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'Visionary' who helped establish Tulane as a center for maritime law has died
Robert Acomb Jr.,  a visionary lawyer who helped establish Tulane as a global center for maritime law and whose illustrious career saw him recognized as one of the top admiralty lawyers in the world, has died. He was 90. Acomb (B’51, L’53) was a long-time partner at the Jones Walker...
Maybe it was the impact of growing up the son of immigrants from Mexico, or that his grandmother had toiled in California’s farming fields most of her life that brought Constantino Raya to the law. What is certain is that he now knows his purpose lies in working to help vulnerable populations. “... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Ann Lipton’s article, Not Everything Is about Investors: The Case for Mandatory Stakeholder Disclosure, published in Vol 37 of the Yale Journal on Regulation, made the Corporate Practice Commentator’s list of the 10 Best Articles of 2020. Lipton is widely recognized among the top... Read more
After years of research into the early foundations of Louisiana’s Civil Code, and after many memorable discoveries, Professor Vernon Palmer has reached a new milestone – teaching 50 years at Tulane Law. This remarkable anniversary coincides with his latest effort, solving a legal “whodunit” in his... Read more
The Moot Court Honorary Round Argument is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m., with two Tulane Law students making arguments before a distinguished panel of federal judges. Zachary Creel and Lucille "Lucy" Dieckhaus, both 3Ls,  will compete in a virtual format arguing Cohn v. Placerado... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has signed on to a letter to Congress from dozens of law deans around the nation asking for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which supports organizations providing legal services to the most vulnerable. “As deans of law schools in the United States... Read more
Tulane Law’s visionary and nationally-ranked sports law program got a significant gift a year ago – creating the nation’s first fully endowed professorship dedicated to sports law. Professor Gabe Feldman, the nation’s leading academic in the field, and the Director of the Sports Law Program, is... Read more
For its efforts to advance diversity in the legal community, Tulane Law School will receive the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2021 Guardian of Diversity Award. The award is given annually to an organization that has made exemplary contributions to the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion... Read more
Kayla Williams spent the first half of her life stretching her body to its limits in pursuit of a gold medal in gymnastics. Having accomplished that by the time she turned 16, and with the experience of being an elite female athlete, the Tulane Law student now has set her sights on advocating for... Read more
Tulane Center for Environmental Law will hold a virtual symposium focused on equitable food systems on Friday, April 9. Experts on various aspects of food systems will come together for three separate panels for intimate, engaging conversation discussing the intersection of water, food, and... Read more
The annual Tulane Entertainment and Sports Law Conference – where Hollywood and sports titans discuss challenges in their respective industries –  took place virtually this year with three sessions that explored the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on sports and Hollywood. The April 1 event, which came... Read more
He was a pathbreaking trial lawyer who played a stand-out role in some of the most nationally significant litigation of the era, including landmark lawsuits arising from the BP Oil Spill, the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandals, and against Big Tobacco. But, to those who knew him best, Bob... Read more
He left Liberia in 2016 under threat of arrest and death after he helped stop palm oil conglomerates from destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of tropical forest in his home country of Liberia. For astounding work, Alfred Brownell (LLM ’02) has received awards and accolades, along with a safe... Read more
Louisiana has one of the highest immigrant detainee populations in the nation, housed mostly in for-profit immigration detention centers, yet suffers from a scarcity of immigration lawyers. “Louisiana has become an immigration incarceration destination, creating an access to justice crisis,” said... Read more
Forget the “one-in-100-years” storm theories when it comes to energy. Extreme weather events are likely to happen with more frequency because of climate change, and our energy grids will need to prepare accordingly. That was a key takeaway from Tulane’s latest Plug In on the Texas energy crisis,... Read more
Tulane’s 33 Annual Corporate Law Institute – one of the biggest M&A events in the country -- is scheduled March 11-12 in a virtual format.  The two-day event will feature a series of panels tackling the significant issues in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Among the leading... Read more