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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...
He was a pathbreaking trial lawyer who played a stand-out role in some of the most nationally significant litigation of the era, including landmark lawsuits arising from the BP Oil Spill, the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandals, and against Big Tobacco. But, to those who knew him best, Bob... Read more
He left Liberia in 2016 under threat of arrest and death after he helped stop palm oil conglomerates from destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of tropical forest in his home country of Liberia. For astounding work, Alfred Brownell (LLM ’02) has received awards and accolades, along with a safe... Read more
Louisiana has one of the highest immigrant detainee populations in the nation, housed mostly in for-profit immigration detention centers, yet suffers from a scarcity of immigration lawyers. “Louisiana has become an immigration incarceration destination, creating an access to justice crisis,” said... Read more
Forget the “one-in-100-years” storm theories when it comes to energy. Extreme weather events are likely to happen with more frequency because of climate change, and our energy grids will need to prepare accordingly. That was a key takeaway from Tulane’s latest Plug In on the Texas energy crisis,... Read more
Tulane’s 33 Annual Corporate Law Institute – one of the biggest M&A events in the country -- is scheduled March 11-12 in a virtual format.  The two-day event will feature a series of panels tackling the significant issues in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Among the leading... Read more
There is something magical happening in the Moot Court Program – lots of winning going on. Over the weekend, the Mock Trial Team – competing in a regional event against 25 others – took first place and is heading to the National Trial Competition finals against some of the best teams in the nation... Read more
Texas’ energy crisis is the topic of a special Tulane "Plug In” hosted by the Tulane Center for Energy Law, which will bring together leading experts to discuss what went wrong and what comes next. The event will be held Tuesday, March 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. (central time) and is titled “Systemic... Read more
The Hon. Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. lived a life of service: A Naval officer who went into battle in World War II, Assistant U.S. Attorney, district court judge, ad-hoc judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Wicker, whose life straddled two centuries that included... Read more
Here is a law school secret: No lawyer was born knowing how to argue a case skillfully. One way to hone that skill set is taking part in competitions hosted by Tulane Law’s more than 90-year-old Moot Court Program, one of the largest student-run organizations at the school and among the oldest... Read more
The Tulane Law Environmental Appellate Moot Court team competed in the three-day Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC), sponsored by Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Tulane’s team made it to the semi-final round, placing in the top nine of a 52... Read more
For student-attorney Zac Creel, his Criminal Justice Clinic case became a lesson law students learn quickly – sometimes good people do bad things. Sometimes, the mistake that lands them in prison is the catalyst for change. That is the story of Creel’s client, Joshua, who while serving 20 years of... Read more
 Just months after the nation saw protests that galvanized a movement for greater equity at all levels of society, the 26th annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit will focus its annual conference on environmental justice. The student-run Summit, one of the largest and most respected... Read more
Adeola Ogunkeyede’s role as a public defender is less job and more “living a fulfilling life.” Growing up in a predominately Black and brown, working-class New York neighborhood, and later comparing her experiences to those she met in high school, college, and later law school, she couldn’t look... Read more
He was an academically gifted young Black man from southern Mississippi, so it went without saying that he was expected to choose a money-making career and buck the trends about poor, young Black men. “I thought I would be a businessman and wear suits every day and have nice things,” said Chris... Read more
Three distinguished Tulane Law alumni have joined the law Dean’s Advisory Board, providing vital support for the institution’s future during challenging times. Their careers span a variety of legal areas: real estate, politics and the military. Each brings a wealth of experience to the Board at a... Read more

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