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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...
Tulane Law School is ranked 31st in the National Law Journal’s 2023 list of the nation’s “Top 50 Go-To Law Schools.” The NLJ Top 50 ranking is based on the percentage of recent law graduates hired by the nation’s 100 largest law firms.  Tulane rose 10 spots in this year’s NLJ ranking, up from 41st... Read more
A student passionate about pro bono work and a fair criminal justice system is the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award for 2023. Third-year Tulane Law student Raquel White interned at the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and performed pro-bono work with the... Read more
Sally Brown Richardson, the A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law, a respected scholar of property rights and vice dean for Academic Affairs at Tulane School of Law, has been named interim dean of Tulane Law School, Tulane President Mike Fitts and Provost Robin Forman announced.  Richardson, a... Read more
A third-year Tulane Law student has been awarded the prestigious Burton Award, the sixth time in the past decade. Kellie Constantine  (L’23) wrote her note for the Tulane Law Review, where she is Notes and Comments Editor, titled, “United States v. Flowers: The Implication of High Crime Areas and... Read more
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tulane Law alumna Orelia Merchant (L'98) to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench, filling an open seat in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Merchant was confirmed Wednesday and is on one of the most diverse rosters of judicial picks... Read more
A nine-term Texas state legislator and Tulane Law alumnus will be the graduation speaker at ceremonies for the Class of 2023. Texas Rep. Rafael Anchía, a 1993 graduate of Tulane Law and the son of Mexican immigrants raised in Miami, will address this year’s graduating class May 20 at Devlin... Read more
For the second consecutive year, Tulane’s Black Law Student Association won the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, the most prestigious national competition for Black law students. In the three years that the BLSA program has been part of the Tulane Moot Court Program, its teams... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has signed on to a letter to Congress from dozens of law deans around the nation asking for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which supports organizations providing legal services to the most vulnerable. “As deans of law schools in the United States... Read more
David Meyer, dean of Tulane Law School and the Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law, will step down effective June 30, to assume the role of dean and president of Brooklyn Law School in New York. Under Meyer’s 13 years of leadership, Tulane Law School hired two dozen permanent faculty members,... Read more
Law Dean David Meyer is stepping down after 13 years at the helm of Tulane Law School and will join Brooklyn Law School as its President and Joseph Crea Dean. Read the announcement from Tulane University President Michael Fitts and Provost Robin Forman... Read more
A veteran of the Tulane Moot Court Program and past national champion of the BLSA discipline took home the first-place spot in the annual Moot Court Honorary Round held April 19. Third-year law student Clarence “Trey” Roby will see his name placed first “on the marble” in the Wendell H. Gauthier... Read more
In life, immigration attorney Valerie Zukin fought for the most vulnerable, transforming detained immigrants’ access to representation in northern and central California. Through her indefatigable determination and grit, she convened and inspired other lawyers and established the infrastructure... Read more
Maritime entrepreneur, Tulane Board member and a founder of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, Erik Johnsen died earlier this week at the age of 97. Johnsen (B’48) founded the Central Gulf Steamship Corp. (later renamed International Shipholding Corp.) with his father and brother in 1947, and... Read more
Tulane Law School invites all alumni to join in a reception following a group swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar later this summer. The event, following the Court swearing-in on June 1, 2023 is being hosted by Chris Johnsen (L'85), a senior partner for Jones Walker’s Washington, D.... Read more
Tulane’s Corporate and Securities Law Roundtable is back March 25, on the heels of the 35th annual Corporate Law Institute. Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton annually gathers top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the field,  immediately following the... Read more