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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...
Tulane Law School’s innovative Women’s Prison Project, which has freed 10 women who were imprisoned for reasons tracing back to their experience of intimate partner violence, has received the Ignite Award from the National Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW).   The award was presented to... Read more
Two graduates were honored by the Tulane Law faculty with the school’s highest honors, one for academic excellence and the other for service to Tulane and the community. Tulane Law School’s top student honors, the John Minor Wisdom Award, focused on academics and writing, and the General Maurice... Read more
 Tulane Law alumna Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) was confirmed May 17 by the U.S. Senate for a seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the court. Abudu, the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, won confirmation by a 49-47 vote after a year or... Read more
For their work, service and dedication to academic achievement and contributions to Tulane Law School, Class of 2023 law students Gabrielle Boissoneau, Kiera Galloway and Clarke Perkins will receive the Tulane 34 Award. Named for the year—1834— when the university was founded, the award is among... Read more
There are foodies in New Orleans – one of the culinary capitals of the world – and then there is Lynette Chen. The Tulane Law student – who will receive her J.D. on May 20 as part of the Class of 2023 – is a sought-after food influencer on Instagram (@Lynniethefoodie) with more than 23,000... Read more
They are the Class of 2023’s adventurers, the five women evacuees who arrived at Tulane Law in the fall of 2020, having left their Fulbright or Peace Corps work in a hurry when an international pandemic changed the world. At Tulane Law, the pandemic-year evacuees are within days of receiving their... Read more
The 2023 Tulane Law School Hall of Fame honored path-breaking alumni and faculty whose accomplishments have elevated the legal profession and the global stature of Tulane Law. This year’s honorees include the first woman to graduate Tulane Law (or any law school in the Deep South) in 1898; a... Read more
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