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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...
A maverick advocate for women’s rights and racial equality, Sandra Scarbrough Kramer, the widow of former Tulane Law Dean John Kramer, died March 30 at the age of 79. Kramer, who was born in rural Mississippi, blazed a career steeped in politics, moving forward what in the early 60s and 70s were... Read more
With precautions in place against COVID-19 throwing the university community into full-time online coursework and sheltering in place, socializing has had to become a bit …  creative. Social distancing is needed to “flatten the curve,” experts say, but isolation can also wreak havoc on anyone,... Read more
Through a common interest in quilting, a truck driver from Indianapolis, Ind., and a Tulane Law professor have come together to help health care workers in need of masks. Tulane Law Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, whose research recently explored on intellectual property norms in the creative world... Read more
In a moving tribute to Tulane Law and in recognition that his life remains in danger in his native Liberia, an alumnus who won one of the environmental world's most prestigious prizes, has bestowed it on Tulane for safekeeping. "At Tulane Law I feel at home," said Alfred Brunell (LLM'02) who in... Read more
On the heels of establishing two world-class centers – in energy law and in environmental law – Tulane Law School is launching two online master’s programs for those working in these growing industries. The Master of Jurisprudence in Environmental Law and the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law... Read more
Tulane University is announcing a special initiative to make graduate study more accessible to U.S. Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs) and Fulbright student grantees called back from international placements because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19. As a university with a strong tradition of... Read more
Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s graduate school received high marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings with its Master of Health Administration (MHA) program maintaining its place among the top 20 best healthcare management programs in the nation... Read more
  Dear Tulane Law Family,  I taught my first remote class today. At 8:30 a.m., on our first day back in class... Read more
The 28th annual Tulane Admiralty Law Institute (ALI) will focus on ships – their lifespan and everything in between – during its biennial conference March 11-13. This year’s ALI will be held on Tulane’s campus at McAlister Auditorium starting Wednesday with an opening panel on the evolution of a... Read more
Jeff Davis, the Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will keynote Tulane University Law School’s 32nd annual Corporate Law Institute (CLI) March 5-6 at the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Davis will speak at the CLI Thursday from... 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
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
UPDATE: Due to the evolving conditions due to COVID-19, we have cancelled this year's Hall of Fame Luncheon. We will advise our community when it is safe to reschedule.   The eighth class of the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame is full of trailblazers. It includes the first black woman to graduate... Read more
The movement against natural hair discrimination now has at least two Tulane Law alums squarely in the middle of it – and working together. Law alumna Wendy Greene (L’02) is the founder of Free the Hair, a movement that seeks to “celebrate and advocate the right of people of color to freely wear... 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