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She gave her kidney to a stranger. Now, Tulane Law student wants others to follow
Last spring, a month after applying to Tulane Law School, Rowan Bienes was in an Arlington-area hospital, heading into the operating room to remove one of her kidneys. That morning, the staff at the Inova Fairfax Kidney Transplant Center lined the hallways as Bienes was wheeled by, clapping, and...
Tulane Law School has received one of the largest financial commitments for student scholarships ever from alumnus David Zhang (L’91) and his wife, Yibing Mao – a half-million donation that will double to $1 million under the NextWave Challenge program.  Zhang, a partner with Kirkland & Ellis... Read more
The Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Tulane Center for Environmental Law  is hosting an event with three leading legal voices to discuss the seminal Public Trust Doctrine in Louisiana Nov. 12 in an event to be held both online and in-person. Panelists Judge James L. Dennis of... Read more
One of the nation’s premier civil rights attorneys and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,  Sherrilyn Ifill, will be the keynote speaker at the biennial Tulane Black Law Alumni Reunion in February. Ifill’s speech will take place as part of the Saturday events of the BLA... Read more
A new era in college athletics began on July 1, 2021, and the landscape of college athletics has shifted for the nation’s student-athletes. For the first time in the 100-year history of the NCAA, college athletes can now receive almost unlimited compensation, including the use of their name, image... Read more
Tulane Law’s Center for Energy Law and the Texas law firm of Baker Botts are co-hosting a breakfast program focused on ESG issues facing the oil and gas industry on Friday, Oct. 22. The  program, titled, “ESG in Oil and Gas: How Upstream, Midstream and Investors are Rising to the Challenge,” will... Read more
Tulane Law School is bringing its Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law to the public Tuesday Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture, the first of the law school’s lecture series to be held in person in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, also will be online via webinar. The... Read more
Kwasi Agyeman (L’22) is among a handful of local law students who have been awarded the Law School Scholarship by the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society in New Orleans. Agyeman hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and is a research assistant at the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, where he helps in organizing... Read more
Prof. Katie Schwartzmann, Director of Tulane Law School’s First Amendment Law Clinic, has been appointed as court monitor overseeing a settlement to abolish controversial tactics used by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office to secure the cooperation of witnesses, according to filings. The... Read more
Tulane Law’s annual recognition of Constitution Day takes place Friday, Sept. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in a virtual format. This year’s event will highlight “Voting Rights and the Constitution” with a panel that includes Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, the lead counsel representing Fair Fight Action in the... Read more
Born in segregated America, George Marion Strickler was a man who spent most of his life fighting to end the practice, whether it was protesting on behalf of Black students to gain access to college admissions or lunch counters, or ligitating for the desegregation of southern public schools. As a... Read more
Dean Meyer’s Message to the Tulane Law community   Dear Tulane Law Community,   For those of you who were in the path of Hurricane Ida, whether here in Louisiana or on its sweep northward through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, I hope you and your... Read more
Almost everything about Max Nathan was larger than life. When he practiced law, he became one of the nation’s leading estate planning attorneys. As a scholar, he studied Shakespeare and founded a festival in New Orleans to honor the bard. As an educator, he went all in, teaching generations of... Read more
Law alumna and civic leader Cheryl Teamer, who rose from the ranks of law student to lead the legislative affairs office of former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, has died. Teamer was 58. A 1989 Tulane Law graduate, Teamer was a long-time fixture in New Orleans’ political circles, having worked in... Read more
They are the people of Tulane Law that make student and faculty life a little smoother, who assist in programs that help the public or simply keep our building running. Each year, Tulane Law recognizes the work of staff with the Staff Excellence Award, to honor those whose work – often behind-the-... Read more
A scholar whose work focuses on the inequalities of the justice system, particularly in rural criminal systems, has joined Tulane Law as a full-time faculty member. Prof. Maybell Romero joins the law school as the Felder-Fayard Associate Professor of Law and will hold a one-year appointment as the... Read more