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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...
Freedom of expression in schools will be the subject of the Tulane Law School McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the law school's John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 110. This year's lecturer is Professor Justin Driver, the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and Counselor... Read more
Prof. Darren Hutchinson, the John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at Emory University, will be this year’s Tulane Law School's Dreyfous Lecturer. The George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous Lecture, dedicated to the study of civil liberties and human rights, will take place... Read more
 Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will address Tulane Law's inaugural offshore wind conference Wednesday as the state begins to tap into the potential of wind energy in the region. Edwards will speak at the start of the conference at 9 a.m. at the Port of New Orleans, Administration Building, 1350... Read more
Joseph Ettinger, unofficial Tulane Law School ambassador and the iconic benefactor of the Intersession legal boot camp, died Dec. 4 after a long illness. He was 91. Ettinger was laid to rest at the Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, Arizona, his home in retirement. Ettinger (L’56) had a... Read more
By any measure, Robert Waldrup’s closet is a thing of beauty: Filled with vintage clothing circa the 1940s, curated with precision and taste, perfectly suited to his Instagram alter ego @VernonValentine. Through his account – which bears the name – Waldrup’s followers get a peek at his sartorial... Read more
Tulane Law School is calling for nominations from alumni for three major awards celebrating the leadership and impact of Black alumni, all of which will be presented during the 2023 Black Law Alumni Reunion. Nominations must be made by Black Tulane Law alumni, and the recipients will be honored... Read more
Back in 2013, Harry Vorhoff was a third-year Tulane Law student who knew he wanted to practice environmental law but was unsure of where he would land after graduation. That spring he was the Speaker Chair of the Environmental Law and Policy Summit, the law school’s premier conference in the field... Read more
 The Women's Prison Project, Tulane’s innovative partnership between its Domestic Violence Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic, has had seven clients who were serving life without parole sentences go home to their families. Through a combination of pre-trial, post-conviction, and pardon cases,... Read more
In the past year the Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic has represented clients in several cases alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act.   Although that law was passed more than 50 years ago, housing discrimination remains prevalent. A recent study conducted by the Louisiana... Read more
Tulane Law School will host a celebration of the life of Dean Edward Sherman -- the school's 20th dean --  Friday, Nov. 18. Sherman led the law school 1996 to 2001 and died in June at the age of 84. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in room 110 of the John Giffen Weinmann Hall, with a reception... Read more
The 14-year-old had been charged with nine felonies, dating back to when he was 7. Although technically in the special education program in Orleans Parish for three years, with an IQ of about 60, he had received no instruction and was not attending school. It’s exactly the kind of case that... Read more
Estimates suggest that at least 25 percent of people in jail suffer from serious mental illness, and understanding how to recognize and address the issue in court is an important skill for lawyers and judges working in the criminal legal system. Ensuring that Tulane Law students are learning this... Read more
Bernhard announced this week a bold commitment to hire 360 Tulane University graduates over the next three decades. Dubbed the “360 Promise,” the program is a partnership between Bernhard and the Tulane Energy Institute, a world-renowned component of Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. The... Read more
Tulane Law faculty were honored recently as part of the university’s Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards which honor the impact Tulanians have on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, the arts, the humanities and other academic fields. Law Professors... Read more
Tulane’s 2022 Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards were presented on Nov. 4 at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. The awards are given annually “to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering... Read more