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Early pioneer of Louisiana trust law and Tulane alumnus, Judge Pappy Little, has died
Tulane Law alumnus the Honorable Frank A. “Pappy” Little, Jr. (A&S ’58, L ‘61), who served on the federal bench for 22 years with distinction and was a pioneer in Louisiana trust law, has died. He was 87. Little, who in 2023 was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame, was retired...
Professor Becki Kondkar has been awarded the Association of American Law Schools' 2024 Pro Bono Access to Justice Award, which recognizes just one individual or program in the nation each year for their role in removing barriers to justice for people unable to afford legal representation.... Read more
During the Tulane Sports Law Program 30th anniversary, first-year law student Ryane Mejia caught up with alumna Kimberly Haynes (L'00) who is the founder of OMBI Group, her sports-based nonprofit and consulting firm that works with athletes and families on their legal needs.  Haynes spoke about... Read more
The Tulane Sports Law Program celebrated its 30th Anniversary with fanfare in November, bringing back the faculty and students who launched the Program in 1993 and has since seen extraordinary growth and success. During the 30th, Tulane feted program founder Professor Gary Roberts. “It became... Read more
The spring semester for Tulane’s Sports Law Program comes alive almost immediately in January, with student-run arbitration and negotiation competitions – four in all – taking center stage over the ensuing three months. In the world of the NBA, the Tulane Pro Basketball Negotiation competition... Read more
A new report co-authored by Tulane Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic shows that more than 100,000 abused or abandoned immigrant youths are in limbo as a backlog in cases for youth hoping to apply for green cards has more than doubled in the last two years. End the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (... Read more
Without Tulane Law School, Louisiana trust law would not exist.   While the idea of enforceable charitable donations was recognized under Roman law, the trust – a legal device whereby ownership of property is bifurcated between a trustee who holds legal title and a beneficiary who holds equitable... Read more
To run into Jupiter Contreras in the halls of Tulane Law School is to find a little dose of sunshine. They are warm, smiling, larger-than-life. Contreras, the president of the incoming class of 2026, spares no time for being down, or worse, for failing to take in all that their classmates and the... Read more
Earlier this fall, Erika Hodges, a second-year Tulane Law student, spoke to rising first-years, explaining their reasons for diving into public interest law. “When I was growing up, if I had been in trouble, I would have needed the help of a public defender,” they recounted matter-of-factly. “My... Read more
The 2024 Tulane Law School Hall of Fame will honor some of the law school’s most notable alumni and trailblazers whose impact on the school and the profession elevated the legal profession and the global stature of Tulane Law. This year’s honorees include an alum whose persuasive words led to the... Read more
Three members of the Tulane Law community – a student, a professor and a staff member – have been honored by The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) as part of their annual Pro Bono Honor Roll award. Professor Khrista McCarden, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Staff Member Kimberly Terrell,... Read more
Tulane Law Professors Laila Hlass and Saru Matambanadzo have been honored by Tulane University for their innovation and dedication to education as part of the annual Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards. Hlass, Associate Provost for International Affairs and the Co-Director of... Read more
The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic won an important U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in October in a case that has spanned more than five years and involved almost a dozen students. Argued over the summer by Clinic student-attorney and recent graduate Steven Moctezuma (L’23) under the... Read more
The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced last week that Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind Propeller, a consortium that includes Tulane University, is one of 31 newly designated Tech Hubs.    The consortium, known as GLOW Propeller, will support development of offshore wind energy... Read more
In 2020, as Louisiana’s detention of immigrants soared to the second highest in the nation, Tulane Law boosted its immigration law program with the launch of a new legal clinic dedicated to building a pipeline of attorneys through training students to represent local community members in seeking... Read more
Tulane faculty now have a direct line to weigh in on the university’s programmatic innovation strategies and goals for the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII): the Faculty Innovation Council (FIC). FIC is composed of Tulane faculty members who possess expertise in their areas of study and... Read more