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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...
Professor Sally Brown Richardson, a respected scholar of property rights known for her engaging demeanor in the classroom and a gift for bringing often-arcane laws to life, will serve as Tulane Law’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  She succeeds Prof. Onnig Dombalagian, an expert in corporate and... Read more
It was a tumultuous spring for Peace Corps and Fulbright volunteers as the global COVID-19 pandemic surged around the globe. In almost every case, these volunteers were called home from international placements, and these life-changing international experiences were abruptly ended.  In some cases... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools and 16 prominent leaders of the Louisiana bar, including eight past presidents, have joined in commending the Louisiana Supreme Court for its recent decision to waive the bar exam for recent graduates. The “Court charted an alternative path that... Read more
The Louisiana Supreme Court will allow emergency admission to the state bar to applicants unable to sit for the July 27 bar exam after it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order effectively adopts the proposal advanced by the deans of Louisiana’s four law schools last week, granting... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools urged the Louisiana Supreme Court to issue an emergency admission rule for recent law school graduates so they can begin practicing law in the state, a day after the court abruptly announced the cancellation of the July 27 Louisiana Bar Examination. The... Read more
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, along with more than a dozen other law schools nationwide, is joining the ACLU Louisiana’s efforts to pursue cases against racially-motivated police actions. “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial,” is a project geared at challenging racially-... Read more
Tulane Law’s commitment to social justice issues takes a giant leap forward this fall with the opening of its two newest clinics focusing on immigration and First Amendment issues. This summer, the two clinics, the Immigrant Rights Clinic and the First Amendment Clinic, have begun a slow ramp-up... Read more
  Law Dean David Meyer joined nine other Tulane University Deans in condemning the recent order by the Department of Homeland Security that will adversely affect current and future international students. "We stand with our international students and pledge every effort to protect them from... Read more
Six Tulane Law students—more than ever before—have been chosen for the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars Program, a respected initiative that expands career opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The six will have the rare opportunity to work with attorneys from... Read more
Three Tulane Law professors have been named Reporters of Committees for the Uniform Law Commission, an organization that aims to provide consistent, clear laws across state lines. Profs. Gabe Feldman, Sally Richardson and Ron Scalise (BA '97, L'00) each serve as Reporter for ULC committees that... Read more
Kimberly Terrell The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic’s staff scientist, who has been among the leading researchers connecting elevated COVID-19 death rates to air pollution, particularly in communities of color, testifed this summer before the U.S. House of Representatives. Kimberly Terrell (BS, BA ’05), a PhD... Read more
With a message of black female strength, Tulane Law alumna Blake Gifford has conquered the fashion industry. Gifford (L’15) is her only client, doing the monumental work of turning what was a fledgling fashion blog started in college and featuring her thrift store finds into her own brand, Signed... Read more
José Torres, a noted immigrant rights leader who had worked with Tulane Law students and faculty to prevent his deportation, was granted legal status as a survivor of labor trafficking. The formal change in his immigration status is a significant victory that ends a years-long standoff with the... Read more
Robert Sloan, a professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Tulane Center for Energy Law, died June 19 of a rare form of brain cancer. Sloan, who was beloved at Tulane Law as a longtime adjunct professor and mentor to students in energy law and regulation, was a former executive vice president and... Read more
He was not supposed to become a lawyer. Four years of grueling science and medical courses were supposed to earn Ryan Niedermair (L’19) top scores on the MCAT exam, and a spot in a leading medical school. But as he graduated from Rhodes College in 2015, “I had an epiphany. I realized that was not... Read more

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