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Tulane Law faculty moves: Jupiter named Associate Dean, Mattes becomes first Chair of law clinics
Two Tulane Law faculty members have been promoted to new positions responsible for hands-on legal training and pro bono service. Professor Tonya Jupiter (L’94), most recently Director of the law school's Pro Bono and Advocacy programs, succeeds Prof. Stacy Seicshnaydre (L’92) as the new...
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 was honored with the American Bar Association’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law and Policy, one of... 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
Tulane Law alumnus Thomas Lane (L'91) Bernard Lane was an Army Ranger with two bronze stars and one of the toughest soldiers you’d ever meet. Richard Morrison, having lived through alcoholism, spent his life counseling others in crisis and despair. Both lived in loving relationships with partners in the 70s, when being openly gay in... Read more
Tulane Law School is launching a new Immigrants’ Rights Law Clinic to prepare students to meet the rapidly growing crisis in access to justice for detainees, announced Dean David Meyer. The new clinic, supported by a generous seed gift of $400,000 by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, comes... Read more
It’s a Silver Anniversary for the International Legislative Drafting Institute  which helps shape laws around the world—and in the process, makes lives better. The Public Law Center (TPLC) of Tulane Law School convened its 25th annual Institute in June with 44 participants from eight countries... Read more