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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...
Maybe it was one of their first encounters during 1L orientation week that sealed their friendship. No matter when they became friends, Andrea Ewalefo and AsheLee Singleton – classmates, regular study partners, and soon-to be Tulane Law graduates – unequivocally know that a bond was formed the... Read more
For his dedication to his classmates and service to the community throughout his three years of law school, Kasheem Shane Thomas has received one of Tulane’s prestigious Crest Awards. Thomas, who is currently the 3L Class President, received the Gary Lawton Fretwell Award, named for a former... Read more
Two Tulane Law students have been awarded highly-competitive Peggy Browning Fund fellowships to work in public interest labor law jobs over the summer. Second-year law students Schuyler Corbin and Sarah Crowley were selected from more than 700 applicants across the nation for the fellowship which... Read more
William Montgomery, a second-year law student, has been awarded the Tulane Center for Environmental Law Prize for his forward-thinking analysis of climate accountability issues. Montgomery (L’22) wrote about the issue under the theory of unjust enrichment in a comment titled “Polluter Disgorges: ... Read more
For their leadership, dedication to scholarship and service to the law community, three remarkable Tulane Law students have been awarded the Tulane 34 Award. Jayde Encalade, Jacob McCarty and Brandon Sprague, all graduating third-year law students, have received the coveted “34” stole, and... Read more
Maybe it was the impact of growing up the son of immigrants from Mexico, or that his grandmother had toiled in California’s farming fields most of her life that brought Constantino Raya to the law. What is certain is that he now knows his purpose lies in working to help vulnerable populations. “... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Ann Lipton’s article, Not Everything Is about Investors: The Case for Mandatory Stakeholder Disclosure, published in Vol 37 of the Yale Journal on Regulation, made the Corporate Practice Commentator’s list of the 10 Best Articles of 2020. Lipton is widely recognized among the top... Read more
After years of research into the early foundations of Louisiana’s Civil Code, and after many memorable discoveries, Professor Vernon Palmer has reached a new milestone – teaching 50 years at Tulane Law. This remarkable anniversary coincides with his latest effort, solving a legal “whodunit” in his... Read more
The Moot Court Honorary Round Argument is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m., with two Tulane Law students making arguments before a distinguished panel of federal judges. Zachary Creel and Lucille "Lucy" Dieckhaus, both 3Ls,  will compete in a virtual format arguing Cohn v. Placerado... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has signed on to a letter to Congress from dozens of law deans around the nation asking for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which supports organizations providing legal services to the most vulnerable. “As deans of law schools in the United States... Read more
Tulane Law’s visionary and nationally-ranked sports law program got a significant gift a year ago – creating the nation’s first fully endowed professorship dedicated to sports law. Professor Gabe Feldman, the nation’s leading academic in the field, and the Director of the Sports Law Program, is... Read more
For its efforts to advance diversity in the legal community, Tulane Law School this summer received the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2021 Guardian of Diversity Award. The award is given annually to an organization that has made exemplary contributions to the cause of diversity, equity and... Read more
Kayla Williams spent the first half of her life stretching her body to its limits in pursuit of a gold medal in gymnastics. Having accomplished that by the time she turned 16, and with the experience of being an elite female athlete, the Tulane Law student now has set her sights on advocating for... Read more
Tulane Center for Environmental Law will hold a virtual symposium focused on equitable food systems on Friday, April 9. Experts on various aspects of food systems will come together for three separate panels for intimate, engaging conversation discussing the intersection of water, food, and... Read more
The annual Tulane Entertainment and Sports Law Conference – where Hollywood and sports titans discuss challenges in their respective industries –  took place virtually this year with three sessions that explored the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on sports and Hollywood. The April 1 event, which came... Read more