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Trailblazing alumna Judge Karen Wells Roby (L’87) honored for lifetime of service in law
For a life dedicated to making the profession better, Judge Karen Wells Roby (L’87), a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana and a stalwart supporter of Tulane Law, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. The...
Students in Tulane Law’s Online Master of Jurisprudence often say the same thing about their experience – that it changed their life, gave them the confidence to speak about the law, and their career benefited greatly.    “It gave me the confidence to start my own business,” said alumna Pavithri... Read more
How do you take an emerging legal problem, one where there is almost no case law and is founded on principles so broad, it could be hypothetical at every turn? That’s the reality of space law – where the commercialization of travel and industry is only beginning to take shape – but where the law... Read more
Tulane Law student Lakshmi “Lex” Kumar has embraced her second chance at life. Just a few years from a diagnosis of a rare congenital heart condition that could have taken her life, she is among the law school’s most avid student scholars and leaders. “Second chances are rarely given,” said... Read more
A number of new faces are joining the faculty ranks at Tulane Law in the fall, including an international expert in energy law, as well as scholars in civil rights and gender law, constitutional law, comparative law and human rights and finance, banking and corporate law. Freddy Sourgens was named... Read more
International energy law scholar Frédéric Sourgens has been named to lead Tulane University Law School’s innovative Center for Energy Law as the James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law, Dean Sally Richardson announced. Sourgens is not only a Tulane Law alumnus with the Class of 2005, but he also is an... Read more
The New Orleans CityBusiness announced its 2023 class of Leaders in Law and Tulane Law School swept the educators category with three out of three education leaders being Tulane Law faculty members.  Professors Ann Lipton, Lauren Godshall, and Tonya Jupiter all received the local honor and joined... Read more
Tulane Law’s LLM program for foreign attorneys has made The International Jurist’ s honor roll of the nation’s best. The publication noted that Tulane’s LLM programs – five in all -- are among the oldest in the nation, incorporate Louisiana’s unique civil law traditions and ensure international... Read more
Two Tulane Law graduates have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the federal bench in key appointments,  including one that makes history as the first Black woman to serve in her circuit. Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) was confirmed May 17 by the U.S. Senate to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,... Read more
After 20 years as founder and president of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, where he established a platform for top global law scholars to address pressing issues of comparative law, Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer is stepping down from his leadership role. Palmer, who has... Read more
Since his arrival in New Orleans as a student at Tulane Law School in 2009, Christopher Dalbom feels like “I’ve never really had to leave campus.” And Tulane has been the better for it. Now Professor Dalbom will take the reins of Tulane’s Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy next month as... Read more
Demeka Fields (L ’16), Counsel, Global Sports Marketing/Data Privacy with New Balance and previously team counsel for the Minnesota Vikings, chats with Syndey Williams (L'24) about diversity in the industry, seeking out mentors and embracing changing goals as part of her career. Fields, a founding... Read more
 Tulane Law School’s student-run Sports Law Society was proud to host its long-standing annual pro sports negotiation competitions and Women in Sports Law Symposium this Spring. With all five events in-person, Tulane Sports Law was thrilled to have more than 100 judges and speakers combined at... Read more
Dear Tulane Community, I hope you are all well. The Tulane Sports Law Program is busier than ever and our spring semester was filled with an amazing slate of sports law events on campus.  We’re so thrilled to have so many of our current students and alumni involved in these events. The Tulane... Read more
Stacy Seicshnaydre Professor Stacy Seicshnaydre (L’92) a leading authority on fair housing and anti-discrimination law whose work has influenced federal civil rights litigation, will become the next Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at Tulane Law School, Interim Dean Sally Richardson announced.   Richardson appointed... Read more
Former Louisiana House Speaker and Tulane Law alumnus Jimmy Dimos (L’63), who served six terms in the state legislature, has died at the age of 84. Dimos, a former legislator from northeast Louisiana who served a term as Speaker of the House during the administration of former Gov. Buddy Roemer,... Read more