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Record number of TLS students land spots in coveted Diversity Scholars Program
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...
Tulane’s Center for Environmental law is a critical component to help save Louisiana’s fragile coastline while expanding the state’s expertise in the balance of natural resources, Gov. John Bel Edwards told those gathered at Tulane Law School to mark the Center’s launch March 21. Calling that... Read more
Senior Corporate Counsel at Google Ruth Ann Castro (L'00) is the keynote speaker of the 24th annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23,  the  annual meeting of top scholars in environmental science, law and policy at Tulane Law School. The student-run... Read more
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the official launch of the Tulane Center for Environmental Law with a keynote speech in late March, a nod to the importance Tulane Law School’s work as an international powerhouse in the field. To mark the occasion, Edwards will make his address March 21... Read more
Tulane Law School is hosting its annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation on Monday, March 25 featuring leading author and scholar Victoria Nourse, the Ralph V. Whitworth Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center.   Nourse is one of the nation’s leading scholars on statutory... Read more
A distinguished architect who has spearheaded multi-disciplinary efforts to improve society’s relationship with the environment, a renowned political science professor who studies women and politics, and a former journalist widely regarded as the nation’s foremost public intellectual are all... Read more
In the 35 years she’s been advocating against the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean, the Catholic nun featured in the movie “Dead Man Walking” has not found anyone on death row who deserves to die. “To watch someone be strapped down and their life ended, it is an overwhelming thing,” said... Read more
Louisiana has been the nation’s prison capital for nearly 20 years, but recently enacted a landmark package of 10 criminal justice reform laws. As a result, in June 2018, Oklahoma instead became the U.S. state with the highest imprisonment rate, replacing Louisiana. With that backdrop, Tulane Law... Read more
Professor Vernon Palmer, who is a foremost expert on international comparative law,  has just co-edited a published volume,  Legal Traditions in Louisiana and the Floridas 1763-1848, which explores the origins and influences on early law in the  Louisiana and Florida  territories and into statehood... Read more
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton is the keynote speaker on the opening day of Tulane University Law School’s 31st annual Corporate Law Institute (CLI) March 14-15 at the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Clayton will speak at the CLI Thursday from 1:45... Read more
In the fight to desegregate public educational institutions, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education was the seminal case.  Not far behind were cases like Meredith v. Fair which pushed college campuses to admit African-American students. Tulane Law School joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the... Read more
To meet Bessie Hall is to know persistence, and perseverance. In 2012, Hall had to retire from her job at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services after 17 years following an injury from a fall. But when she tried to apply for disability benefits some time later, the Louisiana... Read more
Professor Ann Lipton is once again gathering the top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate & Securities Law Roundtable on Saturday, March 16. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John... Read more
The most fabled book in Louisiana legal history – the de la Vergne volume -- has been gifted to Tulane Law School, an original founding document that details not only the laws of the 1808 Louisiana territory but also contains the hand-written notes of its principal codifier. The manuscript, a... Read more
Dear Friends, Thank you for opening the first installment of a newsletter for Tulane Law’s black alumni. This project is born out of our inaugural Black Alumni Reunion Weekend, which was held from Feb. 7-10 in New Orleans. It was an unforgettable and moving weekend that brought together more than... Read more
Rear Admiral Steven Andersen, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered this year's William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law at Tulane Law School. The lecture, titled  “Taking drugs off the water: Where domestic and international law converge,” was a broad summary of the Coast Guard'... Read more