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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...
Actor and Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks is the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Tulane Entertainment and  Sports Law Conference Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. Banks will have a no-holds-barred conversation with alum Jeff Frost (L’89), president and founder of Bristol Circle... Read more
Tulane’s interdisciplinary research and cross-campus collaborations have led to groundbreaking discoveries that have made lasting impacts across the region, nation and globe. To highlight the breadth of this work, the Office of Research will host the inaugural Tulane Research, Innovation and... Read more
Tulane Law School’s faculty is participating in Tulane’s first Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit March 1-2. The event, which will feature short presentations and lectures from the university’s researchers, faculty and scholars, is part of a broader effort to showcase the work of those... Read more
Tulane Law Vice Dean Sally Richardson is back on the Mardi Gras circuit, teaching students and practitioners alike about property law with the backdrop of the carnival season.  “It’s fun to be able to connect up legal concepts – and sometimes antiquated legal concepts, at that – to something that... Read more
Three times might be the charm for a full-Tulane Law sweep of the National Black Law Student moot court competition. At least that’s what the Tulane Black Law Student Association Moot Court Program is aiming for this year as it sends three teams across three disciplines to the National Thurgood... Read more
The work of addressing America’s inequality and injustice is dependent on the courage of ordinary people to do all they can to preserve democracy, renowned civil rights activist Sherrilyn Ifill told the crowd gathered recently during her visit to Tulane. In her call to action, Ifill, a long-time... Read more
Only in 1966 did Tulane Law School enroll its first Black student, opening doors to those who had long been denied access to legal education. Eighteen years later, Karen Wells and Clarence Roby Jr. were the first in their families to enter law school, becoming some of the early Black practitioners... Read more
Since its launch in 2020, Tulane Law School’s Women’s Prison Project has helped win the freedom of eight women, most of them serving life-without-parole sentences for having defended themselves against violent partners.  The Project’s most recent client, a 62-year-old woman incarcerated for the... Read more
Tulane Law’s endowed lecture focused on maritime law, the William Tetley Lecture, will be held on Feb. 15 and will explore the latest pressing issues affecting shipping operations throughout the world. This year’s Tetley Lecturer is Anne Liversedge, General Counsel at Teekay Tankers, and Chair of... Read more
 Today, Dean David Meyer released this statement explaining why Tulane Law School will no longer provide internal data to U.S. News for purposes of its ranking of law schools.  In making this move, Tulane Law joins about 40 law schools and five medical schools in declining to participate in the U.... Read more
One of the nation’s premier civil rights attorneys and former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill, will be the keynote speaker at the Tulane Black Law Alumni Reunion Feb. 3. Ifill’s speech will take place as part of the Friday evening events of the BLA... Read more
It’s hard to miss the giant white pick-up truck adorned with huge red, white, and black flags rolling down the streets of the tiny fishing town of Grand Isle, Louisiana.  Especially when those red, white, and black flags say “F*** BIDEN” (without the asterisks).  And also F*** everyone who voted... Read more
Louisiana’s civil law tradition is unique to the U.S., establishing legal and cultural principles that now span 300 years. To honor the tricentennial of New Orleans as the capital of the Louisiana colony, the Tulane Law Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, along with the... Read more
A trailblazing judge, an advocate for underrepresented communities and a national leader in equity and inclusion were selected by their peers as the first recipients of the inaugural Tulane Black Law Alumni Awards. The Awards – three in total – were presented at the Tulane Black Law Alumni Reunion... Read more
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called offshore wind energy a natural opportunity for renewing Louisiana’s leadership in the energy sector, creating new jobs and helping ease impacts of climate change during the Tulane Law inaugural offshore wind conference held Wednesday, Jan. 18. Edwards said he... Read more