from humble roots in... Read more
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
Hail to the Chiefs

January 06, 2020

In what remains a singularly seminal moment in Tulane Law history, more than 375 black alumni joined in celebrating the accomplishments of its students of color through the decades one year ago this month. Among them were trailblazers – the promising student leaders who bravely and passionately... 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

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