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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...
Two Tulane Law students have embarked this summer as 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellows, selected from hundreds of applicants around the nation. Hannah Davis (L'24) and Olivia Marks (L'23) are among 40 students nationwide chosen for the prestigious 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. This... Read more
For most of his lifetime, Tulane Law Professor Joel Friedman wanted to teach, and more specifically, he wanted to teach labor law. How he made it his life’s work is a story of dedication, a little luck, and the smarts to seize opportunities. For more than four decades, Friedman has taught scores... Read more
Tulane Law Professor and Law Library Director James Duggan has been featured in the July/August edition of Spectrum, the journal of the American Association of Law Libraries. Duggan has been a longtime leader in the AALL, serving as president in 2008-2009 and inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame in... Read more
Tulane Law student Jacob Edwards – who performed a whopping 418 hours of pro bono work – is the 2022 Tulane Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award recipient. Edwards (L’22) is originally from San Jose, Calif., and performed his pro bono service at Disability Rights Louisiana, where he... Read more
She spent time at Tulane Law researching how often Black families have historically lost land and property under systemic legal loopholes that denied them generational wealth.   Mikayla Mangle (L’22) parlayed her law school research into an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, one of the most... Read more
To know Edward Sherman, former Dean of Tulane Law School and a preeminent scholar in complex litigation, was to have a lifelong friend. His empathetic leadership style helped move the law school into the future.  “He was the nicest guy, almost too nice to be the Dean,” said longtime law school... Read more
Tulane sports law program alumnus Jordan Jackson is a manager of baseball operations with the Miami Marlins. A 2018 graduate of Tulane Law School, he worked in operations with the Atlanta Braves before joining the Marlins. He initially thought his path after law school would be more traditional,... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Martin Davies, director of the Maritime Law Center, has been awarded a Doctor of Civil Law degree by Oxford University, a prestigious honor for scholars who have made a lasting impact in their field. The Doctor of Civil Law degree is considered to be a “higher doctorate”... Read more
If this year’s Tulane Law graduating class was described in one word, it would be resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic, major record-setting hurricanes, new virus variants, all touched the lives of graduates – who persevered, nevertheless. On May 21,  215 graduates – JDs, LLMs, Master of... Read more
Law school awards signify academic and leadership achievement, three years of hard work and dedication to the profession of law. And it is an added honor to be chosen for an award by a vote of Tulane Law’s faculty. Two of the law school’s highest honors,  the John Minor Wisdom Award, focused on... Read more
William “Bill” Lovett was the kind of law professor students remembered years after graduation – he simply was born to teach. This makes the fact that he fell into teaching at Tulane somewhat by chance all the more fortuitous for the thousands of law students he mentored. Lovett, who spent more... Read more
Taking a risk mid-career to go to law school, Robert Morris, single dad, journalist and passionate advocate for the disadvantaged thought his hardest days ahead would likely be balancing the responsibilities of raising twin teenage boys with his legal studies. That was the fall of 2019. By spring... Read more
They are leaders, mentors and scholars who have received one of Tulane University’s highest honors. For their commitment to others, dedication to academic achievement and contributions to Tulane Law School, third-year law students Meredith Clement, Sergio Ingato and Antonio Milton have received... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer was honored on May 16 as one of the leading scholars of the world’s legal systems by the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL). Palmer joined a select few international scholars – and the only American – honored as “Five Great Comparatists” during a... Read more
Three Tulane Law students recently were honored with Crest Awards for their leadership, scholarship, and community service. Third-year law students Noor Mozaffar, Sara Wood and Michelle Domingue all received the Tulane Crest Awards as part of the Division of Student Affairs’ annual honors of... Read more