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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...
Twice in as many years, Tulane’s Black Law Student Association Moot Court team has gone on to compete in the nationals. During the weekend of Jan. 22, the Thurgood Marshall Appellate Team, comprised of teammates Aicha Kyria Aime-Marcelin (L’21) and Michelle Domingue (L’22), took third place in the... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Tonya Jupiter, for her work “above and beyond the typical pro bono commitment,” received the Louisiana Appleseed Access to Justice Pro Bono Good Apple Award Thursday evening. Jupiter (L’94) is the law school's Associate Director for Pro Bono and Advocacy Programs, coordinating... Read more
Today, 157 Law School Deans from schools across the country -- including Tulane Law Dean David Meyer --  published a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week. The statement marks a rare occasion. It is unusual for such a diverse... Read more
To the Tulane Law Community: With most of the nation, I watched yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol with revulsion.  The images of a mob storming the seat of our democracy to obstruct lawmakers’ performance of their constitutional duties were shocking.  Yet they were also sadly familiar.  For... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna has been named Global and U.S. Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, becoming the first woman of color to hold both positions. Shauna Clark (L’94) also makes history as the only woman of color to lead a top 200 grossing law firm in the U.S., according to a story in the ABA Journal... Read more
Two Tulane Law School professors who are leading voices in immigration law have been named Bellow Scholars by the American Association of Law Schools, an honor recognizing innovative research projects by clinical legal educators that employ empirical analysis. Profs. Laila Hlass and Mary Yanik, co... Read more
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic spent part of the fall semester in preparation for arguments on a federal appeal in a case involving excessive force. Three students, AsheLee Singleton, Rachel Jokinen and Price Ciolino, all third-year law students, prepared for weeks to argue with... Read more
 The COVID-19 pandemic took a lot from students at Tulane Law School – much more than live events and in-person classes.  For second-and-third-year law students, the crucial aspect of networking with alumni and lawyers working in their preferred field became more complicated than ever. Ryan... Read more
Law students in Tulane’s Immigrant Rights Clinic may have saved the life of their client Luis Nuñez Saavedra by carefully listening to his story and taking quick action to win his release from detention. Third-year law students Gabriela Cruz and Trinidad Reyes paid attention when their client, a... Read more
The hearing on a motion about a plastic plant’s air quality permit in St. James Parish was expected to be procedural. Instead, a student-attorney from Tulane Law persuaded a judge that more review of the plant’s permit was in order on the basis of environmental justice. The case involving the... Read more
Tulane Center for Environmental Director Mark Davis said it best, "At a time when uncertainty was a constant, Tulane Law’s environmental program was steadfast:  Teaching, serving, and mentoring in ways that matter in times that matter." Tulane, despite the COVID-19 crisis, was front and center on... Read more
Days before Tulane Law School closed its doors and the COVID-19 quarantine began, the 25th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit presented more than 20 panels over two days, covering a span of subjects from oyster management to climate change and risk allocation in the insurance and... Read more
Larry Kahn (L’95) wasn’t exactly planning to be an entrepreneur after practicing maritime law for 20 years in one of the most prestigious firms in New York. Yet in 2014, enticed by launching a startup that recycles old ships (a growing part of the maritime industry), his career took a turn that... Read more
President-Elect Joe Biden has named Tulane Law alumnus U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L’98) to a key White House post, serving as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, a New Orleanian who supported Biden as the national co-chair of his presidential campaign, and of... Read more
Tulane Law’s First Amendment Clinic has sued the Town of Gramercy over an ordinance that requires a permit and payment of a $10,000 bond to hold peaceful protests. The ordinance effectively prevented a grass-roots citizen organization, RISE St. James, from holding a peaceful march opposing... Read more

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