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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...
There is something magical happening in the Moot Court Program – lots of winning going on. Over the weekend, the Mock Trial Team – competing in a regional event against 25 others – took first place and is heading to the National Trial Competition finals against some of the best teams in the nation... Read more
Texas’ energy crisis is the topic of a special Tulane "Plug In” hosted by the Tulane Center for Energy Law, which will bring together leading experts to discuss what went wrong and what comes next. The event will be held Tuesday, March 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. (central time) and is titled “Systemic... Read more
The Hon. Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. lived a life of service: A Naval officer who went into battle in World War II, Assistant U.S. Attorney, district court judge, ad-hoc judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Wicker, whose life straddled two centuries that included... Read more
Here is a law school secret: No lawyer was born knowing how to argue a case skillfully. One way to hone that skill set is taking part in competitions hosted by Tulane Law’s more than 90-year-old Moot Court Program, one of the largest student-run organizations at the school and among the oldest... Read more
The Tulane Law Environmental Appellate Moot Court team competed in the three-day Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC), sponsored by Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Tulane’s team made it to the semi-final round, placing in the top nine of a 52... Read more
For student-attorney Zac Creel, his Criminal Justice Clinic case became a lesson law students learn quickly – sometimes good people do bad things. Sometimes, the mistake that lands them in prison is the catalyst for change. That is the story of Creel’s client, Joshua, who while serving 20 years of... Read more
 Just months after the nation saw protests that galvanized a movement for greater equity at all levels of society, the 26th annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit will focus its annual conference on environmental justice. The student-run Summit, one of the largest and most respected... Read more
Adeola Ogunkeyede’s role as a public defender is less job and more “living a fulfilling life.” Growing up in a predominately Black and brown, working-class New York neighborhood, and later comparing her experiences to those she met in high school, college, and later law school, she couldn’t look... Read more
He was an academically gifted young Black man from southern Mississippi, so it went without saying that he was expected to choose a money-making career and buck the trends about poor, young Black men. “I thought I would be a businessman and wear suits every day and have nice things,” said Chris... Read more
Three distinguished Tulane Law alumni have joined the law Dean’s Advisory Board, providing vital support for the institution’s future during challenging times. Their careers span a variety of legal areas: real estate, politics and the military. Each brings a wealth of experience to the Board at a... Read more
The summer of 2020 will be remembered not just for the pandemic that swept the nation and killed hundreds of thousands, but also for our society’s grappling with hundreds of years of entrenched racism. In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, amid grief and despair, Tulane Law’s community... Read more
Earlier this month, I spoke with former Dean Robert Clayton, who with Dean John Kramer helped lead Tulane Law School’s phenomenally successful rise in the late 1980s and 1990s to become a national leader in promoting diversity in the legal profession.  Tulane then boasted the largest representation... Read more
A grueling first year at Tulane Law School did not deter Antonio Milton from a new challenge, writing his way onto its oldest and most prestigious legal journal. “So I shot for the moon,” said Milton (L’22) of Carencro, La. This week, he reached the proverbial moon by making history: He became... Read more
 Tulane Law Prof. Vernon Valentine Palmer has solved a legal “whodunit.” In his new book, The Lost Translators of 1808 and the Birth of Civil Law in Louisiana (Univ. Georgia Press 2021), Palmer (L’65) uncovers the true identity of the men  who wrote  the English translation of one of Louisiana’s... Read more
Dear Fellow Black Alumni: Wow, so much has happened since our last newsletter! I hope you have found some encouragement and peace, in what has been an exhausting past few months. We had a busy and successful summer 2020 hosting several virtual Diversity Dialogue programs that included book... Read more