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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...
When EPA Chief Michael Regan began a listening tour to address systemic environmental injustices across the U.S., his journey took him to Louisiana – and to the clients, students and faculty of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. Regan dedicated fully half of the four-day “Journey to Justice”... Read more
Jarod Davis graduated Tulane Law School in 2005 with a Juris Doctor, but to the dismay of his parents, he didn’t head to the courtroom. Instead, he entered the public policy arena working for Dow Inc. where he rose through the ranks to become the multinational company’s Director of U.S. Policy... Read more
Each summer, Tulane Law students interested in environmental law head off to all the corners of the country (and occasionally, the globe), to get skills training in the field. These “green summers” provide a foundation that often becomes the nexis that launches the next generation of environmental... Read more
Tulane Law School will hold its annual Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law Nov. 17,  this year hosting law Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer, who is one of the world's leading scholars in the field of comparative law. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the law school's John... Read more
Since its founding in 1982 under the guidance of Professor Robert Force, the Maritime Law Center has graduated hundreds of students and firmly entrenched Tulane as a global behemoth in maritime law. In its 40 years, Tulane’s maritime law program has become the best in the world, its scholarly... Read more
Tulane Law School professor Ann Lipton is the go-to source for national media covering the events surrounding Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover. Lipton, the Michael Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law & Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Faculty Research at Tulane Law School,... Read more
Spirit of the law

October 28, 2022

It’s been a bit spooky lately in Tulane Law School’s Reading Room. The room, including its statue of Nathan Hale, is decorated for Halloween courtesy of Roy Sturgeon, Foreign, Comparative and International Law reference librarian. Asked why he takes the time to decorate Hale, Sturgeon answered, “... Read more
A renowned scholar of comparative law and legal history, Tulane Law Professor James Gordley has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Comparative Law. The ASCL award is given for a lifetime of work that has provided extraordinary contributions to comparative law in... Read more
Tulane University Law School’s Energy Law Center is holding an Energy Litigation Seminar in Houston focusing on data as a tool for better legal advocacy and representation. Titled "The Power of Data in Litigating and Persuading Today's Jurors in Oil & Gas Cases,” the seminar will be held... Read more
The Arbor Day Foundation, one of the largest conservation non-profits in the U.S., is more synonymous with planting trees than the law.   But as it began building up its own legal department, it chose one Tulane Law student as its first-ever summer legal intern. Second-year law student Cassie... Read more
Tulane Law alumna Judy Barrasso (L’81) has received the 2022 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans National Council for Jewish Women, the most prestigious award conferred by the organization. Barrasso, a founding member of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, received the... Read more
Tulane Law School’s First Amendment Clinic will expand its staff and its impact in educating students and aiding local journalists thanks to a $375,000 grant from the Legal Clinic Fund for Local News.   The clinic defends core First Amendment principles through legal representation of members of... Read more
Following a national search, Tulane Law has named its first Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Law Dean David Meyer announced. Tracie Ransom will join Tulane Law School as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, bringing a wealth of legal experience as... Read more
A second-year Tulane Law student is the runner-up in the National Mediator Competition hosted by the University of Houston Law Center, becoming one of two Tulane students clinching top spots in the final competition.   Annie Cleveland (L’24) is the 2022 National Mediator Competition Runner Up,... Read more
Vanessa Beary (NC '98), an experienced litigator, law professor and career adviser, has been named Tulane Law School’s Assistant Dean for Career Development. Beary, who has served for the past five years as a counselor in Tulane’s Career Development Office, specializing in assisting students... Read more