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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 Center for Environmental Director Mark Davis said it best, "At a time when uncertainty was a constant, Tulane Law’s environmental program was steadfast:  Teaching, serving, and mentoring in ways that matter in times that matter." Tulane, despite the COVID-19 crisis, was front and center on... Read more
Days before Tulane Law School closed its doors and the COVID-19 quarantine began, the 25th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit presented more than 20 panels over two days, covering a span of subjects from oyster management to climate change and risk allocation in the insurance and... Read more
Larry Kahn (L’95) wasn’t exactly planning to be an entrepreneur after practicing maritime law for 20 years in one of the most prestigious firms in New York. Yet in 2014, enticed by launching a startup that recycles old ships (a growing part of the maritime industry), his career took a turn that... Read more
President-Elect Joe Biden has named Tulane Law alumnus U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L’98) to a key White House post, serving as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, a New Orleanian who supported Biden as the national co-chair of his presidential campaign, and of... Read more
Tulane Law’s First Amendment Clinic has sued the Town of Gramercy over an ordinance that requires a permit and payment of a $10,000 bond to hold peaceful protests. The ordinance effectively prevented a grass-roots citizen organization, RISE St. James, from holding a peaceful march opposing... Read more
As students in Stephen Griffin’s Law of Democracy class at Tulane University School of Law, Alyssa McCain and Catherine Meyer immersed themselves in all things elections, from voter participation and campaign finance to racial discrimination and voting rights. They studied the laws of individual... Read more
Tulane Law, in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, is hosting a virtual symposium on the implications of artificial intelligence on society. Led by Tulane Law Prof. Kristin Johnson, an expert in artificial intelligence in financial markets, and Prof. Carla... Read more
The first thing you notice in working with Prof. Tonya Jupiter is her irrepressible spirit. It is her signature, part of every interaction, and it belies the challenges of coordinating Tulane Law’s legendary Pro Bono Program. Jupiter (L’94) is the Associate Director for Pro Bono and Advocacy... Read more
There is a new, well-known face hanging in the hallway that leads to the Tulane Law Dean’s Office, thanks to a generous gift from an art-loving alumni family. The portrait of Louis Armstrong titled Funeral for Louis: Old Louis by artist John T. Scott (1940-2007) is a hand-pressed woodcut print of... Read more
As Climate Week draws to a close, Tulane faculty are reflecting on what they have learned through their lectures and participation in climate change events across the country over the past week. One emerging theme is the growing demand for a climate-educated workforce. With global economies... Read more
While the nation is mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of equal rights for women and a cultural icon, some Tulane alumni and faculty are also feeling her loss as an extended member of the Tulane community. The Justice, they recalled, expressed an enduring... Read more
Every year, Tulane Law honors the celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 17. This year, Constitution Day will center on race and the cultural challenges facing the nation. A remote discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. titled “Race, Racism, Anti-Racism and the... Read more
Two Tulane Law legal clinics have formally named deputy directors. The new Deputy Directors are Prof. Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, who will help direct the Environmental Law Clinic, and Prof. Timothy McEvoy will work as deputy in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Both Livingston de Calderon and... Read more
The Tulane Center on Law and the Economy has announced its scholarly workshop series for this fall, which will be focused on bankruptcy law and debt relief in light of the current economic and financial crisis. The Center, a partnership between Tulane Law and The Murphy Institute, sponsors various... Read more
Tulane Law is welcoming three new faculty members this fall, two with the nationally recognized Women’s Prison Project and another who joins as the newest Forrester Fellow. Carlotta Lepingwell and Stanislav “Stas” Moroz join the law school as Clinical Instructors with the Women’s Prison Project, a... Read more

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