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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...
Meredith Grabill A long-time New Orleans bankruptcy lawyer and award-winning pro bono volunteer in the community, Tulane Law alumna Meredith Grabill (L’06) now is officially the Honorable Judge Grabill. Grabill’s investiture as a federal bankruptcy judge took place Dec. 12 following her appointment in September to... Read more
Courtney Crowell was not unlike other young law students – working hard her last year at Tulane Law School with the ultimate goal to launch a successful legal career. But that was before she was one of the first students chosen to work on a new pilot program through Tulane’s legal clinics tasked... Read more
Ninety-nine percent of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tons have simply disappeared. Where did it go? This topic was the focus of a documentary film screening, “Oceans:... Read more
The gift of a two-century-old manuscript is cause for celebration. Tulane Law faculty honored the gift of the 200-year-old de la Vergne volume, an original work on the Civil Law of Louisiana by Louis Moreau Lislet, on Nov. 6 with a program and reception that brought remaining de la Vergne family... Read more
Tulane University’s Law School and Murphy Institute are partnering in launching a new academic center to critically examine the function of law and regulation in a modern economy, Law School Dean David Meyer and Murphy Institute Director Steven M. Sheffrin announced. The new Center for Law and the... Read more
Ariel Campos was able to meet one of her heroes. The second-year law student introduced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as part Tulane President Mike Fitts’ Presidential Speaker Series. Sotomayor was the inaugural speaker, and Campos, who is the president of the Tulane Latinx Law... Read more
The impact of artificial intelligence on education, financial instruments, criminal justice and healthcare, are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s Gordon Gamm Comparative Law and Justice Symposium on Nov. 8. Leading this year’s Symposium, titled The Implications of... Read more
An article by law Professor David Katner that contends that young children should be presumed incompetent to stand trial—rather than the current presumption that they are all competent-- in delinquency cases was cited by the West Virginia Supreme Court in a decision that will extend the right to... Read more
Thanks to a generous gift, Tulane’s first-of-its-kind Sports Law program will now be led by the nation’s first fully endowed professorship dedicated to sports law. Alumni and longtime supporters, Leopold and Karen Sher and James and Tracie Garner have endowed the Sher Garner Professorship in... Read more
In a program once dominated by men in decades past, six women swept the board elections last spring to lead the prestigious Tulane Moot Court Program at Tulane Law. It is only one of a handful of times that Tulane Law has had an all-female Moot Court board – the student leaders responsible for the... Read more
The prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI) has elected Tulane Law Prof. Martin Davies, Director of Tulane’s Maritime Law Center, as a Titulary Member for his significant contributions to the field. CMI, a 121-year-old international organization comprised of national maritime associations... Read more
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will publish Tulane Law Prof. Amy Gajda’s third book, “The Secret History of the Right to Privacy.”   The book looks at privacy’s crooked path in the United States, its threats to press freedoms, and what it all reveals about current anxieties in a... Read more
The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the impact of import tariffs on international trade and how developing LNG markets will shape the energy industry globally are at the core of the Fourth Annual U.S.-China Energy and Trade Law Forum hosted by Tulane Law School's Center for Energy... Read more
For his lifetime commitment to diversity in the law profession and to his peers, Tulane Law will honor alumnus Wayne Lee (L’74) with a commissioned portrait to hang in the John Giffen Weinmann Hall this coming spring. The effort is part of the Tulane Trailblazers initiative launched earlier this... Read more
In what is an uncommon occurrence in federal court, two third-year Tulane Law students argued a Texas case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week. Tulane Law’s Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, which trains law students in their final year of law school using real... Read more