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Tulane Law graduation honors resiliency of the Class of 2024
Amid fanfare and celebration, Tulane Law School said goodbye to its 173rd graduating class, the Class of 2024, which overcame the early stages of the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Ida, forcing the start of their law school journey online. Tulane Law conferred degrees on more than 300...
Tulane Law Professor Oliver Houck’s book Taking Back Eden has been published in Chinese by Peking University Press, thanks to the efforts of Tulane LLM graduate Mingqing You (LLM ’05), now with Wuhan University and a regular reporter of recent developments in his country. Professor Oliver Houck... Read more
A chance to share appetizers, bourbon and cigars with Professors Sally Richardson and Ron Scalise drew the highest bid at the 2017 auction raising funds for Tulane University Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation. More than 150 students, faculty members and alumni helped raise $19,500 through... Read more
This month, on the same day, “60 Minutes” featured Tulane Law Prof. Pam Metzger’s work in freeing a wrongfully accused man from jail, and The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Prof. Marjorie Kornhauser describing her work with a team of Tulane Law students to promote basic tax literacy in the New... Read more
With the addition of eight members over the past two years, the Tulane Law Dean’s Advisory Board has further expanded its role in providing vital support for the future of the law school. In March, the newest members joining the board were Victoria Reggie Kennedy (L ’79), Judy Perry Martinez (L ’82... Read more
On April 16, “60 Minutes“ on CBS examined New Orleans' overburdened and underfunded public defender system. Among the experts whose work was highlighted was Tulane Law Professor Pam Metzger, who has long worked to improve the delivery of public defense services. Metzger, the Robert A. Ainsworth... Read more
Attorney Kevin Yorn says Tulane Law School attracts adventurers. And studying with classmates full of ideas and professors from all over the world, he says, opened channels in his thought process that encouraged him to “get outside the lines a little bit and not live my business life in a linear... Read more
First-year Tulane Law student Will Prorok hopes to practice patent law and make technology more accessible in the public interest realm, but he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join students from an energy law course for a tour of Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant on the Mississippi... Read more
A government contractor. A kickback scheme. Fraud charges. Millions of dollars invested for public employees’ retirement funds at stake. Though it sounds full of fiscal intrigue, the case of Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System didn’t get widespread attention on March 27 when the U.S. Supreme... Read more
Though a Louisiana-style downpour deluged New Orleans streets the first morning of Tulane’s Corporate Law Institute, the mood was sunny among the 600-plus lawyers, bankers and other professionals talking deal making inside the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Kurt Simon, J.P. Morgan’s global... Read more
These days, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L ’98) seems busier than ever: meeting with President Donald Trump one day, advocating for Louisianans recovering from tornadoes the next and then pivoting to ask for an FBI probe into the number of black girls going missing in Washington, D.C. As new chair of... Read more
Tulane University Law School alum Randy Ebner (L ’80) described his life as ExxonMobil general counsel and offered advice about succeeding in law practice during a March 31 “fireside chat” in New Orleans with Dean David Meyer. The event was featured at the 1st National Young Energy Professionals’... Read more
Students planning Tulane Law’s annual environmental law showcase confounded Professor Oliver Houck when they invited a craft brewery executive as the main attraction. But New Belgium Brewing co-founder Kim Jordan hit all the right chords as keynote speaker, explaining her company’s multi-faceted... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Saru Matambanadzo has been appointed to a four-year term on the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The state panels conduct hearings and make recommendations to the commission on local civil rights concerns, such as justice, voting, housing,... Read more
By Caroline McDougall Tulane University endowed scholarship recipients received an opportunity to meet the donors supporting their studies during the 2017 Celebration of Scholarship event March 19 in the Glazer Family Club at Yulman Stadium. As a jazz trio played in the background, nearly 200... Read more
The Trump administration’s immigration policies are creating a climate of fear in immigrant communities and prompting numerous legal challenges, but they’re also generating more scrutiny where courts previously didn’t trod, UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin Johnson told a Tulane University Law... Read more