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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 Prof. Ann Lipton has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Research.  An ambitious and entrepreneurial scholar, Lipton’s sharp eye for emerging issues and her exceptional command of theory, doctrine and empirical methods has placed her research at the leading edge of her field.  “As a... Read more
Two Tulane Law faculty members have been promoted to new positions responsible for hands-on legal training and pro bono service. Professor Tonya Jupiter (L’94), most recently Director of the law school's Pro Bono and Advocacy programs, succeeds Prof. Stacy Seicshnaydre (L’92) as the new Associate... Read more
Two distinguished Tulane Law alumnae have been nominated by President Biden for ambassadorships overseas, the White House announced. Vicky Reggie Kennedy (NC ’76, L’79), senior counsel at Greenberg, Traurig, was nominated as Ambassador to Austria while Jamie L. Harpootlian (L’84), an attorney with... Read more
A recent Tulane Law alum has won the Democratic primary in New York City’s 7th district, defeating 11 other candidates, and marking a historic moment as the first Latino to represent the Upper Manhattan District on the City Council. Shaun Abreu (L’18), who has been practicing as a tenants’ rights... Read more
Photo Credit: Julie Dermansky   Impoverished communities in Louisiana with higher levels of toxic air pollution suffer from higher cancer rates, according to a report published by the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. The report compares the most recent cancer rates from the Louisiana Tumor... Read more
Robert Acomb Jr.,  a visionary lawyer who helped establish Tulane as a global center for maritime law and whose illustrious career saw him recognized as one of the top admiralty lawyers in the world, has died. He was 90. Acomb (B’51, L’53) was a long-time partner at the Jones Walker firm in New... Read more
As the story goes, Judge Jerry Brown (L’59) liked to credit luck for his remarkable life and career. He was lucky, he would say, that despite his small-town western Kentucky roots he got his law degree at Tulane Law School. He was lucky that he was chosen to clerk for the legendary Judge John... Read more
In recognition of her extensive contributions to the cause of education and French culture, the French Republic has named Tulane Prof. Dauphine Sloan a Chevalier in l’Ordre des Palmes academiques. Sloan, who teaches French and International Development in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts, also... Read more
Let’s say you are an organization whose members span the globe – and we mean every corner of the globe – and an in-person conference isn’t in the cards because of a pandemic. What do you do? You hold one virtually and around the clock, of course! That is exactly what the Association of Law,... Read more
Law school awards signify academic and leadership achievement, hard work and dedication to a profession that changes lives. And it is an added honor to be chosen for an award by a vote of Tulane Law’s faculty. Two such honors, the John Minor Wisdom Award, focused on academics and writing, and the... Read more
Student and faculty researchers with the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic released a report Tuesday that found immigrant detainees in Louisiana are routinely denied their right to a speedy review of cases challenging indefinite detention. Titled “No End in Sight: Prolonged and Punitive Immigration... Read more
For nearly a decade, the Southeast Louisiana Services (SLLS) Child in Need of Care (CINC) unit has been providing critical legal representation to vulnerable children in foster care, many of them victims of abuse, neglect and other forms of trauma. On Thursday, the SLLS team—which is directed and... Read more
Looking back, Jacob McCarty still gets a little choked up about where he began: A kid from Wrightsville, Ark., population 2,000. Despite his humble upbringings, his teachers noticed his love of learning early on. One of his teachers encouraged him to apply to be a magnet student at the larger and... Read more
To her, they are all “my kids.” To them, she is “Miss Brenda” the overnight custodian at Tulane Law School’s Weinmann Hall, the nice lady with a listening ear and words of encouragement. In law school, that kindness matters. The work is complex and the hours are long. You get to know the friendly... Read more
With its dual common law/civil law track, its world-class legal programs and long-standing international ties, Tulane Law’s LLM program was named among the top 14 in the nation for academic quality by the International Jurist. Tulane Law’s LLM programs were rated among the best for international... Read more

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