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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...
The summer of 2020 will be remembered not just for the pandemic that swept the nation and killed hundreds of thousands, but also for our society’s grappling with hundreds of years of entrenched racism. In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, amid grief and despair, Tulane Law’s community... Read more
Earlier this month, I spoke with former Dean Robert Clayton, who with Dean John Kramer helped lead Tulane Law School’s phenomenally successful rise in the late 1980s and 1990s to become a national leader in promoting diversity in the legal profession.  Tulane then boasted the largest representation... Read more
A grueling first year at Tulane Law School did not deter Antonio Milton from a new challenge, writing his way onto its oldest and most prestigious legal journal. “So I shot for the moon,” said Milton (L’22) of Carencro, La. This week, he reached the proverbial moon by making history: He became... Read more
 Tulane Law Prof. Vernon Valentine Palmer has solved a legal “whodunit.” In his new book, The Lost Translators of 1808 and the Birth of Civil Law in Louisiana (Univ. Georgia Press 2021), Palmer (L’65) uncovers the true identity of the men  who wrote  the English translation of one of Louisiana’s... Read more
Dear Fellow Black Alumni: Wow, so much has happened since our last newsletter! I hope you have found some encouragement and peace, in what has been an exhausting past few months. We had a busy and successful summer 2020 hosting several virtual Diversity Dialogue programs that included book... Read more
Twice in as many years, Tulane’s Black Law Student Association Moot Court team has gone on to compete in the nationals. During the weekend of Jan. 22, the Thurgood Marshall Appellate Team, comprised of teammates Aicha Kyria Aime-Marcelin (L’21) and Michelle Domingue (L’22), took third place in the... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Tonya Jupiter, for her work “above and beyond the typical pro bono commitment,” received the Louisiana Appleseed Access to Justice Pro Bono Good Apple Award Thursday evening. Jupiter (L’94) is the law school's Associate Director for Pro Bono and Advocacy Programs, coordinating... Read more
Today, 157 Law School Deans from schools across the country -- including Tulane Law Dean David Meyer --  published a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week. The statement marks a rare occasion. It is unusual for such a diverse... Read more
To the Tulane Law Community: With most of the nation, I watched yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol with revulsion.  The images of a mob storming the seat of our democracy to obstruct lawmakers’ performance of their constitutional duties were shocking.  Yet they were also sadly familiar.  For... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna has been named Global and U.S. Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, becoming the first woman of color to hold both positions. Shauna Clark (L’94) also makes history as the only woman of color to lead a top 200 grossing law firm in the U.S., according to a story in the ABA Journal... Read more
Two Tulane Law School professors who are leading voices in immigration law have been named Bellow Scholars by the American Association of Law Schools, an honor recognizing innovative research projects by clinical legal educators that employ empirical analysis. Profs. Laila Hlass and Mary Yanik, co... Read more
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic spent part of the fall semester in preparation for arguments on a federal appeal in a case involving excessive force. Three students, AsheLee Singleton, Rachel Jokinen and Price Ciolino, all third-year law students, prepared for weeks to argue with... Read more
 The COVID-19 pandemic took a lot from students at Tulane Law School – much more than live events and in-person classes.  For second-and-third-year law students, the crucial aspect of networking with alumni and lawyers working in their preferred field became more complicated than ever. Ryan... Read more
Law students in Tulane’s Immigrant Rights Clinic may have saved the life of their client Luis Nuñez Saavedra by carefully listening to his story and taking quick action to win his release from detention. Third-year law students Gabriela Cruz and Trinidad Reyes paid attention when their client, a... Read more
The hearing on a motion about a plastic plant’s air quality permit in St. James Parish was expected to be procedural. Instead, a student-attorney from Tulane Law persuaded a judge that more review of the plant’s permit was in order on the basis of environmental justice. The case involving the... Read more

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